Who We Are


Cathedral School for Boys (est. 1957) is an Episcopal, K-8 school of 264 students located in San Francisco. Cathedral is committed to providing an excellent education while defining what it means to educate and raise boys. We devote each day to the spirited dialogue, dynamic lessons, and intentional character building that guide each young boy to engage in the way that best fits him, while he simultaneously develops empathy and respect for the world around him.
Cathedral believes that diversity is an educational imperative, and we have been recognized for our leadership and multicultural education. Cathedral embraces families of all religious, ethnic, racial, and socio-economic backgrounds and structures. Forty-two percent of our student body are students of color, and annually, we dedicate more than 16% of our gross tuition ($1.5m in 2019) to Adjustable Tuition, our financial aid program which supports not only tuition for students in need, but also tutoring, uniforms, transportation, and technology needs, as examples. We remain deeply committed to the continued diversification of our students and faculty.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Cathedral School for Boys is committed to equal employment opportunities for all individuals. The School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, religion or religious practices, color, gender, including gender identity/expression, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, creed, citizenship status, military or veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, prior arrest or conviction record, genetic predisposition, status as a domestic violence or stalking victim, caregiver status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable state, federal, or local laws.     

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  • Director of Lower School

    Main Purpose of the Role
    The Director of Lower School advises the Headmaster on all matters pertaining to the division and is responsible for upholding the School’s mission, philosophy, policies, and standards. The Director of Lower School serves as the division’s chief administrator and is an integral, contributing member of the administrative team.
    Key Responsibilities:
    (The primary tasks, functions, and deliverables of the role)
    • Assist in long-range institutional and divisional planning
    • Screen, interview, and recommend potential candidates for hiring
    • Work with faculty to evaluate, refine, and implement a coordinated, sequential, and articulated curriculum
    • Supervise and evaluate faculty performance and support professional growth with:
      • Classroom visits with observation
      • Regularly scheduled meetings with each faculty member
      • Periodic evaluations for each faculty member
      • Attentiveness to professional growth opportunities
    • Clarify, maintain, and enforce discipline procedures in coordination with the administration, faculty, and school-wide policies
    • Monitor student academic and individual growth by:
      • Participating in assessment and evaluation of student’s developmental needs
      • Referring children for further evaluation and assisting with appropriate interventions
      • Scheduling and attending regular level meetings with faculty
      • Providing assessment, grading, and reporting systems.
    • Support faculty in communicating personal and academic progress of students
    • Organize the yearly schedule of classes, teaching responsibilities, and duties
    • Plan and lead regular faculty meetings
    • Plan in-service programs in collaboration with other Directors
    • Lead weekly Lower School Chapel services
    • Coordinate with Director of Admissions in the review of candidates for the Lower School
    • Serve as a member of the Admissions Committee and implement student admission
    • Attend all admissions events, tours, and applicant screenings
    • Prepare necessary handbooks and sections of external reports
    • Manage calendar of events for the lower school
    • Oversee textbook and supply orders
    • All other duties as assigned
    Skills and Competencies
    (The abilities that the individual needs in order to perform this role effectively)
    • Builds relationships and community
    • Listens with care and values collaboration, and is willing to step up and make difficult decisions
    • Leads with visibility, warmth, and engagement
    • Fosters diversity, equity, and inclusion
    • Approaches others thoughtfully, reflectively, and intentionally
    • Is forward-thinking
    • Conducts themselves with self-confidence and self-mastery
    Bachelor’s Degree
    Masters Degree in Education
    • Elementary teaching experience (5+ years)
    • Demonstrated expertise and passion about early childhood education
    • Strong organizational and communication skills
    • School leadership work
    • Experience managing, motivating, mentoring, and coaching others
    Prior Knowledge
    • Elementary curriculum best practices and development

    Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Kate Juergens, Director of Lower School, at juergens@cathedralschool.net.

    Role Title: Director of Lower School
    FLSA Status:
    Reports to:
    Direct Reports: Lower School faculty including Learning Specialist, Librarian, and Student Counselor
  • School Chaplain

