Holy Cross Academy

Founded in 1998 in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Holy Cross Academy is a Catholic co-educational school in the Diocese of Arlington serving students in preschool through eighth grade.
The spirit of Christ permeates our rich tradition of developing the whole child: spiritually, academically, physically and emotionally.
Holy Cross Academy is a National Blue Ribbon School.
Our school serves the educational needs of children of varying intellectual abilities from preschool through the eighth grade.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 488 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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


School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2012

Student Body

Total Students
488 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade
Holy Cross Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Classroom Dress Code
Information available on the school website.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition Rates are posted on the school website.
Admissions Director
Deena Lanier


Total Sports Offered
5 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
13 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
American Heritage Girls, American Sign Language, Chess Club, Latin Club, National Junior Honor Society, Safety Patrol, Stock Market Club, Student Council, Trail Life, Yearbook Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Keyboarding

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Running Club

School Notes

  • Our facility, situated in a park-like setting, provides students with the tools they need to grow academically spiritually, emotionally and physically. Whether it is in Church, the gymnasium, playground, art, music, science and computer labs, resource rooms, Library or classrooms, students are learning in a safe and secure environment.
  • Holy Cross Academy takes pride in its students and prepares them for success. They score well above the national average on standardized tests, as well as excelling in music, art and athletic competitions.
  • Our faculty is made up of a group of highly dedicated, professional men and women whose love of children and service to God are clearly evident. Whether it is in the use of technology, differentiated instruction, or a nurturing spirit, they bring out the best in their students and each other.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What sports does Holy Cross Academy offer?
Holy Cross Academy offers 5 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Field Hockey, Soccer and Volleyball.
What is Holy Cross Academy's ranking?
Holy Cross Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for: Largest student body.
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

My daughters transferred to Holy Cross Academy in February 2022. Both classes welcomed the girls with big welcome banners and cards from their new classmates! The teachers made sure they transitioned into the curriculum with ease and added support when needed. I`ve been to the school to volunteer several times now and cannot believe the kindness, thoughtfulness, and helpfulness I have observed throughout all grade levels of students. The older kids look out for the younger ones and classmates for each other. My daughters are truly excited about going to school every day! Holy Cross Academy is a community of teachers, parents, coaches, priests, and other administrative staff that rally around the children. There`s a sign that says "It`s all about the children". I can tell you it`s not just a sign, but their mission is to provide a safe, welcoming environment that is structured with a rigorous academic curriculum that challenges the students as they progress each year! -..and yes, there is plenty of opportunity for fun, laughter, and a place for kids to be kids this year, my daughter is in middle school and I was blown away by the back-to-school night presentations! The students will have the same English, Literature, Science, History, Religion, and Math (there is an honors math program opportunity that starts in 4th grade thru 8th grade) teachers for the next three years. For example, The English and Literature teachers work together and each year of middle school will work to prepare the students to complete a research project and paper, with proper formatting, etc. This sets Holy Cross apart from other middle schools and greatly prepares the students for high school! They also have 4 specials that all students take including Physical Education which teaches the importance of physical activity and healthy habits; Spanish -(HS level), Art and an epic Music program with choir and plays. Holy Cross offers a well-rounded curriculum that is challenging and fun! My elementary school experience has been very good! The teachers are great at communicating, making the parent/teacher partnership very collaborative to ensure my child's needs are met and she has structure and what she needs to be successful! Each morning there are usually 2 Holy Cross teachers greeting the kids outside at drop off and then at least 2 more inside who greet every child by name and send them on their way with a positive greeting, which I love. The foundation of the school is the Catholic faith, however, some non-Catholic families are part of the community. The students attend mass each week and also say the rosary every Friday. The children learn that God loves them and how their faith in God will provide a solid foundation for them throughout their lives! I can`t say enough about Holy Cross Academy! The school leadership is excellent! The PTO is strong and offers wonderful events such as Father/Daughter Dance, Muffins w/ Mom, and more. The children have fellowship opportunities outside of school like Middle School bowling night and Elementary School trampoline outings! They also have a student government, a chess club, and sports! I`m so glad we found Holy Cross Academy for our children! They are in the right school community where it is all about the children!
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 488 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Fredericksburg, VA is $6,940 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Fredericksburg, VA is 91% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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