Holy Cross School is an independent, Catholic, college preparatory school founded in 1849 by the Congregation of Holy Cross to educate young men from metropolitan New Orleans.
Holy Cross School is the only Catholic School in New Orleans for boys grades Pre-K through 12 and is fully accredited by the Louisiana State Department of Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Founded by Blessed Father Basile Moreau, a Holy Cross Education is deeply rooted in a family atmosphere where "The mind will not be cultivated at the expense of the heart." Holy Cross School puts an emphasis on individual growth, fully developing the talents of each unique student.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked LA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 1,164 students
  • Acceptance rate: 70%
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: Nov. 15 / Dec. 15

Top Rankings

Holy Cross High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Louisiana for:

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Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded
1849
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
1,164 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
19%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade
Holy Cross High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
95 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
46%
Average Class Size
25 students
Number of AP Courses
14 courses
Advanced Courses
AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French Language, AP Physics, AP Spanish Language, AP Studio Art - 2Dimensional, AP Studio Art - 3Dimensional, AP US Government and Politics, AP World History, Dual Enrollment Advanced Math/Trig, Dual Enrollment American History Honors, Dual Enrollment English V Honors, Dual Enrollment Programming - Advanced, Dual Enrollment Programming - Intro, Dual Enrollment Psychology Honors, Dual Enrollment Web Design
Average ACT score
24
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Uniform shirt, khaki pants and Doc Marten)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Nov. 15 / Dec. 15
% on Financial Aid
7%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$1,400
Acceptance Rate
70%
National avg.: 85%

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
24 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Art Club, Beta Club, Blue Circle, Campus Ministry, Chess Club, Key Club, Library Club, Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, Newspaper, Quiz Bowl, Robotics, Speech and Debate, Student Council, Video Game Club, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Bengal Band, Chorus, Drama, National Art Honor Society, Tiger Band

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Intramurals, Karate, Tiger Cub Athletic Club

School Notes

  • 14 AP Courses and 7 Dual Enrollment Courses
  • 9 Teaching faculty with Doctoral degrees
  • Graduates are accepted to college of first choice
  • Robust technology: Laptop Program in grades 5 through 12 and IPad Initiative in grades PreK through 4
  • Aligned curriculum from Pre-K through 12, offering Pre-AP in middle school and STEM program in primary school
  • Rotating Block Schedule, Grades 5 through 12: Four 80 minute classes each day

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked LA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 1,164 students
  • Acceptance rate: 70%
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: Nov. 15 / Dec. 15

Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in New Orleans, LA is $9,990 for elementary schools and $10,798 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in New Orleans, LA is 80% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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