Holy Cross School

Tel: (301)949-0053
Grades: K-8 | 196 students
Holy Cross School is a parochial school within the Archdiocese of Washington.
Holy Cross School is a faith-centered community committed to thinking and learning in a manner that encourages intellectual growth, nurtures faith and inspires action. We endeavor to empower our students to meet the intellectual, social and ethical challenges they will encounter while living in a technology-based global society.
We champion superior standards of academic excellence and we pledge ourselves to teach an integrated curriculum rooted in Gospel values.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia, Language-based, Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1961
Awards  Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2013

Student Body

Total Students 196 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
37%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 22 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $8,283
Tuition Notes Non-Catholic - $9,592 Pre-K - Full Day - $9,438 / $9,944 Pre-K - Half Day - $6,006 / $6,446

School Notes

Holy Cross School has an internationally diverse co-ed student body in Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade. The school is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Elementary Schools and is a National Blue Ribbon School award winner. In addition, Holy Cross holds membership in the National Catholic Education Association, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and the International Society for Technology in Education.Holy Cross School strives to empower each child to develop a healthy self-image and strong character within a nurturing Christian environment.

The Holy Cross Advantage
  • Intimate setting one class per grade
  • Teacher-student ratio of 1:13
  • Experienced and dedicated faculty
  • Half-day or full-day options for Pre-K
  • Full-day Kindergarten program
  • Accelerated program
  • Rigorous High School preparation focus in Middle School
  • Enriched curriculum including Spanish, Music, Art, Technology and Physical Education
  • Innovative classroom technology and state-of-the-art computer lab
  • New multi-purpose gym, cafeteria and auditorium
  • Nine-acre campus with a soccer field and fully equipped playground
  • Central location minutes from the DC Beltway, Grosvenor Metro station and Garrett Park MARC station
  • Involved parent community
  • Hot lunch program
  • Flexible before and after school care program
  • Extra-curricular activities including athletics, fine arts, civic and academic endeavors

Special Activities and Community Service
  • CYO Sports
  • Walk for the Homeless
  • Thanksgiving Food Drive
  • Christmas Giving Tree
  • National Geography Bee
  • National Spelling Bee
  • Science Fair and Invention Convention
  • Holy Cross Youth Group
  • Yearbook Committee
  • Student Government
  • Buddy Program
  • School Choir
  • Christmas Musical Program
  • Spring Musical Program
  • School Band
  • Environmental Club
  • History Club

Profile last updated: 03/16/2016

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School Reviews

Our children have been attending Holy Cross School for five years. We are very satisfied with the quality of the education they are receiving. We feel that our children are being challenged academically while being exposed to weekly centered based studies including Art, Music, Technology, Spanish and Physical Education making the educational experience very well rounded. The campus is beautiful and well maintained. There is a real sense of community and parent involvement at this school.
- Posted by Parent, 04/09/12

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