Affording Cathedral


Cathedral School for Boys’ tuition is intentionally inclusive of the school expenses a family will incur over the course of the academic year. Tuition covers lunch and snacks, books, school supplies, materials, athletics, technology fees, field trips, outdoor education trips, and international travel.
Tuition for the 2023–2024 School Year:
  • $42,500 for Lower School (Kindergarten – Grade 4)
  • $44,000 for Upper School (Grades 5–8)

Adjustable Tuition

Cathedral School for Boys is committed to attracting and retaining a socio-economically diverse student body because we believe in enriching our learning environment by including all forms of diversity.
We maintain an Adjustable Tuition program for approximately 24% of the student body, providing $1.8 million in tuition assistance based on a sliding scale. If you are considering Cathedral School for your son, please do not hesitate to apply because you think that your family cannot afford it.
We are here to help you!
Cathedral School has recently partnered with Clarity Tuition, a financial aid platform that seeks to make the application process easy, more streamlined, and user-friendly. Clarity’s mission of “removing barriers for today’s families” aligns with our own values of inclusion and belonging. For any questions, please reach out to Kate Juergens, Director of Enrollment Management.

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  • Applying for Adjustable Tuition

    Step 1: Beginning September 2023
    To apply to participate in the financial aid program, begin by creating a parent account on the Clarity Tuition website. You will use this account to upload all of your financial aid application components. *Note for Divorced / Separated / Never-married Parents Living Apart: A separate financial aid application must be submitted for each household.
    Step 2: By January 31, 2024
    • Submit your financial aid application and all relevant attachments (e.g., 2022 Form W-2/1099, Completed 2022 Federal Tax Return 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ) to your parent account on the Clarity Tuition website.
    • Optional: Submit a Letter of Family Circumstance. If a letter of explanation would help us better understand your situation, please include it with the rest of your application in your Clarity Tuition parent account.
    For more information, please review the Clarity Quick Reference Guide or the Family Application Guide.
Adjustable Tuition is offered to students based on proven need and available school funds. Cathedral School seeks to enroll academically qualified students independent of their financial circumstances.
Parents that are applying for Adjustable Tuition and may be considered “low-income” by San Francisco standards are encouraged to also apply for scholarships available from the BASIC Fund for up to $2,500. The BASIC Fund Scholarships help further close the gap to fund an independent school education. The BASIC Fund begins accepting applications in January on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply early. For more information, please go to BASIC Fund. José Zamora or Kate Juergens are also happy to assist you with this.

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.