The Cathedral School of St. John the Divine (New York City)

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The Cathedral School of St. John the Divine
Location
1047 Amsterdam Ave
New York 10025 - 1702

United States
Coordinates 40°48′14″N 73°57′46″W / 40.80389°N 73.96278°W / 40.80389; -73.96278
Information
Type Private, Co-educational
Religious affiliation(s) Episcopal Church
Established 1901
Principal Marsha K. Nelson
Grades K-8
Website

The Cathedral School of St. John the Divine is a co-educational Episcopal, independent school K-8 day school for girls and boys of all faiths located in New York City’s Morningside Heights on the Upper West Side. Founded in 1901, it is located on the premises of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, and has an enrollment of about 265 students.[1][2] Of those pupils, 137 are girls and 129 are boys, and 95% are day students.[3]

Scholastics and sports[edit]

It offers language studies in two Chinese tongues, Latin, French, and Spanish, and the sports of baseball, basketball, soccer, softball, and track and field.[3]

About one third of their students earn financial aid to offset the $10,000-plus annual tuition,[3] and they work to achieve diversity in their enrollment.[4]

While the school welcomes children of all faiths, there is a distinct Anglican religious feel to the school: students attending prayer services, saying The Lord's Prayer or grace before meals, and celebrating Christmas, with the best singers joining the Cathedral's choir,[5] which sings evensong, and, in the days after 9/11, for memorial services.[6]

Campus[edit]

There is a flock of peacocks on the grounds of the school yard and the adjoining cathedral close, which were first donated by the Bronx Zoo in the 1980s.[7]

In 2009, the school completed improvements to their kitchen and other facilities.[8]

The school hosts an annual Spring Fair,[9] most recently in May 2013.[10][11]

Governance[edit]

The school is governed by a board of trustees, the current chair of which is The Very Rev. Dr. James A. Kowalski, dean of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.[12]

The school is a full member of, and is accredited by, the National Association of Independent Schools.[3] It is also a member of the Association of Independent Schools Admissions Professionals.[13]

Alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official website". Cathedral of St. John the Divine. n.d. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 
  2. ^ "The Cathedral School Of St John The Devine (sic.)". Private School Review. n.d. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d "The Cathedral School Of St. John the Divine". National Association of Independent Schools. n.d. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Jacqueline Y. Pelzer is honored: Absalom Jones Award". Early Steps website. February 25, 2011. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 
  5. ^ Straub, Emma (December 21, 2011). "Christmas, Over Our Dead Bodies". The New York Times Opinionator Blogs. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 
  6. ^ Zarin, Cynthia (September 18, 2011). "Opinion: Evensong". The New York Times (opinion pages essay). Retrieved June 18, 2013. 
  7. ^ Barron, James (February 3, 2012). "On Godly Grounds, a Prideful Flock". New York Times City Room Blogs. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 
  8. ^ "The Cathedral School of St. John the Divine". Julien & Company. 2012. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Cathedral School Annual Spring Fair". Mary Poppins for Kids. May 5, 2012. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 
  10. ^ "SATURDAY 5/18: UWS Cathedral School Of St. John The Divine Spring Fair". Upper West Side (newspaper). May 17, 2013. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Cathedral School of St. John the Divine Spring Fair". Time Out New York. May 15, 2013. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Members of The Cathedral School Board of Trustees: 2012–2013". Cathedral of St. John the Divine website. n.d. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 
  13. ^ "The Cathedral School of St. John the Divine". Association of Independent Schools Admissions Professionals. n.d. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 
  14. ^ "GARY, JOHN". Texas State Historical Association website. n.d. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 

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