Holy Cross High School

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  • The Congregation of Holy Cross has established schools, as a continuation of the legacy of the Reverend Basil Anthony Moreau, to cultivate minds and hearts and to serve the needs of the Church and the World.
  • Holy Cross schools offer educational programs to a diverse group of students, fostering the gifts of those with whom and for whom we work.
  • We teach the Catholic faith; we encourage the pursuit of academic excellence; we nurture a commitment to integral growth by focusing on Christian values and the intellectual, creative, social and physical development of those we serve.
  • We spur those whom we serve to challenge prejudice, as well as unjust networks of power and privilege.
  • Holy Cross sponsored schools exist to promote the legacy and vision of Father Moreau by developing leaders among the People of God for the good of the Church and society.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1968

Student Body

Total Students698 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Holy Cross High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers72 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size20 students
Number of AP Courses11 courses
Advanced CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus, AP English, AP European History, AP French, AP Language and Composition, AP Psychology, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP US History
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$12,950
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorTerri Parks


Total Sports Offered17 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWinter Track,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.37 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Art Club, Athletic Council, Au Chocolat (french language and culture), Audio-Visual Club, Bowling Club, Chess Club, Comedy Club, Crosstones (a capella group), Dance Club, Debate Team, Diversity Club, Extreme Sports Club, Fashion Club, Film Club, Fine Arts Exploration, Freshmen Committee, Girls Jazz Choir, Green Thumb Club, HCTV, Jazz Band, Junior Committee, Mock Trial, Model UN Club, National Honor Society, Photography Club, Ping Pong Club, Presidents' Council, Senior Committee, Sophomore Committee, Student Activists for the Environment, Student Council, Student Theatre, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Ultimate Frisbee Club, Visions (fine arts magazine), Yearbook, Yoga Club
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Cheshire
    Grades: 9-12 | 344 students
    8.8 miles
    10 Main St
    Cheshire, CT 06410
    8.8 9-12
  • Waterbury
    Grades: PK-12 | 185 students
    1.2 miles
    565 Chase Parkway
    Waterbury, CT 06708
    1.2 PK-12
  • Waterbury
    Sacred Heart High School
    Sacred Heart High School Photo - Sacred Heart High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 354 students
    2.1 miles
    142 S Elm Street
    Waterbury, CT 06706
    2.1 9-12
  • Hamden
    Grades: NS-12 | 574 students
    15.3 miles
    1108 Whitney Ave
    Hamden, CT 06517
    15.3 NS-12
  • Bristol
    Grades: 9-12 | 434 students
    14.4 miles
    1001 Stafford Ave
    Bristol, CT 06010
    14.4 9-12

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The average private school tuition in Connecticut is $15,942 for elementary schools and $33,178 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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