Community Scholars Program

The Community Scholars Program is a comprehensive scholarship for high-achieving boys from underrepresented backgrounds, entering the Grades 5 or 6. With this program, Cathedral School continues to strive to live our school mission more fully by “attracting a diverse student body of strong academic potential.” We look forward to welcoming students into our community for whom an independent school education might not have otherwise been possible.

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  • Community Scholars Program Details

    • Up to full tuition for a student during his middle-school years (grades 5–8);
    • Funding for associated school expenses, for example, school uniforms, supplies, travel, and athletic equipment;
    • Technology support, for example, wi-fi access at home;
    • Transportation support to and from school;
    • A mentor who will be responsible for supporting the student and his family during his time at Cathedral School for Boys.
  • Community Scholars Must Be

    • Enrolled in Grade 4 or 5 during the year of application;
    • Consistently perform above grade level in all subjects — averaging B+ or higher;
    • In addition to the required teacher evaluation, candidates must receive strong letters of recommendation from two current teachers (with a preference for math and English teachers);
    • Perform well during a campus interview and screening;
    • Demonstrate good character, a capacity for leadership, and a willingness to be a positive contributor to school life during their school visit;
    • Show a desire to participate in extracurricular activities.
  • Applying to Become a Community Scholar

    Cathedral School for Boys welcomes nominations. Interested candidates or their families should contact José Zamora, Assistant Director of Admissions, at or at 415-614-5183

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.