From our friends at Cathedral School

For 7 years and counting, Cathedral School has maintained the prestigious designation as one of only two schools in the state of Oregon to be recognized by Apple as an Apple Distinguished School.

Open to all K-12 schools globally, the Apple Distinguished School program was created to inspire student creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and to cultivate environments in which students are excited and curious about learning.  

“We believe Apple Distinguished Schools are some of the most innovative schools in the world. They’re centers of leadership and educational excellence that demonstrate our vision of exemplary learning environments.“


In 2012, Cathedral School began the application process for becoming an Apple Distinguished School, and was first awarded the designation in 2013. Since then, Apple technology has enabled Cathedral School to become a leader of innovative education.  With a one-to-one student to iPad ratio, they can enhance teaching and improve learning by engaging students in the research and critical thinking skills necessary for success in the 21st century. For Cathedral middle school teacher Mitch Overley “Learning is not confined to the walls of the classroom.”

Teaching students to code has been a priority for Cathedral School since the inception of the 1:1 iPad initiative. Currently, Cathedral is equipped with four 3D printers and various connected devices to teach coding and robotics to all grade levels.

Additionally, support for innovation from both administration and community members allows Cathedral’s teachers the freedom to plan lessons and assessments to meet the needs of all learners. Online planning tools allow teachers to digitally collaborate to teach cross-disciplinary lessons.

As 1 of only 470 schools globally, Cathedral School is proud to be a leader in classroom connectivity in the Northwest. For more information about Apple Distinguished Schools go to

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