43 Parent Reviews for Cathedral Catholic High School
I am a student at Cathedral and I absolutely love it. As a freshman I was unsure about it because I had gone to public school all my life, but now as a senior I couldn't be more happy I decided to go to Cathedral. The teachers are really great and super accessible and will help you when you need it.
... Read more You are also treated as an adult and I feel I am much more prepared for college and what the future holds for me not only because of the great education I get but also because of the values the school teaches and the people I have met. I love this school and am so glad that I go here. Read less
Posted by a student on 09/15/12
The only reason that I am giving this school a five star rating is because there isn't six stars available. Both of my kids attend CCHS and they absolutely love it. The campus is so five star it's not even comparable to 90% of the other schools in San Diego. Yes it costs a lot, but that's what you have
... Read more to expect when you want to send your kids to private school. I have personally met with multiple administrators as well as teachers and they are all really great people. I would highly recommend that everybody send their kids here. Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/15/12
This school is pricey, however it is well worth it. Both my kids have been well prepared for college. They had to work hard at their classes, and we had to sacrifice to send our kids there. We could barely afford it but nevertheless this was a once in a lifetime experience for them. The staff members
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Posted by a parent on 09/13/12
Can't understand some of these reviews to be honest. Thinking they must be from parents of kids who are struggling with the work load. You do have to work hard at this school to be successful, yes, it is a great school. My son loves his classes,his teachers, is doing great, has yet to meet the san
... Read more diego elite kids ?? We are a normal hardworking family. All his friends there are from normal Catholic families. There is a strong sense of service,community and work ethic at Cathedral and the priests are very cool. Couldn't be happier with a classical education so far. Also there is so much here for kids to do. Sports and Clubs. A good safe education and it is NOT full of wealthy snobs! I think that was more perception than reality due to the school being in Del Mar. Kids come from all over to go to this school for a reason, to work hard and do well. Love that they teach Latin, it is awesome! Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/11/12
I recently graduated from CCHS and it was the best four years. The students are all so friendly and welcoming, it is a blessing to be around everyone. The teachers get to know the students so well and are really passionate about their jobs. They are outstanding at what they do, and love helping the students.
... Read more They give each student the attention and help they need in order to be most successful, and they push us to do our best. My favorite part of Cathedral was the community. It is such a fun place to be! No matter where you come from, what you believe, what sports you do or don't play, or what you like to study, you will find a place at Cathedral. I loved Cathedral Catholic more than anything and I can't wait to go back and visit! Cathedral has the most school spirit I've ever seen before. Whether it be at our school masses, a sporting event, a rally, a school dance, or even just day to day on campus, the students are very proud of their school, and love to show it. Cathedral Catholic High School is the place to be. Read less
Posted by a student on 08/31/12
So glad we found this school and got out of the horrible San Diego city schools!
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Posted by a parent on 08/29/12
My son will be a sophomore at Cathedral and he enjoys the challenging classes he has. There is no bullying that he has seen and he has.not mentioned any differences between the rich kids and others. Had he not gone here he would.have had to go to Mission Bay. This is a very good school and he is happy
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Posted by a parent on 08/20/12
I love working at Cathedral Catholic High School and reading some of these reviews makes me sad. I am sorry that some of these people had negative experiences. I have had many, many positive experiences here and I love the people I work with. I have been teaching for 15 years and have taught in several
... Read more different schools, both public and private. I left a very high achieving public school to work here and I have never regretted my decision. I believe Cathedral is a special place because of the faculty, staff, families, and most importantly the students. We have some truly amazing and talented kids in our community and I feel lucky to get to interact, discuss, debate, challenge, and learn with them. Our school community really does feel like a family to me. I love this place and hope to spend the rest of my teaching career here. I invite anyone who is interested in our school to come and visit and see what we are all about. We would be happy to see you. Read less
Posted by a teacher on 08/17/12
My son is student in this school. He has a really good GPA but they didn't help him to even change one of his classes in his schedule. he has 3 AP classes and 2 of them are in the same day with precalc. Principle is so rude and they don't help you at all. All they want is your money and thats it. there
... Read more are 1700 students in this school because of that teachers cant pay attention to all of them. so if your child needs someone to push him for studying don't choose this school at all. This school is just a big fancy one with wealthy students. thats it. If you want to waste your money go ahead and send your child to this school. All they want is your MONEY Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/16/12
My son came to Cathedral after finishing middle school at a private Catholic school (Cathedral was his choice). While Freshman year was an adjustment year (as I think is the case in ANY high school) he absolutely loves it. The campus is practically drug free and extremely safe. Weapons and gang activity
... Read more are non-existent. To me that is worth all the money in the world. He is entering his Junior year this year and while he complains about the work load and too much testing, the knowledge he has gained there is evident to me when I talk with him about his classes. I must say he has had maybe two really bad teachers (one was his Spanish teacher who everyone seems to have a problem with) but that can happen in any school. My son's friends from Cathedral have spent a lot of time with our family and are the nicest kids I know and a joy to be around. The school has high standards and my son has risen to meet them, because that is what is expected of him. If all schools were like Cathedral, there would be a lot less troubled youth in this country. Great school, great principal and worth every cent in my opinion. Read less
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San Diego schools — Cathedral Catholic High School is located at 5555 Del Mar Heights Rd, San Diego CA 92130. 5555 Del Mar Heights Rd is in the Carmel Valley neighborhood and 92130 ZIP code in San Diego, CA The school district for Cathedral Catholic High School is the Diocese Of San Diego Education Office. Cathedral Catholic High School is a Catholic school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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