Holy Cross High School

Tel: (504)942-3100
Grades: PK - 12 | 1164 students
Holy Cross School is an independent, Catholic, college preparatory school founded in 1849 by the Congregation of Holy Cross to educate young men from metropolitan New Orleans.
Holy Cross School is the only Catholic School in New Orleans for boys grades Pre-K through 12 and is fully accredited by the Louisiana State Department of Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.  Founded by Blessed Father Basile Moreau, a Holy Cross Education is deeply rooted in a family atmosphere where "The mind will not be cultivated at the expense of the heart." Holy Cross School puts an emphasis on individual growth, fully developing the talents of each unique student.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1849

Student Body

Total Students 1164 students
Student Body Type All-boys
% Students of Color 19%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Holy Cross High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 95 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 46%
Average Class Size 25 students
Number of AP Courses 14 courses
Advanced Courses AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French Language, AP Physics, AP Spanish Language, AP Studio Art - 2Dimensional, AP Studio Art - 3Dimensional, AP US Government and Politics, AP World History, Dual Enrollment Advanced Math/Trig, Dual Enrollment American History Honors, Dual Enrollment English V Honors, Dual Enrollment Programming - Advanced, Dual Enrollment Programming - Intro, Dual Enrollment Psychology Honors, Dual Enrollment Web Design,
Average ACT score 24
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Uniform shirt, khaki pants and Doc Marten)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Nov. 15 / Dec. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost $8,000
Tuition Notes Varies Per Grade
% on Financial Aid 7%
Average Financial Aid Grant $1,400
Acceptance Rate 70%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Brian Kitchen
Admissions Associate Chelsea Borries

Sports

Total Sports Offered 16 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
BowlingCheering,
Cross CountryFlag Football,
FootballGolf,
LacrosseSoccer,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
WeightliftingWrestling,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 24 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art Club, Bengal Band, Beta Club, Blue Circle, Campus Ministry, Chess Club, Chorus, Drama, Intramurals, Karate, Key Club, Library Club, Mu Alpha Theta, National Art Honor Society, National Honor Society, Newspaper, Quiz Bowl, Robotics, Speech and Debate, Student Council, Tiger Band, Tiger Cub Athletic Club, Video Game Club, Yearbook Art Club, Bengal Band, Beta Club, Blue Circle, Chess Club, Chorus, Drama, Intramurals, Karate, Key Club, Library Club, Mu Alpha Theta, Newspaper, Quiz Bowl, Robotics, Tiger Band, Yearbook, Campus Ministry,
National Art Honor Society,
National Honor Society,
Speech and Debate,
Student Council,
Tiger Cub Athletic Club,
Video Game Club,

School Notes:

  • 14 AP Courses and 7 Dual Enrollment Courses
  • 9 Teaching faculty with Doctoral degrees
  • Graduates are accepted to college of first choice
  • Robust technology: Laptop Program in grades 5 through 12 and IPad Initiative in grades PreK through 4
  • Aligned curriculum from Pre-K through 12, offering Pre-AP in middle school and STEM program in primary school
  • Rotating Block Schedule, Grades 5 through 12: Four 80 minute classes each day

Profile last updated: 08/11/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Brother Martin High School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St Pius X School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St Pius X School (1.1 miles away)
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  • New Orleans
     St Pius X School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-7 | 409 students
    1.1 miles
    6600 Spanish Fort Blvd
    New Orleans, LA 70124
    (504)282-2811
    1.1PK-7
    409
  • New Orleans
    Brother Martin High School
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 8-12 | 1247 students
    1.2 miles
    4401 Elysian Fields Ave
    New Orleans, LA 70122
    (504)283-1561
    1.28-12
    1247
  • New Orleans
    St. Leo The Great School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-7 | 234 students
    1.8 miles
    1501 Abundance St
    New Orleans, LA 70119
    (504)943-1482
    1.8K-7
    234
  • New Orleans
    St. Dominic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-8 | 494 students
    1.9 miles
    6326 Memphis St
    New Orleans, LA 70124
    (504)482-4123
    1.9K-8
    494
  • New Orleans
     Christian Brothers School
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 5-7 | 296 students
    2.1 miles
    8 Friederichs Ave
    New Orleans, LA 70124
    (504)486-6770
    2.15-7
    296

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