Monday, February 22 - Friday, February 26

This community week, in the vein of Spirit Week in May 2020 and Cathedral History Week in November 2020, will demonstrate the scope of our Equity and Engagement curriculum, from Kindergarten through 8th Grade and beyond, and invite all members of our community, including students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff, and more, to engage more deeply in the work of anti-racism, equity, and justice. 

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Doing the Work Event Spotlight: Cathedral Alumni Focus Group
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (on Zoom)
REGISTER HERE

This fall, Cathedral launched its Anti-Racism Action Plan, which identifies both short- and long-term goals across five immediate areas of focus. As a part of this plan, the school invites all alumni and parents of alumni to take part in a Focus Group, during which we hope to learn from you and your Cathedral experiences:
  • What were the formative parts of your/your child's Cathedral education that prepared you to engage in a multi-racial world in an anti-racist fashion? 
  • What was missing from that educational experience?
Questions? Contact alumni@cathedralnyc.org

Submit a Retirement Tribute for Marsha Nelson, Head of School
During Cathedral History Week, we officially launched a year-long celebration of Marsha Nelson's 18 years as Head of The Cathedral School. Marsha has shaped the school into the place we know it to be now: a place of rigor and community that educates students to become articulate, confident, and responsible citizens of the world. Show your appreciation for her deep impact by submitting a written tribute and/or photo (with a caption or message) to advancement@cathedralnyc.org

Alumni featured throughout Cathedral History Week
Current Choristers, Angela O. ‘22, Avery P. ‘22, and Max S. ‘22 had the opportunity to interview Richard Wyton ‘70 and David Owen ‘82 and learn about their experience as Choristers!

2020 Head Choristers, Angela G. ‘20, Natalia G. ‘20, and Sasha B. ‘20. talk about the impact of their involvement in the choir.

Leonard Fleisig ‘67 shares what it was like to have the one-and-only Ray Charles lead the choir in a rendition of "Hit the Road Jack!”

Sage V. ‘21 and Lillie C. ‘21 interviewed Karyn Seroussi ‘79, one of the first female students to attend Cathedral School, in honor of Cathedral History Week.

Steve Bargonetti ‘70 speaks about the impact that Cathedral had on him as a young student, and how it paved his path forward into adulthood.

Although Maya Jasinska ‘13 says it’s hard to pick just ONE of her favorite Cathedral memories, she shares about how rewarding it was to play Circe the Sorceress in the 6th Grade Greek Play.

Alumnus Stu Chamberlain ‘56 gives us a full rundown (word for word from a 1955 schedule!) of what daily life was like for students enrolled in the all-boys choir boarding school.

The 2019 8th Grade trip to Boston was filled with history and adventure, but the most memorable part for Stefan Inderbitzin ‘19 was that, “It was a nice opportunity for us to come together as a family.”


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 email alumni@cathedralnyc.org 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 submitting an alumni contact form which includes a section for your Class Note. 
"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

"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

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

"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

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