On Thursday, December 3rd, you received this exciting announcement naming Erica Corbin as Cathedral’s 19th Head of School. Ms. Corbin started her career in independent schools at Cathedral, and she will officially begin her work as Head of School on July 1, 2021. Please view this greeting from Ms. Corbin above and join us in welcoming her to our school once again!
During Cathedral History Week, we officially launched a year-long celebration of Marsha Nelson's 18-year tenure as Head of The Cathedral School. Marsha has shaped the school into the place we know it to be now: a place of rigor and community that educates students to become articulate, confident, and responsible citizens of the world. Show your appreciation for her deep impact by submitting a written tribute and/or photo (with a description) to advancement@cathedralnyc.org. You can also make a gift in her honor by clicking here.

Stay tuned for a monthly feature of Marsha on social media! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay in-the-loop.
Above: Head of School Marsha Nelson gives a tour of changes to the school building and Close since we have reimagined In-Person Learning in response to the pandemic. Click the image to view "A Glimpse into the Daily Life of our School".
Head of School Marsha Nelson, Board President Bill Bermont, and Chief Operating and Financial Officer Peter Maas presented the Fall 2020 State of the School address to Cathedral parents, faculty, and staff last month. The presentation highlighted the resilience of the community and the perseverance of the school’s rigorous academic program during these trying times; the financial challenges inherent in retooling the school to face new health and safety protocols; the reimagining of campus spaces and recent improvements; and the strong commitment to and ongoing progress of Cathedral’s Anti-Racism Action Plan.
 
In Marsha Nelson’s comments, she noted, “In this time of a pandemic, almost everything has had to be re-imagined for our school and we have had opportunities to reinvent and maximize our experience for students. Here on campus many of our programs have had to adjust because of the challenges of space, health, and safety constraints, yet the vibrancy of our commitment to academic rigor and social-emotional development shines through.”

As parents, alumni, and other guests have been unable to physically enter the school buildings this semester, Ms. Nelson took State of the School attendees on “A Glimpse into the Daily Life of our School” video tour that provided a warm inside-view into Cathedral’s daily attention to health protocols, social-emotional growth, and the undeterred progress of many programs including academics, music, arts, learning support, and high school counseling. The video illustrates that the pandemic has not interfered with the nurturing support and attention given to each student every day at The Cathedral School.
For the past five months, Sophia Nunn '14 has been working on a book called Framing the Shot, showcasing an array of female photographers. She shares, "I wrote it to highlight the powerful work that women have been doing for decades as photographers and to increase women’s representation in the photography industry."

As a current junior at Georgetown University, Sophia is excited to announce that her publisher, New Degree Press, has approved her manuscript for publication and that she will be launching her book in April of 2021. If you are interested in reading and helping build the book's momentum, you can click here to pre-order a copy.

Click here to view a video of Sophia where she explains more about her book, or click on the image above.
The Cathedral School celebrated Cathedral History Week from November 9-13! It was a joyous week, filled with archives and interviews of alumni and other community members. Virtual Legacy Sessions—hosted by Ms. Linda Brown and Mr. Howard Nusbaum—were very popular and surely brought comfort from afar. We are so proud of our community and want to especially thank all who participated! You can check out all of the videos shared throughout the week by clicking here. If you would like to see the photos and archives shared on our Facebook and Instagram pages during the week, click here.

If you would like to be involved in any of our upcoming Community Engagement weeks, please email alumni@cathedralnyc.org for more information!
Above: Peace Tree Evensong December 20, 2019.
The beloved Peace Tree Evensong will be screened to our students on Friday, December 18. Although it is virtual this year, we want our alumni to be able to join in this festive and joyous event as is tradition. Look out for access to the pre-recorded link, which will be emailed to you next week.
We want to hear from you! Every year, we feature our alumni in Cathedral, our annual magazine. We highlight your news and updates and love to share what you have been up to! Click here to submit a Class Note and update your contact information. If you would like to see examples from last year, here is a link to the Spring 2020 magazine. The Class Notes section spans from pages 42-45.
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Contact alumni@cathedralnyc.org to learn about volunteer opportunities such as becoming an official Cathedral School Brand Ambassador!
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