Why Cathedral

Quality education. Affordable for your family.

At Cathedral High School, we believe all families should have access to an excellent education.

100% of students receive financial aid. Thanks to generous donors, most families receive a tuition discount of 80% or more!

This makes Cathedral the best value for a private education in Greater Boston.

No matter what your financial situation may be, we encourage you to apply, and look forward to working with you to make a Cathedral education possible.

Excellent Academics

Rigorous curriculum for all students
40% of upper-class students take AP courses
– Hands-on, project-based learning – i.e. our biology classes work with Tufts Medical School students!
– Small class sizes with dedicated academic support to ensure student success


Meaningful Experiences

  • 10+ athletic teams and 20+ clubs
  • – Internship opportunities
  • – Financial Literacy program
  • – Retreats and community service projects through the Daley Center for Campus Ministry
  • – Education rooted in Catholic values applicable to students of all faiths
  • – Strong alumni community from the past nearly 100 years!

Proven Success

  • 100% graduation rate
  • 100% college acceptance
  • – Strong academic gains despite national academic declines over the past 3 years
  • – SAT readiness improvement


Cathedral Community Values

Here at Cathedral, we focus on values rooted in the Catholic faith that are applicable for students of all backgrounds. Our community is committed to excellence and social justice, and embrace the rich diversity of our community and foster a culture of inclusion, opportunity, and empowerment.


Accessible Location

We are conveniently located in Boston’s South End neighborhood, accessible by MBTA bus, T, and commuter rail. Cathedral students come from all corners of Boston and beyond!


Visit the “Locate Us” page for more details! 



Spotlight on: Financial Literacy

Being financially literate is more important than ever. Cathedral’s Financial Literacy offerings help our students become Life Ready. These offerings include:

  • – Financial Literacy elective course
  • – Financial Literacy Mentor program  
  • – Financial Literacy program for all Juniors and Seniors
  • – The Benjamin Project program – where students are given real money in order to learn about spending and saving habits
  • – Internship opportunities in the world of Finance with Fidelity Investments

Spotlight on: Internships

Cathedral students have the opportunity to gain real-world experience through internship programs in a variety of fields, including:

  • – Finance industry with Fidelity Investments
  • – Law industry with WilmerHale
  • – Construction industry with Cannistraro LLC


Contact Us

We’re here to help you through your high school application and decision process. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or to request additional information.

Maryum Reed

Director of Admissions, Cathedral High School

617-542-2325 x312



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