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 as we endeavor to increase the diversity of our applicant pool at all levels to develop 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. The Board of Trustees established the Adjustable Tuition
program, which is funded to a large degree by the School's endowment to create a student body that is reflective of the socio-economic diversity of the community that CSB serves.
Launching soon, Cathedral School is introducing our Community Scholars Program, through which the School strives to attract talented boys from underrepresented communities within the reachable geographical 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
Interest in Adjustable Tuition 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.