Award Year: 2014

School of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen

111 Amberly Way
Baltimore, MD, 21210-2014

(410) 464-4100

Dr. Jane Towery, Principal at time of Nomination

School Website

School FaceBook


To foster our students' spiritual strength in the Catholic faith and to challenge them to achieve academic excellence.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 90%
  • Hispanic: 2%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Two or more races: 3%
Cathedral primary students conducting an experiment in the science lab

Cathedral primary students conducting an experiment in the science lab

The School of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen is a parish school that celebrates the rich historic traditions of the past; works collaboratively with parents to invest in the present; and builds for the future. Cathedral offers students a rigorous, well-rounded education steeped in a Christ-centered environment to meet the challenges and leadership needs of an evolving world.

The rich tradition of cathedral schools dates back to the Middle Ages where they served as centers of academic excellence aimed at forming future clerics. Cathedral School has retained the value of being a center of academic excellence and forming faith-filled leaders.

Cathedral's primary goal is to achieve academic excellence and spiritual strength so every student may meet with success. A strong teacher-to-student ratio enables teachers to effectively differentiate instruction. A well-developed Regina Plan meets the needs of students with learning differences. Providing meaningful professional development ensures teachers are knowledgeable about current trends and technology advances. Strong parent involvement is a Cathedral hallmark. The formation of students as leaders is critical to Cathedral mission. There are high moral, ethical, and behavioral expectations for students.

The School of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen follows in the tradition of great cathedral schools by providing a model of academic excellence by recruiting and maintaining a creative and highly competent faculty that seeks out the best academic strategies for their students; collaborating with parents to provide the best possible education for their children; and forming well-rounded, independent students for the leadership challenges of an ever-changing world.