The Admissions Process

Welcome to The School of the Cathedral!

Welcome to The School of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen! We encourage our students to strive for excellence in their studies through our high academic standards. The combination of a strong academic foundation and spiritual growth helps students develop into well-educated, morally conscious individuals.We invite you to explore our website and learn more about our wonderful school and community. 

We are accepting applications for the 24-25 school but some grades have limited openings. 

If you would to schedule a tour or have general questions please contact Julie Bacso, Director of Enrollment at  We look forward to working with you and meeting you soon!

Upcoming Admissions Events

Tours will be offered each month. Registration is required and can be scheduled using this link


Shadow Experience

Prospective students interested in attending the School of the Cathedral for the 2024-2025 school year in grades 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th will have the opportunity to see what it’s like to be a Cathedral student this fall. Students with completed applications will be contacted by our admissions team and a day will be scheduled for the student to attend classes and complete their placement testing. Please email for details.

Placement Testing Dates

Placement Testing for grades PreK4 – 7 will be scheduled when the prospective students application is complete. Our admissions team will be in touch to schedule testing for your child.

Rolling admissions will begin in January for the seats that we have available at that time.

Frequently Asked Questions


Question: What time does the school day begin?

Answer: Students can be dropped off as early as 7:30am. The first bell rings at 7:50am to let the students know to head to their homeroom. The second bell rings at 7:55am. All students need to be in their homeroom by 7:55 am to avoid being marked tardy.


Question: What times does the school day end?

Answer: Prek, Kindergarten and Pre-First walk out with their teachers and meet their parents and/or older siblings at 2:45pm. All other classes will walk to their cars at 2:50pm. All cars back into the parking spots in the upper and lower lot.


Question: Are there days when you dismiss early?

Answer: Yes, to help families plan, we have included these days on our school calendar found here: . On scheduled early dismissal days, the children are dismissed at 11:50 am unless noted on the school calendar.


Question: Is there an extended day program?

Answer: Yes, the Cathedral Extended Day (CED) program begins at dismissal and ends promptly at 6pm. Please visit our website here to learn more:


Question: Is lunch provided to students each day? 

Answer: No, students have the option to purchase lunch using our new vendor Grauls Markets. Students are welcome to bring their own lunch too. 


Question: Do you have a school nurse?

Answer: Yes, we have a full time Registered Nurse available from 7:45am – 3:15pm. 


Question: Is there an Athletic Program?

Answer: Yes, our Mustangs can be a part of our soccer program in the fall, basketball program in the winter and lacrosse program in the spring.  


Question: Are there any clubs my child can be involved in as a student?

Answer: Absolutely, we offer various clubs including STEM, Band, Chess, Art and Drama.


Question: Is there a parent organization?

Answer: CASPA (Cathedral School Parent Association) is our parent organization and they are very involved in our school programs and events.  More information can be found here:


Question: Are their opportunities to volunteer?

Answer: Yes, we encourage all families to get involved at the School of the Cathedral. There are many ways parents can volunteer on our campus. All volunteers must be VIRTUS trained and you can find information regarding this certification here:


Question: Do the middle school students participate in any special activities?

Answer: We have a Stars and Stripes tradition which allows our students in 6th, 7th and 8th to showcase their school spirit, have friendly competition and involvement in our community. Our younger grades look forward to these Middle School activities that they will one day be a part of. Our Middle School students are also paired up with lower school students as “Prayer Buddies”. They attend Mass together and meet up several times throughout the school year. 


Question: Do all students attend Mass?

Answer: Yes, the School community as a whole attends Mass weekly and also participates in several Masses throughout the school year. Students in grades 3-8 have the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation during Advent and Lent. Grades 2-8 take part in First Friday Adoration devotions.


Question: Is Foreign Language offered?

Answer: Yes, exploratory French and Spanish classes are offered in grades 1-5 and French and Spanish are offered in grades 6-8. The courses develop skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and give students an understanding of the cultures of Spanish- and French-speaking countries.  


Question: Do students wear a uniform?

Answer: Students wear uniforms each day and they can be purchased from our CASPA Uniform Bank and/or new uniforms can be purchased through Lands End. On their scheduled P.E. day, students wear their gym uniform to school.

Question: Does my child need to be vaccinated?

Answer: All students in Catholic schools must be immunized in accordance with Maryland State



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