We are thrilled to announce the success of the Alumni Spirit Challenge! THANK YOU, Cathedral School alumni, for rising to the occasion and helping us claim a $5,000 Challenge Grant offered by an anonymous alumni donor in support of the 2019-2020 Annual Fund. Because of your commitment and care, the number of alumni donors has grown by more than 75% this year and our community was able to claim this extraordinary grant. On behalf of all Cathedral School students, faculty, and staff, thank you for making this possible!

Did you miss out on Spirit Week? Visit the landing page for a recap of the various virtual events and activities. Click here to check out the Spirit Story Videos that were shared on our social media channels. Featured alumni and alumni parents are listed below:

Zoe Brown '19
Howard Nusbaum P '00 & '02
Lucy Culver P '17 & '21
John Abbott '76
Daphne Rubin-Vega '99
Blair Duncan '09
Diego Ocasio '19 and David Ocasio and Catherine Torres-Ocasio P '19 & '21
Melanie Baker P '04 & '07
Jody, Peter, Hank ‘15, and Nick ‘17 van der Goes

About the Cathedral School

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.

Please contact Mary Jo Rohrer, Special Events and Community Relations Coordinator, if you have any updates or archival material you would like to share. Alumni are encouraged to stay in touch with The Cathedral School by emailing us or submitting an alumni contact form
"I feel very lucky and grateful to have attended Cathedral. It is a school that is deeply invested in the moral and emotional growth of its students as well as in their academic growth. It imbued me with a passion for learning and taught me integrity. The Cathedral community is a very special one; my closest friends to this day are the ones I made there."
-Maya Jasinska '13

"The most important lessons I learned at Cathedral were an appreciation for the world's diversity and a sensitivity to differing perceptions of the truth"
- John Weiler '75

"Cathedral School was an incredible experience for me! I will never forget!"
- John H. Williams, Sr. '82

“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

"Cathedral School was a great four years of my life. Even though I had come in 4th grade and most of the children had been there since kindergarten, we all became closer than ever and I felt like I had a family there."
- Anneliese King '03


Check out the most recent Alumni Newsletter, Connection, from June 2020.

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    • Cameron Leo '16 Speaks at 2020 Absalom Jones Benefit

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