Mr. Martin Farfan
Welcome to Cathedral High School Website!
This year Cathedral High School celebrates its 98th year of continuous service to the young men
of Los Angeles., Cathedral opened on Bishops Road in 1925. We are a proud Catholic Lasallian
high school operated by the De La Salle Christian Brothers. Br. John, the school Principal, and I
are celebrating our 20th year of running the school together! We have improved the campus the
last 20 years with over $45,000,000 of new construction and technology upgrades to the campus.
We built a new gymnasium/science building in 2008 and football/soccer field/track in 2009. We
completed the new Richard Grant Theater and De LaSalle visual and performing arts classroom
building in 2019. We replaced the field/track and renovated the oldest building on campus this
summer with a new $3,000,000 upgrade. These new facilities give our students the opportunity
to have state-of-the-art campus with a quality faculty.
Cathedral has for the last 98th years served families primarily from the oldest neighborhoods of
Los Angeles and from the surrounding Greater Los Angeles area. Nine years ago, we created a
math/science academy within our school to offer our students interested in majoring in STEM a
quality training program for their future. This program is for our top academic students to
prepare them for some of the most rigorous universities in the country. We have had multiple
graduates admitted to MIT, John Hopkins University, Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCLA, Harvey
Mudd and other top STEM Universities in the country since its inception. We are proud of the
fact that many of our families receive scholarship assistance to afford the cost of a quality
education. This year we sent over 80% of our graduating class to four-year universities and
colleges. Over 25% of the members of the Class of 2022 were admitted to a University of
California campus— more than double the state average. This success comes at a time when
college enrollment of young men, is on the decline.
Cathedral also offers a quality athletic program including the recent addition of our Esports
teams. We have won various CIF Southern Section and state championships over the past 10
years. We offer many clubs and student activities for our students’ enjoyment and growth.
Thank you for taking the time to find out more about Cathedral. We hope you consider joining
our Cathedral family!
Martin Farfan, ‘86