Holy Cross Catholic School

The mission of Holy Cross Catholic School is to be a Catholic Learning Community Building Disciples of Christ.
Catholic provide a love of our faith, molding students into caring and committed Disciples of Christ, Learning assist each student to acquire the tools of learning enabling them to become lifelong learners, and Community involve students in cooperative activities creating respectful, resourceful members of the community.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked KS School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 283 students
  • Average class size: 19 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6

Student Body

Total Students
283 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
43%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade
Holy Cross Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
19 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
We are a parish school supported solely by the stewardship gifts from well over 2000 parish families in our three Catholic parishes: Holy Cross, St. Teresa, and Our Lady of Guadalupe. Registered Catholic families do not pay tuition.

School Notes

  • Holy Cross Catholic School is successful, first, because we have great families with great children! Providing them with exceptional and caring teachers who love to teach children, together we are "A Catholic Learning Community Forming Disciples of Christ." We are a parish school supported solely by the stewardship gifts from well over 2000 parish families in our three Catholic parishes.  At the start of our new school year in August 2014, Holy Cross Catholic School has an enrollment of 269 students in grade K-6, with an additional 31 students in our preschool. We provided two classes at each grade level (K-6) with an average size of 19 students per classroom. We continue to offer all-day Kindergarten with full-time teacher aides in the Kindergarten classrooms. Holy Cross Catholic School also provides reading and math resource teachers as well as two Spanish-speaking teacher aides. Four year old preschool is offered Monday through Thursday, with morning and afternoon sessions. Three year old preschool is offered on Friday mornings.  Uniforms are worn by all students in four year old Pre-school – Sixth Grade.  Breakfast and hot lunch is served.  We also offer an after-school program for our parents. The program is designed to accommodate the needs of working parents and provides a safe environment until parents are able to pick up their children. Academic classroom support is provided every day by certified teachers for students in grades 3-6. The after school program has three staff members who provide appropriate supervision, physical and wellness activities, as well as games and a snack. Hours of operation are from 3:15 – 6:00 PM.Holy Cross Works closely with Hutchinson Public Schools, USD 308. Students with special needs are served within our building with the exception of a few of our academically talented students. Services provided include: Speech and Language, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Learning Disabled as well as Gifted.  Our Home and School organization (PTO) is a driving force in our school as well. This group helps to promote activities that support the families and children of HCCS. They regularly provide educational resources for our classrooms as well as provide appreciation and support to our teachers. Every parent is a member of our Home and School.We are proud to have very active Dads, Uncles, and Grandfathers at the school. Serving as Dads of Great Students, we have a consistent volunteer attendance from our fathers and father-figures. The men of our parish communities spend the day with our school children (at least one day during the school year and many times more). During their day at the school, they serve as classroom aides, tutors, recess heroes, and provide an extra set of eyes in the building for the safety of our school. They are officially known as the WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students). Established by the National Center for Fathering, Holy Cross Catholic School is strengthened by the presence of our fathers and father-figures. They are our heroes; our students, Moms, and school love that they are involved.  Holy Cross Catholic School is successful because it has exceptional families, children, and teachers. Take a look at what they all have recently accomplished.2012-2013 Wichita Diocese St. Bellarmine Awards in Reading, Science, and Religion, in recognition of academic excellence for scoring "exemplary" as a schoolOver 50% of students Exceeding Standards and more than 25% scoring Exemplary in 2011, 2012, and 20132010 Banner School Award for Educational Excellence in the Catholic Diocese of WichitaStandard of Excellence on 2010 state assessments and diocesan religion assessments2009 Governor`s Achievement Award for Academic Excellence scoring within the Top 5% of Kansas schools 

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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked KS School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 283 students
  • Average class size: 19 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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