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

33 Parent Reviews for National Cathedral School

My daughter attended NCS and loved it. She learned to speak French fluently, play the piano, row crew, sing in a choir, and compete, yes compete. There is nothing wrong with that word! She went to a top ivy league university and a top ivy graduate school program, never distracted by wondering whether ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/12/14

I attended NCS over a decade ago. I had only one average teacher as a lifer there which I consider to be pretty amazing. It was a hard school back then and they demanded excellence on a daily basis. You could never get away with a second rate effort which I think was a difficult, but powerful lesson ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 02/14/14

National Cathedral school is a challenging school. I have a few children there but also children in the public school system. One of my children would not have survived the academic challenges of NCS. She does best in the easy public schools. Do not think that just because your child has straight As ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/19/13

Leaving at the end of this year. The teachers are not at all what you would expect. Anyone considering this school should check the number of high schoolers who leave the school (like us). Obviously that is not a decision undertaken lightly. When you have ten students leave at the end of 9th grade, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/14/13

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

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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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