National Cathedral School

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3612 Woodley Rd Nw

Washington, DC 20016

(202) 537-6307

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Grades: 4 - 12

School Type: Private

Student Enrollment: 581

Students Per Teacher: 8

Parent Reviews

29 Parent Reviews for National Cathedral School

My daughter is in her second year at NCS. If I had to summarize NCS, I would say it is the best education that money can buy. It literally, is impossible to not get a great education. The teachers are always good, and some are great. I don't want to attack anyone else's opinion or motivation for ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/05/13

IThe atmosphere is toxic. Very few girls in my daughter's class were happy by 11th or 12th grade. The problem at NCS is that the administration just doesn't care about the emotional well being of the students. The head is completely disengaged from the life of the school. The culture of the place ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/29/13

Don't be fooled by the money at this school. It is NOT the school is used to be and does not deserve the reputation it once did. We changed schools because the high school is run by administrators and teachers who do not care about education or students. They care about money, elitism and power. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/03/13

I love my school, and I feel like I need to give a present-day student's POV. Looking through here, the main complaints I see are: You have to be DC elite: My mom is a middle school teacher and I've had no problem making friends. Nobody cares how much money you have. I don't even know what my friends' ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 06/04/13

I have strong feelings about NCS. I attended many years ago and, while I found it very difficult, the teachers worked very hard to get me up to speed. I owe a great deal in my life to having had the privilege of going to NCS. My sister also attended and has been tremendously successful in her very ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/18/13

From a 2011 parent. Wonderful school, but not for everyone. My daughter thrived, but she was very social, smart and driven. If I had another daughter, I would think long and hard about sending here there, because the same place might not be right for her. We are upper middle class, but by no means rich. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/12/12

I had two children that attended the NCS lower school and while I loved the academics, wholesome activities, and friendships they fostered I would not recommend the lower school, if the perception of your family unit can even remotely be seen as negative by the teaching staff. The perception does not ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/28/12

Attending NCS was a wonderful decision for me. Being in college now, I've been able to look back and identify how NCS has shaped my growth. For me, the two most striking dimensions of NCS are the community and intensity. I really cannot speak more highly of the community. The bond developed between girls ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 08/21/12

As a recent graduate of NCS, I feel qualified to assess the learning environment. I am an excellent standardized test taker, and I don't mind working hard; however, dealing with the administration drained much of my potential and energy. For a place that aims to challenge every student, when I asked ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 08/20/12

I could not have gone to a better high school, and no, my standardized tests are not perfect nor was I an exceptional athlete. I have always struggled with test-taking - standardized or not - and I found the NCS teachers to be readily available and very willing to help me through my test-taking struggles. ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 04/29/12

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Washington schools — National Cathedral School is located at 3612 Woodley Rd Nw, Washington DC 20016. 3612 Woodley Rd Nw is in the 20016 ZIP code in Washington, DC National Cathedral School is a Private school that serves grade levels 4 - 12.
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