Raising Boys


Cathedral School offers a daily hot lunch program at no extra cost to families. Our students have a choice of a daily hot entree and sides, two different types of homemade soups, and a fresh salad bar, and they eat together either in our Gresham Hall lunch room or outside on the Cathedral's plaza.

Prepared in our on-campus kitchen by our longtime partners at ACRE Real School Lunch and served by our wonderful parent volunteers, our lunches are healthy, varied, organic, sustainable, and most importantly, delicious!

ACRE Real School Lunch Guiding Principles

  • Cook food from scratch.
  • Keep food affordable without compromising quality.
  • Keep food choices inclusive of particular health and diet needs.
  • Support and use local and organic ingredients (see below).
  • Use grass-fed meat and free-range poultry, free of hormones and antibiotics.
  • Use only natural, non-hydrogenated oils in cooking and dressings.
  • Serve food fresh and hot — not reheated.
  • Respect the environment through sustainable practices like our full composting / recycling program that aims for zero waste.
  • Exceed USDA guidelines for nutrition.
  • Keep meals low in sugar and free of trans fats.
  • Continually change menus and offer a wide variety of healthy choices within each meal.
  • Embrace cultural diversity.
  • Offer choices that are appetizing to a younger palate (for inspiration, we ask kids for their favorite recipes).
  • Pay special attention to vegetarian and vegan options and all dietary / allergy concerns.

Partnering With Local Artisans & Farms

Organic Produce:
Local Bakeries:

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.