Prepare for college, life at Cathedral High

For over a century, Cathedral High School (CHS) in Manhattan has been teaching young women of all cultures and religions lessons in the classroom and life itself.

“We are a community of students, teachers, staff, parents, and alumnae committed to achieving excellence in education,” said Johanna Velez, Director of Recruitment. “We continually challenge our students to become productive members of society who will conduct themselves with religious and moral integrity in the pursuit of social justice.”

Located at 350 East 56th Street, CHS, a Catholic college preparatory school in the Archdiocese of New York, is known for excellence in academics. According to Velez, all graduates are accepted into a college or university and 98 percent pursue their education at a four-year college.”

Founded in 1905, CHS offers various Advanced Placement courses in subjects such as biology, calculus, and Spanish, and electives include women’s studies, forensic science, fashion design, and entrepreneurship.

Additionally, CHS offers two unique academic programs in medicine, law and business where students engage in internships and apply themselves to a more rigorous curriculum.

Aside from academics, sports teams include basketball, swimming, volleyball, soccer, and softball while clubs and activities range from the National Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America, and Arbutus (newspaper), to Art Club, Choir, Green Club, Drama, Steppers, the Travel and Culture Club, Billiards, Dance, and Fitness Club.

When asked what sets CHS apart from other high schools, Velez said the “specialized Health and Business/Law Programs, which give students the opportunity to not only intern in these fields but gain the knowledge necessary to one day be successful in these fields,” were the primary factors.

Velez also added that, in addition to being rather affordable, CHS teaches students life lessons that can be applied both in and out of the classroom.

“It [Cathedral] gives students opportunities to enhance not only their knowledge but their possible future careers,” she said. “Teachers are dedicated and students leave our school well-prepared for their future.”

For more information on CHS, call the school office at 212-688-1545 or visit cathedralhs.org. – Alexa Mae Asperin


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