Holy Cross High School

Tel: (504)942-3100
  • 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.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1849

Student Body

Total Students1164 students
Student Body TypeAll-boys
% Students of Color
19%
State avg.: 21%
Students by GradeHoly Cross High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers95 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
46%
Average Class Size25 students
Number of AP Courses14 courses
Advanced CoursesAP 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 score24
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniform shirt, khaki pants and Doc Marten)

Finances and Admission

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

Sports

Total Sports Offered16 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
BowlingCheering,
Cross CountryFlag Football,
FootballGolf,
LacrosseSoccer,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
WeightliftingWrestling,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.24 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Art Club, Bengal Band, Beta Club, Blue Circle, Campus Ministry, Chess Club, Chorus, Drama, Intramurals, Karate, Key Club, Library Club, Mu Alpha Theta, National Art Honor Society, National Honor Society, Newspaper, Quiz Bowl, Robotics, Speech and Debate, Student Council, Tiger Band, Tiger Cub Athletic Club, Video Game Club, Yearbook Art Club, Bengal Band, Beta Club, Blue Circle, Chess Club, Chorus, Drama, Intramurals, Karate, Key Club, Library Club, Mu Alpha Theta, Newspaper, Quiz Bowl, Robotics, Tiger Band, Yearbook, Campus Ministry,
National Art Honor Society,
National Honor Society,
Speech and Debate,
Student Council,
Tiger Cub Athletic Club,
Video Game 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

Profile last updated: 05/31/2016

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