Academy Of The Holy Cross

4920 Strathmore Ave,
Kensington, MD, 20895-0208
Tel: (301)942-2100
Grades: 9 - 12 | 555 students
The Academy of the Holy Cross, a Catholic college preparatory school sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Cross since 1868, is dedicated to educating young women in a Christ-centered community which values diversity.
The Academy is committed to developing women of courage, compassion, and scholarship who responsibly embrace the social, spiritual and intellectual challenges of the world.
The Academy of the Holy Cross is a private Catholic high school for girls.
Its college preparatory program reflects a holistic approach to education by fostering the intellectual, physical and moral development of the students.
The goal of the educational program is to provide the opportunities and challenges necessary for students to achieve their full potential as Christian women in today's society.
To achieve this goal, the curriculum offers students a variety of learning experiences in liberal and creative arts, math, science and career education.
The faculty of Holy Cross encourages students to succeed in the educational program by recognizing and providing for individual needs and differences in learning styles.
As part of the community of faith at Holy Cross, students are encouraged to clarify their Christian values, deepen their relationship with God and others and develop individual responsibilities for promoting justice in the world.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12

Student Body

Total Students 555 students
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color 25%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade Academy Of The Holy Cross Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 43 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
National avg.: 13:1
Admission Deadline None / Rolling

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Georgetown Preparatory School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Holy Cross School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Jude Regional Catholic School (2.1 miles away)
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School Reviews

  • Recommended August 02, 2013 - Great theatre department! The department loves getting everyone involved, pushing them outside their comfort level, and showing them a new world of art that they have not yet experienced. If you are a regular thespian, or just want to try something new, the performing arts department has everything. They offer beginner classes for those who are new or uncomfortable and they have advanced classes so you can work your way up and challenge yourself. Even if you are not in a class, you still have an opportunity to participate in clubs, performances, and teams within the department. - Posted by Student/Alumni

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