Holy Cross Academy

The community of Holy Cross School is dedicated to educating the whole child in a God centered faith-filled environment. Living in the light of Christ`s teachings, we celebrate and value the dignity of each child as we provide superior Catholic Education by nurturing the whole child; spiritually, intellectually, physically and emotionally.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 208 students
  • Acceptance rate: 100%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Holy Cross Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for:

School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Year Founded
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2015

Student Body

Total Students
208 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
Holy Cross Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
15 students
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Standard Tuition Rate $10,224.00 Participating Family Tuition Rate $9606.00
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Holy Cross Academy



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
12 extracurriculars
Summer Enrichment Classes

Club or Organization:
After School Care Program, Choir, Debate Team, Drama Club, Math Counts, Model United Nations, Musical Instrument Instruction

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Little Dribblers Basketball Camp, Sports Readiness Camp, Summer Sports Camps

School Notes

  • Holy Cross Academy is an exemplary, award-winning PreK through Grade 8 Catholic school nestled on a suburban campus in Rumson, NJ. It is the parish school of The Church of the Holy Cross and a member of the Diocese of Trenton Catholic Schools.The mission of Holy Cross Academy is to educate the next generation of Catholic leaders with Christ`s love and teachings as our guide. We are dedicated to providing a challenging and dynamic learning environment, in which students grow intellectually, spiritually, and physically, so that they may fully discover the persons God created them to be.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate of Holy Cross Academy?
The acceptance rate of Holy Cross Academy is 100%, which is higher than the national average of 80%.
What sports does Holy Cross Academy offer?
Holy Cross Academy offers 9 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Flag Football, Indoor Soccer, Soccer, Tennis and Track and Field.
What is Holy Cross Academy's ranking?
Holy Cross Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for: Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Holy Cross Academy?
The application deadline for Holy Cross Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

As an Alumni of Holy Cross Academy (Class of 2007), I had the honor of being a substitute teacher at the school in 2022. The curriculum succeeds beyond its mission for teachers to provide,"...individualized instruction for every student." I state this because the class structure enables teachers to interact with the students more as mentors. Teachers spend more time with each individual; no child is just another student in this regard. In the post-COVID Era world, parents will readily see the benefit of personal instruction students receive from Holy Cross Academy, as this type of teaching can accommodate each student's intellectual strengths. The school's vision is about fostering the utmost intellectual quality in each child.HCA has several veteran teachers that understand HCA's school environment, and they know the nuances of being a student there. I was taught by several of the teachers that still work there now. They have all impacted my intellectual life in the most positive ways. They are always updating their knowledge about what each generation needs to succeed. Of course, the newer teachers are doing a terrific job adding to HCA's relevance in Music, Athletics, Mathematics, World Languages, etc. The HCA Preschool will provide your child with the utmost love and care needed at their age. Many activities revolve around crafts and field trips for the children to experience the world. From Kindergarten to 8th Grade, your child will receive well-beyond what the average elementary education offers. HCA`s teachers will progressively prepare each student for High School-level academics. Not only this, but the teachers will help prepare them for top-tier High Schools in Monmouth County. Many alumni of Holy Cross Academy go on to attend schools such as High Technology High School, Biotechnology High School, Marine Academy of Science and Technology, Christian Brothers Academy, Trinity Hall, Red Bank Catholic High School, etc. Overall, I highly recommend this school to parents looking for the best educational experience for their children.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 208 students
  • Acceptance rate: 100%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Monmouth County, NJ is $18,352 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Monmouth County, NJ is 84% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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