Cathedral’s success lies in simple yet profound ideas but none more important than the belief that our students are capable, regardless of race, social or economic background, religion, family circumstances, or cultural bias of achieving academic success, of becoming model citizens who have a moral compass by which they can guide their lives.
At Cathedral we provide a sense of family. The young men of Cathedral are proud of the school and protective of its reputation. Self-esteem is high as students are aware of their accomplishments academically and athletically; men of Cathedral have high expectations of success, something they all carry with them into college and university.
In many ways, Cathedral could be called old-fashioned. It is private, religious, and all-male. School policies demand high standards, much homework, minimal social distractions, and unrelenting self-discipline and respect for others. For instance, the student body is required to stand whenever any adult enters the classroom.
The quid pro quo of all this self-discipline is motivation, an atmosphere of pride and constant reward for the accomplishment. The public address system reminds the students, “Let us remember we are in the holy presence of God.” The clear minute-by-minute message of the day to the students is: “What you do here matters! It matters to God, to your family, to your teachers, to your community, and friends.”
$127 MillionThe amount of college scholarships the Men of Cathedral have received over the past 5 years59The number of Gates Millennium Scholars (a scholarship providing free college tuition) Cathedral High School has in its history. Cathedral holds the national record for most Gates Scholars in a single year.9,600Hours of community service performed through Campus Ministry by Cathedral students in 2016432The number of total college acceptances earned by the 131 member Class of 201760Total number of Athletic State Championships won throughout Cathedral's history with state titles in 8 of our 10 sports100%College Acceptance rate Cathedral students have attained for over 2 decades1000The number of victories Cathedral Basketball Coach Tony Harper has, top 5 among active coaches in the country and first overall in Texas history31Number of State Championships Cathedral has won in Swimming since the 1980's1Cathedral is El Paso's first and only State Champion in Football41The number of National Hispanic Scholars (Highest PSAT scores among Hispanics in the country) Cathedral has produced in the past 5 years. This distinction can help students as many top universities offer National Hispanic Scholars substantial scholarships.