Admissions Policy

Cathedral School seeks to enroll boys who will benefit from our program, and will contribute to our community life through their interactions with others, integrity and sense of responsibility, and active interest in learning. We seek boys of fine character exemplified by compassion for others and high motivation.

The School evaluates all applicants to learn their aptitudes, competencies, and their readiness to work with their peers at Cathedral School. In making admissions decisions, Cathedral School gives special consideration to siblings of boys currently enrolled at the school, as well as legacy families and faculty members. We also take into consideration underrepresented groups within the school population. We endeavor to create a student body that represents the ethnic, cultural, religious, and economic diversity of San Francisco.
It is the earnest desire of the entire Cathedral community that no boy who is qualified for admission should be denied the opportunity of attendance solely because of inability to pay the full tuition fees. Cathedral School for Boy's Adjustable Tuition program, which is funded to a large degree by the School's endowment, exists so that we can maintain a socio-economically diverse student body. 

Cathedral School is proud to announce our new Community Scholars Program, through which the School strives to attract talented boys from underrepresented communities within the Bay Area. This Program is designed to place socio-economically diverse students of “high academic potential” in 5th or 6th grade. For more information, please visit our Community Scholars Program page. 
Interest in Cathedral's Adjustable Tuition program has no influence on the consideration of an application to the School. The School’s Finance Committee supervises the Adjustable Tuition program, and the same standards and criteria apply to all candidates who apply for Adjustable Tuition.

Cathedral School for Boys

1275 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone 415-771-6600
Fax 415-771-2547
Located in San Francisco, CA, Cathedral School for Boys is an independent elementary school for boys in grades K-8. Our mission is to provide an excellent education through intellectual inquiry and rigor that is centered in the Episcopal tradition and is respectful of and welcoming to people of all religious traditions and beliefs.