Holy Cross Preparatory Academy

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 Cognia, which is the largest community of educational professionals in the world. Holy Cross is also a member of the National Catholic Education Association.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 258 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $10,800
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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Holy Cross Preparatory Academy places among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for:

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1957

Student Body

Total Students
258 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
22%
State avg.: 39%
Students by Grade
Holy Cross Preparatory Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
17 students
Number of AP Courses
12 courses
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Set Uniforms by season)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Separate rates for students coming from a public school and/or Catholic school
% on Financial Aid
45%
Admissions Director
David Moffa

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
17 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Campus Ministry, Debate, Holy Hikers, Key Club, Mock Trial, National Honor Society, Recycling, Ski, Special Olympics, Sports Management, Student Government, Yearbook

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

School Notes

  • 13:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
  • Collegiate Block Scheduling
  • 1:1 Technology Program
  • Seton Hall University and Rowan College Dual Credit Program (69 credits)
  • 22 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)
5  
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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5  
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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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 258 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $10,800
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Burlington County, NJ is $7,691 for elementary schools and $10,116 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Burlington County, NJ is 76% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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