    Cathedral School for Boys is an Episcopal school located in the historic Nob Hill neighborhood of San Francisco and serving 260 students in grades kindergarten through eighth.  Cathedral School is a division of Grace Episcopal Cathedral, and it resides on the same city block as Grace Cathedral and the Diocese of California.  Because of the School’s location, the Chaplain serves as a member of a vibrant network of institutions, clergy, and laity working on behalf of the Episcopal Church and a collection of Episcopal organizations. 
    At the same time, Cathedral School operates largely autonomously.  Although the School shares some space with Grace Cathedral, it is independently governed and financed.  Importantly, the Chaplain reports directly to and works closely with the Headmaster.
    Throughout its history, Cathedral School has sought to provide the finest possible education for boys within a highly diverse community of students, faculty, and parents.  Roughly 40% of the students identify as non-white, and there are twenty-four zip codes represented within the student body.  Cathedral maintains one of the most robust financial assistance budgets in the Area (known as “adjustable tuition” at the School). 
    The breadth of religious diversity within our community is both wide and intentional, and the religious plurality that exists at Cathedral School remains one of our hallmarks.  Importantly, this plurality, we feel, enhances our identity as an Episcopal school.  We believe that this attribute provides each student with the opportunity to forge, at his own time and pace, an abiding understanding of who he is as a spiritual being.  Our religious diversity also compels each boy to develop an appreciation for the beliefs of others.  As one parent recently commented, “My son graduated with a deeper understanding of his beliefs as a Hindu, and with an essential awareness of and respect for the practices of others.”
    The Chaplain represents one of the most public and influential voices within the Cathedral School community.  The Chaplain directs four Chapel services a week, all of which are held in Grace Cathedral.  The Chaplain coordinates many of these services with teachers, administrators, and students.   (Grace Cathedral, in fact, regularly hosts dignitaries and leaders from all over the world, and the School makes every effort to harness the Cathedral’s history and reputation as a leading institution for social change.)  The Chaplain is also responsible for developing and delivering a K-8 religion curriculum, which currently includes a study of the Old Testament, the world’s major religions, and ethics.  The Chaplain is also intimately involved in the School’s service learning program. (In fact, Cathedral’s location within the City of San Francisco and proximity to a variety of prominent service organizations represent an area of programmatic opportunity for our School.)
    While tradition is an important part of Cathedral School’s ethos- the boys wear ties to class, for instance- it is not encumbered by history.  In fact, we seek candidates, who are interested in helping Cathedral School, specifically, and Episcopal schools, more generally, reimagine the role that a Chaplain can and should play in a diverse, dynamic, and increasingly interconnected world.  Thus, it is our hope that the incoming Chaplain will possess the interest and capacity to think and act expansively in reimagining this role.
    Cathedral School seeks an ordained Episcopal priest attracted to the unique Mission of our School.  It is imperative that candidates feel called to work with boys at this formative stage of their lives and especially as we, at this inflection point in social and cultural history, necessarily reconsider what it means to be a young man.  Experience serving as a school Chaplain is helpful, though not mandatory.  More important are the attributes of compassion, creativity, integrity, motivation, and humility.  Those lacking a sense of humor need not apply.  A desire to collaborate is essential.
    This is a full-time position.  The salary and benefits offered by Cathedral School are some of the best in the Bay Area, and the Cathedral School Chaplain, if qualified, participates fully in the Church Pension Fund.  We recognize the potential complexities of moving to the Bay Area, and we offer support to those undertaking this move.
    Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Harrison Wilkes, assistant to the Headmaster at wilkes@cathedralschool.net.
  • Interim Middle School Humanities Teacher

    Key Responsibilities:
    (The primary tasks, functions, and deliverables of the role)
    • Teach three sections of 6th-grade Humanities, an integrated English and Social Studies course.
    • Maintain the highest quality of instruction and expectations for students. 
    • Effectively evaluate and communicate student progress using both formal and informal means. 
    • Serve as co-advisor for one cohort of 12-13 students.
    • Fulfill student supervisory duties as needed
    • Attend faculty meetings, chapel, and other required school events

    Skills and Competencies:
    (The abilities that the individual needs in order to perform this role effectively)
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Commitment to early adolescent education
    • Awareness of differentiated learning and teaching styles; familiarity with project-based learning is a plus
    • Eagerness to work in an all-boy environment and embrace the School’s mission
    • Facility with online instruction in case the school or grade needs to return to Distance Learning

    QualificationBachelor’s degree in English or historyAdvanced degree in English or history and a CA teaching credential
    Experience3+ years teaching English or historyTeaching English or history at the middle school level
    Prior KnowledgeGoogle Suite (including Classroom) and ZoomExperience teaching online courses

    Please send cover letter and resume to Chad Harlow, Director of Upper School, at harlow@cathedralschool.net.

    Role Title: Interim 6th-grade Humanities Teacher (On-Campus)
    FLSA Status: Exempt
    Reports to: Director of Upper School
"Connections and conversations between boys and teachers are valued and integral to the learning process. Cathedral is a place where boys and families feel loved, supported, and successful as well as strive to do the same for others."

- Tracy, current teacher
“Cathedral School for Boys is outstanding in its wholeness.”

- Dick, former teacher

Cathedral School for Boys

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.
1275 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94108   •   Phone: 415.771.6600   •   Fax: 415.771.2547