Holy Cross is a Catholic School that weaves a combination of excellent academic learning with a warm family environment that promotes forgiveness, community, faith and friendship.
Our school serves the diverse North Portland Catholic Community, providing Catholic education for children in grades kindergarten through eight.
The school nurtures, affirms, and challenges the students in their pursuit of learning and the responsibilities of faith and citizenship.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked OR School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 212 students
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Holy Cross Catholic School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Oregon for:

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Attribute

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students
212 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
27%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade
Holy Cross Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size
22 students

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

Sports

Total Sports Offered
3 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Band, Chess Club, Choir, Speech Team, Student Council

School Notes

  • Holy Cross is a community of diverse family backgrounds and welcomes students of all races, religions, and cultures. Established in 1912 by the Sisters of Saint Mary of Oregon (SSMO), religion is taught daily and incorporated into all curriculum areas. The spirit of faith is modeled among the faculty and is part of all school actvities, including private and communal prayer experiences and weekly student liturgies. Holy Cross Catholic School is accredited by the WCEA, the WASC, and the State of Oregon. The entire faculty is state-certified, and over 80 percent hold master degrees. Many grades also have student teachers from the University of Portland.

School Reviews

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My son started at Holy Cross as a pre-K'er and is currently in Kindergarten. He has absolutely blossomed at the school. They encourage his sense of wonder and curiosity and he is gaining a fantastic academic foundation. We feel so lucky to be a part of the HC community and I'm so proud of the values my child is developing and thankful for the incredible partnership I have with the school in educating my child.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked OR School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 212 students
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Portland, OR is $10,979 for elementary schools and $14,720 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Portland, OR is 81% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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