Cathedral School

Raleigh, NC
Cathedral School building

A Message From the Principal

Located in Downtown Raleigh, Cathedral School is an integral part of Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral Parish. Since the school’s founding in 1909, it has played a dynamic role in the North Carolina educational community. As one of the first schools in North Carolina to educate Native American children and the first Catholic school to integrate in the early 1950s, Cathedral School is proud to continue serving as a hallmark of ethnic, racial and socio-economic diversity amongst Raleigh’s other private/Catholic schools. 

In addition to its continued commitment to serving a diverse community, Cathedral School maintains a valued tradition of academic excellence with a unique opportunity to extend its curriculum to include the local Downtown Raleigh area. Walking field trips to our State Capitol, museums, and cultural and performing arts centers are a natural extension to our PK-4-Grade 8 classrooms. Licensed faculty and staff are dedicated to growing our 240+ students in mind, body, and spirit.  

Simply put, the school motto is our way of life: At Cathedral, we love God, learning, and each other! Visit our website to learn more or to schedule a personal tour: We look forward to meeting you soon!

Mrs. Danielle Gucwa


Our mission is to provide a Christ-centered atmosphere rooted in the gospels and our Catholic traditions where students can know God, love God, and serve God while pursuing academic excellence. Through the integrated development of their mind, body and spirit, we envision that our graduates will become life-ready servant leaders prepared to affect change within a diverse, global community.


Our faith and Catholic identity at Cathedral School are the core of our daily life.  School-wide prayer sets the tone for both the beginning and end of each school day. In addition to weekly Mass attendance and monthly Adoration, our students are afforded the opportunity to serve as readers, altar servers, and Mass musicians. What wonderful ways to share gifts and talents with the wider school community! Additionally, students in Grade 2 receive First Reconciliation and First Eucharist preparation through their religion studies in the classroom. Grades 2-8 attend reconciliation at scheduled times throughout the year, including Advent and Lent.



At Cathedral School, we are blessed to have full-time teacher assistants in all grade levels who work alongside our licensed faculty to challenge and support students in achieving their fullest potential. In addition to core subjects (religion, math, science, reading/ELA and social studies), our students also attend a variety of supplemental classes to round out their educational experience, including: physical education, art, music, media and technology, and Spanish (Grades 3-8 only). Middle school students engage in high interest elective classes, as well as a Catholic Leadership course designed to put their faith in action.


As part of our mission to educate children in mind, body and spirit, Cathedral School offers a variety of extracurricular activities for students to develop their own special gifts and talents. Beginning in Grades 3 and 4, students are able to join our after school choir and/or band programs. Many of these students, along with other talented students, serve as student music ministers at our weekly school Masses. Our school also has a long history of success at regional and state Science Olympiad competitions. Chess Club is a long-standing favorite among students in Grades Kindergarten through 8.


Year the school opened: 1909
Number of students: 244
Number of days per week students attend Mass: 1
Average class size: 25
Teacher/student ratio: 1:13
Tuition assistance: $343,950 offered in scholarships

204 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
United States