Cathedral School for Boys

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Cathedral School for Boys
1275 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA
Coordinates 37°47′31.8″N 122°24′50″W / 37.792167°N 122.41389°W / 37.792167; -122.41389Coordinates: 37°47′31.8″N 122°24′50″W / 37.792167°N 122.41389°W / 37.792167; -122.41389
Type Private, Boys
Religious affiliation(s) Episcopal
Established 1957
Head teacher Burns Jones
Grades K–8
Enrollment Approx. 250
Student to teacher ratio 9:1
Color(s) Red and Gold
Mascot Hawk
Lesson and Carols Rehearsal 2015

Cathedral School for Boys (abbreviated as CSB or merely Cathedral) is a private boys' primary school located on Nob Hill in San Francisco, affiliated with Grace Cathedral. It was founded in 1957 and is notable for its choir, the Grace Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys.[1] In recent years, the school has undergone extensive renovations and additions, most notably, an extension to the main building recently completed.

Mayor Gavin Newsom issued a proclamation that declared October 14, 2006 as "Cathedral School for Boys Day". October 14 was the celebration of CSB's 50th Anniversary.[2]


In September 1957, Cathedral School For Boys was opened in the Cathedral's bell towers. It was founded by Dean C. Julian Bartlett and parents seeking an alternative to the other private schools in San Francisco. On June 3, 1965 the school's current building was created inside the Cathedral's close.[3] One year later on September 12, 1966, the new school building was opened. In 1996, the current building was expanded to create rooms for the kindergarten and 8th grade.[4] Recent years have seen a number of new renovations to the campus, including a renovated gymnasium, auditorium, science lab, and media-arts center. Cathedral School for Boys is considered to be one of the finest schools for boys in the country.[citation needed]


  • David Forbes - 1957-1957 (Founding Headmaster)
  • Peter Keating - 1958-1960
  • David Forbes - 1960-1972
  • Jefferson C. Stephens Jr. - 1972-1979
  • Richard Downes - 1979-1984
  • Michael Grella - 1984-1986
  • Harry V. McKay - 1986-1990
  • Malcom H. Manson - 1990-1999
  • Michael Ferrebouef - 1999–2015
  • Burns Jones - 2015–Present

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Cathedral School for Boys (October 2006), Red & Gold No. 60: 50th Anniversary Commemorative Calendar, Cathedral School for Boys 
  2. ^ Red & Gold No. 61. Cathedral School for Boys. 2007. 
  3. ^ "New School to Be Built Next to Grace Cathedral". San Francisco Chronicle. December 17, 1964. 
  4. ^ Cathedral School for Boys - History Archived 2011-07-23 at the Wayback Machine.

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