Holy Cross Preparatory Academy

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  • Guided by the motto "Honoring our Traditions, Pursuing our Future", Holy Cross Preparatory Academy, the only independent Catholic preparatory high school in Burlington County, will inspire students of all faiths and backgrounds to be thinkers, innovators, and leaders. The school is governed by an independent Board of Trustees, and is accredited by AdvancED, which is the largest community of educational professionals in the world. Holy Cross is also a member of the National Catholic Education Association.

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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1957

Student Body

Total Students260 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
21%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Holy Cross Preparatory Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size17 students
Number of AP Courses11 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Set Uniforms by season)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$10,600
Tuition NotesSeparate rates for students coming from a public school and/or Catholic school
% on Financial Aid
45%
Admissions DirectorDavid Moffa

Sports

Total Sports Offered18 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
BowlingCheering,
Cross CountryDance,
Field HockeyFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
Winter TrackWrestling,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Campus Ministry, Debate, Key Club, National Honor Society, Recycling, Robotics, Ski, Special Olympics, Student Government, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Choir, Dance Team, Pep Band, Theater Program

School Notes

  • 12:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
  • Collegiate Block Scheduling
  • 1:1 Technology Program
  • Seton Hall University and Rowan College Dual Credit Program (69 credits)
  • 20 Interscholastic Varsity sports
  • 94 acre campus
  • 100% graduation rate
  • Over 95% student participation in co-curricular activities

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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We made the choice to have all of our children enter into this private high school for many reasons. Safety, curriculum, size and ease of transport along with a variety of activities and sports for all. Although the facilities are aging, the programs were well balanced and we were able to budget for each of our 4 children. They each had issues with school, like any teen, but all really have loved what the school had to offer for them. Classes of ''07,''09, ''13, and soon to be ''17!
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Mr. Guida (now principal) always has a smile on his face and is willing to help ALL students in anyway he possibly can. During my tenure at Holy Cross I passed the AP economics exam, the class he taught. My parents and I were ecstatic as this saved us thousands of dollars in college, how can you beat that? He is a wonderful teacher and I highly recommend him and the Holy Cross education. Currently I am employed full time in the economics field and a big thanks goes out to Mr. Guida!
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