National Cathedral School

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
National Cathedral School logo.jpg
Mount Saint Alban


United States
TypePrivate, day, college prep
MottoWe believe in the power of young women
Religious affiliation(s)Episcopal
Patron saint(s)Hilda of Whitby
Head of SchoolSusan C. Bosland
Student to teacher ratio8:1
Color(s)Purple and gold
Athletics conferenceISL
Team nameEagles

The schoolEdit

Woodley North Classroom building
Hearst Hall

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,[1] 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.[2]

Notable alumnaeEdit

Notable former facultyEdit

External linksEdit


  1. ^ Beauvoir
  2. ^ [1] National Cathedral School
  3. ^ "National Cathedral School ~ Election Experts Speak at NCS". Retrieved 2015-06-01.
  4. ^ "Rob Carter's Story • Strive: A Campaign for St. Albans". Retrieved 2015-06-01.
  5. ^ "Family Assets - Al Gore, Kristin Gore :". Retrieved 2015-06-01.
  6. ^ Tapper, Jake. "Daddy's girl". Retrieved 2015-06-01.
  7. ^ Tribune, Chicago. "Libby Fischer Hellmann follows suspenseful new paths". Retrieved 2015-06-01.
  8. ^ "National Cathedral School ~ Lynda Bird Johnson Robb '62 Recalls Her NCS Days". Retrieved 2015-06-01.
  9. ^ Stolberg, Sheryl Gay (January 25, 2014). "Old Democratic Name (Nunn) Stakes Bid on Shifting Georgia". The New York Times. p. A1.
  10. ^ "ComPost". The Washington Post. Retrieved November 14, 2012.
  11. ^ Pickert, Kate (December 2, 2008). "2-Minute Bio: Susan E. Rice". Time Magazine. Retrieved November 14, 2012.
  12. ^ a b Virgil E. McMahan (1995). The Artists of Washington, D.C., 1796–1996. Artists of Washington. ISBN 978-0-9649101-0-2.

Coordinates: 38°55′53″N 77°04′20″W / 38.9313°N 77.0722°W / 38.9313; -77.0722