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Belong. Believe. Become.

Cathedral High School (CHS) is a college preparatory school located in midtown Manhattan. CHS focuses on rigorous academic preparation for young women of all faiths, especially those whose families might otherwise be unable to afford a private education. The Sisters of Charity founded the school in 1905 to educate the daughters of immigrant communities. Today, CHS continues to call students from diverse backgrounds to grow in a community of faith and develop into confident, independent, and responsible citizens. Teachers and students form deep bonds, reflecting a shared commitment to helping girls succeed in school and life. Regardless of a student’s starting point, Cathedral welcomes her and challenges her to fulfill her greatest potential.


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Learning and Enrichment

CHS offers a challenging college preparatory curriculum that exceeds the New York State Regents standards and requirements. We’ve also partnered with St. Francis College and St. John’s University, so that students are able to earn college credits while attending college-level classes at Cathedral. Led by an exceptional faculty and administrative team, a wide range of academic opportunities are augmented by applied learning experiences and extra-curricular activities designed to inspire and promote success. Our hands-on guidance program assists students in finding the optimal colleges and financial aid packages.

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Medical Gateways

Founded in 1995, our Medical Gateways program has become a solid pre-premed program for our young women interested in health and science. Medical Gateways augments students’ curriculum through a progression of specialized courses, as well as volunteer experiences and internships at some of New York City’s most prestigious institutions like NY Presbyterian Hospital.


STEM Programs

The Design and Engineering Technology Department curriculum consists of: Technology Foundations, Communication Systems, Digital Photography, Graphic Design, Technical Drawing, Robotics, and Web Development. State of the art resources include: a 3D Printing Studio, Robotics classroom, and the Ursula M. Burns MakerSpace, named after CHS alumna and former CEO of Xerox.


Business and Law

Students prepare to enter the global marketplace by learning from industry leaders and classes such as Broadcasting and Journalism, Criminal and Civil Law, Litigation, Entrepreneurship, and Organization and Management. They also have the opportunity to intern in NYC law offices, courts, investment management firms, and other corporations.


Beyond the Classroom

Over 35 clubs, including: Brainiacs, Campus Ministry, Dance, Fashionistas, Leadership, Marching Band, Drama and Musical Theater, World Youth Alliance, Young Lawyers Club, and many NYC cultural class trips.


Sports Include: Basketball (JV and V), Cheerleading, Cross Country, Fencing, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Track, and Volleyball.


Learn More About Cathedral High School


If you wish to learn more about Cathedral High School, please don’t hesitate to call our Director of Admissions, Johanna Velez at (347) 809-3231. You can also fill out a form to request for more information and we will send you additional information and keep you informed of upcoming Admissions events.