Holy Cross Catholic School

  • A Tradition of Faith and Learning For more than two thousand years, the Catholic intellectual tradition has been the heritage of Catholic education.
  • This approach to learning and knowledge is the outcome of centuries of experience, prayer, action, and reflection.
  • Holy Cross Catholic School is pleased to share this heritage with your family and your student, regardless of your faith tradition.
  • In our school, learning is both an open conversation between faith and reason, and a commitment to each, because we believe that the search for knowledge and truth is also the search for God.
  • At Holy Cross, learning itself is an act of faith, a version of prayer, and a form of praise.
  • The results speak for themselves.  Our students are joyful, faithful, and successful.Join us for our second century of education! About Holy Cross Holy Cross is a private school in the Catholic tradition located in Webster, Minnesota, the first rural ring outside the Twin Cities Metropolitan area.
  • Founded in 1916, we have been educating children in our communities for 100 years.
  • Our littlest learners attend Faithful Beginnings, our preschool program for early childhood education.
  • We also serve elementary students from Kindergarten through Fourth Grade and Middle School students from Fifth through Eighth Grade.
  • Our Mission Holy Cross Catholic School is dedicated to excellence in education and is committed to helping each student grow into the person that God calls them to be.
  • Our values-based, comprehensive curriculum includes innovative academics, mastery of skills and content, spiritual and character development, joyful service, and active participation in the mission of the Church.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
State or regional independent school association
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1916

Student Body

Total Students228 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Holy Cross Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio23:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size12 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(School uniforms are required.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$4,590
Tuition NotesTuition rates are reduced for our parish families and for those with more than one child enrolled at Holy Cross.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%


Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Softball, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Foreign Language Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Children''s Theatre, Choirs, Visual Arts

School Notes

Elementary and Middle School Learning
So that all Minnesota students have access to high quality content and instruction, the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) articulates specific learning expectations for all students, setting clear standards for the subjects and content taught in Minnesota schools. These Academic Standards define what every Minnesota child should know and be able to do at the end of each grade. It also sets measures their achievement. Holy Cross meets all state standards for curriculum requirements for English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, and physical education. Holy Cross has chosen to develop our own curriculum and standards for health, fine arts and technical education as allowed by MDE.

Our student mastery of the standards is measured through annual assessment tests that serve as a report card to schools about how we are teaching and how our students are performing.Your child`s learning at Holy Cross builds appropriate knowledge and skills across multiple learning areas. And because private education is both a choice and a financial investment that demonstrates a commitment to something far more than learning, we also teach faith, character, and virtuous behavior. These outcomes form the core of our curriculum in Elementary and Middle School.

What We Learn in Grades 1 - 8
English Language Arts
  • English,
  • Grammar
  • Literature
  • Penmanship
  • Phonics
  • Reading
  • Spelling
  • Vocabulary
  • Writing
  • Numbers and Operation
  • Pre-Algebra
  • Algebra
  • Data Analysis and Probability
  • Geometry and Measurement
Physical Education
  • Earth Science
  • Biology
  • Physical Science
Social Studies
  • History
  • Civics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Map Skills
Visual Arts

Holy Cross Quick Facts
Our students are drawn from a five-county area in the southern metro of the Twin Cities.

Tuition and Financial Assistance
Our annual school tuition for all grade levels is posted on our website. Through our Angel Fund, we are pleased to offer tuition assistance for those families with financial needs. All those families in need are encouraged to apply and no family struggling to pay tuition is denied admission. Please note there is a deadline for applying for financial assistance.

School Governance
The Holy Cross School Board has a two-tiered governance system with a Board of Directors dedicated to the school`s mission and the success of all our students, and an Advisory Committee to assist the Principal.AccreditationHoly Cross Catholic School is accredited by The Minnesota Non-Public School Accrediting Association.

All Holy Cross students wear a uniform. Our colors are blue, white and gold/yellow/khaki, and girls have plaid or khaki jumpers or skirts.

We offer an excellent Hot Lunch Program for our students and staff. The food is homemade by our excellent cooks and the bread is baked fresh each day. Current lunch prices are listed on our website. For qualifying families, free and reduced lunch assistance is available.

Holy Cross is pleased to offer bus transportation to those students within our geographic transportation plan.

Daily Schedule
Our school day runs from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Extra-Curricular Activities
Our school life is robust with opportunities for community service, athletics (volleyball, girls` and boys` basketball, softball, and baseball), and Foreign Language Club.

Volunteers and Fundraising
All families are required to volunteer their time each year to assist in the smooth running of our school and are also asked to participate in raising funds for the school`s ongoing operations.

Academic Interventions
We provide assistance and guidance counseling for individual students and entire classrooms as well as Title I and Title II assistance.

Character Development
We have four important behavior guidelines for our classrooms. Our students will be respectful, responsible, prepared, and safe.

Nearby Private Schools

  • The nearest high school, elementary school and preschool to Holy Cross Catholic School is Glory Academy (6.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Lakeville
    Glory Academy
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    Grades: PK-12 | 35 students
    6.5 miles
    25170 Dodd Blvd
    Lakeville, MN 55044
    (952) 985-3659
    6.5 PK-12
  • New Prague
    Grades: PK-8 | 212 students
    9.4 miles
    227 Main Street E
    New Prague, MN 56071
    (952) 758-3133
    9.4 PK-8
  • Lakeville
    Lakeville KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    11.1 miles
    19881 Idealic Ave
    Lakeville, MN 55044
    (952) 683-9801
    11.1 NS-PK
  • Northfield
    Prairie Creek Community
    Alternative School
    Grades: PK-5 | 69 students
    11.2 miles
    27695 Denmark Avenue
    Northfield, MN 55057
    (507) 645-9640
    11.2 PK-5
  • Lakeville
    Grades: K-8 | 332 students
    11.6 miles
    19795 Holyoke Ave
    Lakeville, MN 55044
    (952) 469-3332
    11.6 K-8

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