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
"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

Upcoming Events

Young Alumni Homecoming, Classes of 2016-2019 
Monday, November 25, 2019 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Peace Tree Evensong
Friday, December 20, 2019 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

NEW! College Luncheon, Classes of 2012-2015
Thursday, January 9, 2020 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Ice Skating Party--on the Close this year!
Friday, January 24, 2020

Hoops from the Heart
Saturday, February 22, 2020 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Absalom Jones Benefit
Friday, March 6, 2020 7 p.m. - 11 p.m.

NEW! Spirit Week
Monday, May 11 - 15, 2020

Alumni Reunion at Spring Fair
Saturday, May 16, 2020 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Class of 2016 College Send Off
June 2020 TBA


Check out the most recent Connection, Cathedral's Alumni Newsletter. 
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