Applying to Kindergarten

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

Applying to Grades 1–4

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

Applying to Grades 5–8

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • Step 1: Complete an Inquiry Form

    Click here to complete an inquiry form.
  • Step 2: Register for a Tour (Required)

    You may register for Cathedral School Admissions events, including tours, through Ravenna (click here). We require all prospective parents / guardians to attend a Tour and a Parent / Guardian Interview — all other adult events are optional. All events are in-person unless otherwise indicated.
  • Step 3: Complete the Application (Required)

    The Cathedral School for Boys application may be accessed via Ravenna (click here). Applications — including a Student Evaluation and a Records Request — are due January 17, 2024. There is an application fee of $100 that is due upon submission of the application. If you need a fee waiver, please contact José Zamora via email or at 415.614.5183.
  • Step 4: Sign up for Parent / Guardian Interview (Required)

    You may schedule your Parent / Guardian Interview on Ravenna (click here). Interviews will be conducted from October through January 31. Interview dates will be released on Ravenna on a monthly basis.
  • Step 5: Grade 5–8 Assessment & School Visit

    We welcome your son to spend a full day with us in January or February. We will host an assessment day on February 3, 2024, to assess applicants’ readiness and potential.

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  • Admissions Policy

    Cathedral School seeks to enroll boys who will benefit from our program and who will contribute to our community life through their interactions with others and through their integrity and sense of responsibility. We seek boys of strong character who are excited to learn, curious about the world around them, not afraid to take risks, will lean into difficult conversations, and never stop growing.
    Cathedral School assesses all applicants to ensure that we are setting each boy up for academic success. Our assessment is based not only on academic aptitude, but also attitude. We seek boys who are eager to learn and work respectfully and collaboratively with their peers and teachers alike. In making admissions decisions, Cathedral School gives special consideration to siblings of boys currently enrolled at the school, as well as the sons of legacy families and faculty members. We endeavor to create a student body that is racially, ethnically, culturally, and socio-economically diverse, and represents a full range of family structures and religions. We do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, sexual orientation, religion, ability, or national or ethnic origin.
    It is the earnest desire of the entire Cathedral School community that no boy who is qualified for admission should be denied the opportunity of attendance solely because of an inability to pay the full tuition fees. Cathedral School for Boys’ 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 offer the Community Scholars program, through which we strive to attract socio-economically diverse students of high academic potential in the Bay Area who will be entering grades five or six. For more information, please contact José Zamora, Assistant Director of Admission and Outreach, at or at 415-614-5183.
    Interest in Cathedral School’s Adjustable Tuition program has no influence on the consideration of an application to the school. The same standards and criteria apply to all candidates who apply for Adjustable Tuition.
  • Admissions Deadlines

    • November 1, 2023: Sibling Applications & Student Recommendations Due
    • December 31, 2023: Kindergarten Application Deadline
    • January 17, 2024: Grade 1–8 Application Deadline
    • Date TBD: Adjustable Tuition PFS Forms Due
    • Date TBD: Adjustable Tuition Supplementary Forms due (2023 1040)
    • March 14, 2024 (12:00pm): Admission Decisions Are Posted
    • March 21, 2024 (10:00am): Signed Enrollment Contracts and Deposits Are Due

Cathedral School for Boys

Located in San Francisco, California, Cathedral School for Boys is an independent elementary school for boys in Kindergarten – Grade 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.