Holy Cross High School

5500 Paris Ave,
New Orleans, LA, 70122-0701
     Tel: (504)942-3100
Grades: 5 - 12 | 749 students
Holy Cross School is an independent, Catholic, college preparatory middle and high school founded in 1849 by the Congregation of Holy Cross to educate young men from metropolitan New Orleans.
Holy Cross is fully accredited by the Louisiana State Department of Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools as a college preparatory school for boys in grades 5-12.
Father Basil Moreau, Founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross, stated our mission:"We can state in a word the kind of teaching we wish to impart.
We do not want our student to be ignorant of anything they should know.
To this end, we shall avoid no sacrifice.
We shall always place education side by side with instruction; the mind will not be cultivated at the expense of the heart.
While we prepare useful citizens for society, we shall likewise do our utmost to prepare citizens for eternal life.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 5 - 12
Year Founded 1849

Student Body

Total Students 749 students
Student Body Type All-boys
% Students of Color 19%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Holy Cross High School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 49 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 35%
Average Class Size 25 students
Average ACT score 21
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Uniform shirt, khaki pants and Doc Marten's)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Nov. 20 / Dec. 4
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 Patricia Norman


Total Sports Offered 13 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Flag Football, Football, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Weightlifting, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFlag Football,
Track and FieldWeightlifting,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 23 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, 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,
Student Council,
Tiger Cub Athletic Club,
Video Game Club,

School Notes:

  • Sequential Curriculum, Grades 5 through 12
  • Laptop Computer Program, Grades 5 through 12
  • Rotating Block Schedule: Four 80 minute classes each day
  • Eighth Grade Center: Provides a bridge between middle school and high school
  • Dual Enrollment: Honor students earn up to 12 college credit hours

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 OrleansHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award St Pius X School
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    6600 Spanish Fort Blvd
    New OrleansLA70124
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    1.1 mi | 337 students | Gr. PK-7                      
  • New OrleansBrother Martin High School
    All-boys  (Roman Catholic)
    4401 Elysian Fields Ave
    New OrleansLA70122
    All-boys  (Roman Catholic)
    1.2 mi | 1247 students | Gr. 8-12                      
  • New OrleansSt. Leo The Great School
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    1501 Abundance St
    New OrleansLA70119
      (Roman Catholic)
    1.8 mi | 195 students | Gr. K-7                      
  • New OrleansSt. Dominic School
      (Roman Catholic)
    6326 Memphis St
    New OrleansLA70124
      (Roman Catholic)
    1.9 mi | 458 students | Gr. K-8                      
  • New OrleansHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Christian Brothers School
    All-boys  (Roman Catholic)
    8 Friederichs Ave
    New OrleansLA70124
    All-boys  (Roman Catholic)
    2 mi | 296 students | Gr. 5-7                      

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