ADMISSION > Community Scholars Program

Cathedral School for Boys is proud to announce our new Community Scholars Program for talented students from around the Bay Area applying to 5th or 6th grade. The program will offer full tuition, plus supplemental costs, and mentoring for a boy’s Upper School years (5th up to 8th grade) at Cathedral. The Program, which is aligned with our School’s Mission, Philosophy, and history, has been established because we believe that a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community makes our school a better place and allows each member to better reach his potential.

The Community Scholar Program provides:
  • Up to full tuition for a student during his middle school years (5th - 8th grade);
  • Funding for associated school expenses like school uniforms, supplies, travel, and athletic equipment;
  • Technology support, such as wi-fi access at home;
  • Transportation support to and from school;
  • A week-long summer program designed to help the student and his family prepare for the academic, social, and cultural realities of Cathedral School;
  • A mentor, who will be responsible for supporting the student and his family during his time at Cathedral School.

Eligible applicants should:
  • Be enrolled in grades 4th or 5th during the year of application;
  • Consistently perform above grade-level in all subjects, averaging B+ or higher, and demonstrating scores in the top 25% of standardized testing either administered by their current school or Cathedral School during the admission process;
  • Receive strong teacher recommendations from two current teachers (with a preference for math and English teachers);
  • Perform well during a campus interview;
  • Demonstrate good character, the capacity for leadership, and a willingness to be a positive contributor to school life;
  • Show a desire to participate in extracurricular activities;
  • Have a household income of $100,000 or below.
Cathedral School welcomes nominations. Interested candidates or their families should contact Tara Boland, Director of Admission, by email at, or by phone at 415.614.5113.

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.