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About This School

Cathedral Preparatory School is a private high school in Erie. The principal of Cathedral Preparatory School is Sr Claudia Dombrowski. 613 children attend Cathedral Preparatory School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. The student to teacher ratio at Cathedral Preparatory School is 15:1. Abraxas Learning Center is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Arabic
    • Cantonese
    • French
    • German
    • Hebrew
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    • Latin
    • Mandarin
    • Russian
    • Spanish
    • Tagalog
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Bicycling
    • Cheerleading
    • Crew
    • Cross country
    • Fencing
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Rock climbing
    • Rugby
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Water polo
    • Wrestling
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School
White, non-Hispanic 94%
Black, non-Hispanic 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7%
Asian 0.7%
Hispanic 0.5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0%
Multiracial 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My son received a good education at Prep. I ll never know whether what he received was worth the $30K it cost because I can never know how he would have fared at a different school. I suspect that the money spent was not worth it. The teachers at Prep are as a whole like those in other schools. There are some great ones and some average ones. None I would describe as "bad" and certainly none who are evil . I wish I could say the same for the administration and the guidance department. I have another child who is attending a local public school and receiving at least as good an education as my son received at Prep at no cost other than the taxes I pay. And unlike Prep the public school administration has done nothing to cause me to distrust them.

  • (2 years ago)

    We sent our first two children to public school and our last two to Cathedral Prep. There is simply no comparison in the educations. They push the boys to want to succeed and instill in them a drive that public schools do not. They not only teach the boys academics but integrity morals and respect. Things public schools prefer to ignore. The tuition is high but there are many scholarships out there. My boys do NOT play sports and we were given plenty of assistance. If not I would still insist it is worth every single penny.

  • (5 years ago)

    Cathedral Prep is an excellent school. My son loves the school. He was a B&C student in middle school. They have challenged him academically and been very supportive. He is recieving almost all A's in honors classes. There is a lot of school spirit pride and a tremedous alumni support. My daughter attended McDowell H.S and there is no comparison. The tuition is worth every penny spent. It is one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life.

  • (5 years ago)

    Catherdral Prep is one of the top high schools in Erie. Yes you pay a bit in tuition but the education my son has received is priceless. I agree that close to 98% of the students go on to college many qualifying for academic service and sport scholarships which are all earned. The school reinforces the morals and values we try to teach our son at home. It is worth every penny and then some. Live a little simpler and make the sacrifice if you have to your son will thank you later.

  • (5 years ago)

    About two of the posts November 1 2008 and March 27 2008. Half of the students DO NOT play in the school sports programs. They are all boys so many do participate in sports...not sponsored by the school. Wow....what a tradgedy! The percentage of students who continue on to college directly after graduation is closer to 98% not 50 %. Most students who attend Prep are not from wealthy families but rather families who sacrifice to send their children to a private school...not because they're 'stuck up' because they make the decison based on religous values residing school district hope that it helps with their children's future to name a few.

  • (5 years ago)

    The tuition is to high The teachers are not that great. Half the students play sports so therefore dont get in trouble. The kids are all stuck up. they said your almost guaranteed to go to college but half do not. You could go to another school and still get into college.

  • (6 years ago)

    The tuition is high it is a struggle to pay. Half of the students get assistance which means half don't. My son was not in sports. He loved Cathedral Prep. It was the best place for him. He found his niche. You make your own way in this world. He found his there. At Prep they take theology for four years. There is a depth to their education beyond the basic subjects. It may not sink in now but it lays a foundation for later in life.

  • (6 years ago)

    All about the kids who play sports and not much else. Tuition is too high.

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