National Cathedral School
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National Cathedral School (NCS) is an independent Episcopal private day school for girls in grades 4-12 located on the grounds of the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., United States. Founded by philanthropist and suffragist Phoebe Apperson Hearst and Bishop Henry Yates Satterlee in 1900, NCS is the oldest of the institutions constituting the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation.
|National Cathedral School|
Mount Saint Alban
|Type||Private, day, college prep|
|Motto||We believe in the power of young women|
|Patron saint(s)||Hilda of Whitby|
|Head of School||Susan C. Bosland|
|Student to teacher ratio||8:1|
|Color(s)||Purple and gold|
NCS has about 580 students in grades 4 through 12. Its mascot is the eagle. Its brother school, St. Albans, and the shared coeducational elementary school (K-3), Beauvoir, are also located on the 57-acre (230,000 m2) Cathedral Close in Northwest Washington near the Washington National Cathedral. Susan C. Bosland is the eleventh Head of School.
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- Judith Barcroft, actress, All My Children and other soap operas
- Esther Brimmer, foreign policy expert and past Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs
- Beverly Byron, '50, U.S. Congresswoman (D-Md.), 1978–93
- Liz Clarke, sportswriter
- Kate Collins, actress
- Ethel Roosevelt Derby, civil rights spokesperson
- Karen C. Fox, science writer
- Kristin Gore '95, author and Emmy-nominated screenwriter
- Karenna Gore Schiff '91, author, journalist, and attorney
- Libby Fischer Hellmann, mystery writer
- Katharine Holmes, Olympic fencer at the 2016 Summer Olympics
- Alice S. Huang, biologist, former president of AAAS
- Naomi Iizuka, Japanese-American playwright, professor at UCSD
- Luci Baines Johnson, '65, daughter of U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson
- Lynda Bird Johnson Robb, '62, daughter of U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson
- Kara Kennedy, filmmaker and television producer
- Heather Langenkamp, actress, A Nightmare on Elm Street
- Jenny Lin, Taiwanese-American pianist
- Maya MacGuineas, political writer and President of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
- Leslie Marshall, journalist and novelist
- Caroline Adams Miller, coach, speaker, and author
- Queen Noor of Jordan, née Lisa Halaby, writer, activist
- Michelle Nunn, non-profit executive; former political candidate
- Cristina Odone, Italian journalist, editor, writer
- Alexandra Petri, op-ed columnist and writer of the ComPost Blog at the Washington Post
- Brenda Putnam, sculptor
- Stephanie Ready, professional and college basketball broadcaster; first woman to coach US men's professional basketball
- Helene Reynolds, actress in the 1940s
- Susan E. Rice, National Security Advisor; former United States Ambassador to the United Nations; former foreign policy advisor to Democratic Presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D.-IL); former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs
- Sandra Scarr, former chair of the psychology department at University of Virginia
- Trish Sie, music video, commercial, and feature film director (Pitch Perfect 3)
- Caroline Thompson, screenwriter, Edward Scissorhands
- Elizabeth Walton Vercoe, musician, educator, and composer
- Robin Witt, theater director
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