We think having two schools on our campus – the Cathedral School for Boys and The Community Preschool – is one of the neatest things about Grace Cathedral. Cathedral Dean C. Julian Bartlett led the founding of CSB in 1957, when a group of dedicated parents were seeking alternatives to current school offerings in the city. CSB opened its doors that year with two teachers and eleven students in two grades. Today, CSB has 50 teachers and staff, 261 students and offers nine grades, K through 8.
When the school opened, the Reverend Canon David Forbes was Acting Headmaster. Now in his nineties, Canon Forbes is still an active member of the cathedral community.
Making CSB even more special is that the boys of the world-renowned Cathedral Choir are all CSB students. Take a peek at the life of a choir boy — it’s not as sedate as you might expect!