“I cherish the academic foundation and friends that Cathedral gave me, and I will be forever thankful to the school, the faculty, and the staff.”

- Madeleine Rumely ’99
The Cathedral School was founded in 1901 as a small, tuition-free boys choir school. The boys selected to reside at the school were provided a “musical and grammar education absolutely free.” Their only expenses were uniforms and books.

While much has changed in the intervening century, the commitment of our alumni has not. Alumni dating as far back as the 1930s call and write the school, visit campus, contribute to the Annual Fund, attend the Absalom Jones Benefit, and much, much more. They represent one of the most loyal groups in education, and their lifelong passion for their alma mater is a moving testament to the lasting effects of our unique K-8 program.

Alumni are encouraged to stay in touch with The Cathedral School by emailing us or submitting an alumni contact form.

Cathedral School Time Capsule—call for items!


We are thrilled to announce the burial of a Time Capsule as one of the culminating components of our Expansion Project.
This capsule, which will be buried during a special alumni reception during Spring Fair (May 18—see sidebar), will be opened in 2051 on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the founding of The Cathedral School. 
 
Please consider submitting a memento of your time at Cathedral for inclusion in the Time Capsule. These could be notes, papers, flyers, photographs, t-shirts, and more—anything that represents your experience! We encourage community members to be creative; we’d love to represent as many eras of our school as possible.
 
All items submitted for consideration must be received in the Office of Institutional Advancement by Thursday, May 9, 2019. These may be dropped off or mailed to:
 
The Cathedral School
Office of Institutional Advancement
1047 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10025
 
You may also submit photos, written memories of your time at The Cathedral School, or other digital materials by emailing alumni@cathedralnyc.org. These stories and photos will be printed for enclosure in the Time Capsule. 
 
Please note: we may not be able to include all submissions due to space limitations, but we will do our best to accommodate all relevant items.
 
Please contact Daniel Hrdlicka, Advancement Associate, for more information.

Upcoming Events

We are delighted to invite our alumni and friends to two special events celebrating the Expansion and Innovate. Collaborate. Excel: The Cathedral School Campaign.
 
Expansion Dedication
& Earth Day Evensong

Friday, May 10, 2019
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
The Cathedral Church
 
Join us for a special Evensong—held in conjunction with Grandparents & Special Visitors Day—celebrating Earth Day and The Cathedral School Expansion!
 
Spring Fair: Alumni Reunion
& Time Capsule Burial

Saturday, May 18, 2019
The Cathedral School Expansion

Program will begin at 11 AM, followed by an alumni reception and tours.
Spring Fair ends at 4 PM
 
All are invited to celebrate the past, present, and future of The Cathedral School during Spring Fair 2019. Enjoy the food, fun, and festivity of Spring Fair, as well as an alumni reception, tours of the new and renovated spaces of our completed Expansion, and a brief program that will culminate in the burial of a Cathedral School Time Capsule. Please click here to RSVP. 

2017-2018 Alumni Events

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