Holy Cross High School, a Catholic college preparatory school in Queens, New York, educates the hearts and minds of young people following the educational and spiritual vision of Blessed Father Basil Moreau, founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross.
Holy Cross embraces students who reflect social and economic diversity.
The school strives to instill within each student a desire to identify and fully develop God-given talents while pursuing excellence in all endeavors.
Holy Cross` varied academic programs and activities nurture and promote spiritual, intellectual, creative, social and psychological growth and development.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 650 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,200
  • Average class size: 24 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15 / rolling

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1955
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
650 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
39%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade
Holy Cross High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
55 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
24 students
Number of AP Courses
15 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Government and Politics: United States, AP Italian, AP Physics, AP Spanish, AP U.S. History, AP World History, College Drawing, College English, College Italian, College Modern European History, College Spanish, College Theology, Science Research through the University of Albany
Average SAT score
1260
Average ACT score
28
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Uniform)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$1,000
Admissions Director
Mr. Robert Botero '00

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
28 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Campus Ministry, Chess and Games Club, Concert Band, Foreign Language Club, Guitar Club, Jazz Ensemble, Law Club, National Honor Society, Newspaper, SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions), Science Fiction and Comic Book Club, Student Council, The Cross, The Lance, Weight Training Club, Yearbook

Club or Organization:
Adventure Club, Art Club, Business and Finance Club, Coding Club, Educational Travel Program, Guitar Club, Hellenic Society, Robotics Team, Television Production (HCTV)

Arts and Music Programs:
Concert Band, Drumline

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Badminton

School Notes

  • Holy Cross High School, a Catholic college preparatory school in Queens, New York, educates the hearts and minds of young people following the educational and spiritual vision of Blessed Father Basil Moreau, founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross.
  • Holy Cross embraces students who reflect social and economic diversity. The school strives to instill within each student a desire to identify and fully develop God-given talents while pursuing excellence in all endeavors. Holy Cross` varied academic programs and activities nurture and promote spiritual, intellectual, creative, social and psychological growth and development.
  • As Blessed Father Basil Moreau wrote in 1856, "Education is the art of helping young people to completeness."
  • Holy Cross High School, sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross, demonstrates and teaches in the Catholic tradition. We believe this requires each person to recognize the need for the following: a spirituality centered in Christ; a developed intellect; emotional, physical and social maturity; and an understanding of the Christian truth of each person`s developing relationship to other persons. The faculty, staff, administration, and Board of Directors are dedicated to the spiritual development of young people who are moral, courageous, and of service to others.
  • We recognize that a student`s education and development are reinforced by active participation in the school, the community, and places of worship. Civic and moral responsibility are exemplified and promoted.The curriculum of Holy Cross High School is designed to stimulate interest, intellectual curiosity, and creativity.  We strive to develop each student`s innate capacity for independent decision making, good judgment, and respect for others. It is through the integration of these spiritual and human potentials that a student will be capable of enjoying, contributing to and appreciating life and embracing the eternal God.
  • Our philosophy is rooted in the vision of our founder, Blessed Basil Moreau, and in the two hundred year old tradition of the Congregation of Holy Cross. We are part of network of Holy Cross education in the United States which includes twenty-two secondary and post-secondary academic institutions. Whether you find yourself on the campus of the University of Notre Dame or in the hallways of Holy Cross High School, Flushing, the characteristics of a Holy Cross education remain the same.

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 650 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,200
  • Average class size: 24 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15 / rolling

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