Holy Cross School

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  • Holy Cross School celebrates more than 150 years of Catholic education. Our WASC and WCEA accredited program provides students with a challenging academic experience in a faith-based, respectful environment from preschool through 8th grade.
  • Highly qualified teachers ignite a love of learning in students through an academic program that includes math, science, language arts, social studies, P.E., Spanish, music, Life Lab, competitive sports, and student leadership.
  • Service-Learning projects are an integral part of the students` experience. For more information about Holy Cross School, please call (831) 423-4447 for a personal tour. Visitors are welcome!

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1862
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students153 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
48%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Holy Cross School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(school uniform required)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$7,100
% on Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,500
Admissions DirectorPatty Patano, Principal

Sports

Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Flag Football, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballFlag Football,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Choir, Life Lab, Spanish Club, Student Council, Yearbook Committee

School Notes

  • Holy Cross School celebrates more than 150 years of Catholic education. Our WASC and WCEA accredited program provides students with a challenging academic experience in a faith-based, respectful environment from preschool through 8th grade. 
  • Highly qualified teachers ignite a love of learning in students through an academic program that includes math, science, language arts, social studies, P.E., Spanish, music, Life Lab, competitive sports, and student leadership. 
  • Service-Learning projects are an integral part of the students` experience. For more information about Holy Cross School, please call (831) 423-4447 for a personal tour. Visitors are welcome!
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Santa Cruz
    Vhm Christian School
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    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    Grades: NS-8 | 83 students
    2.1 miles
    427 Capitola Road Extension
    Santa Cruz, CA 95062
    (831)475-4762
    2.1 NS-8
    83
  • Aptos
    Grades: K-8 | 317 students
    5.7 miles
    2701 Cabrillo College Drive
    Aptos, CA 95003
    (831)465-3301
    5.7 K-8
    317
  • Scotts Valley
    Grades: NS-8 | 401 students
    6 miles
    5000B Granite Creek Rd
    Scotts Valley, CA 95066
    (831)438-0100
    6 NS-8
    401

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
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It`s been such a pleasure sending our daughters to Holy Cross. When we arrived a couple of years ago, we were looking for an exceptional school experience for our, then, three year old. We found Holy Cross Pre-school and never left. Our oldest daughter loves her school. She loves her classmates, teachers, staff, and curriculum. She asked to stay there until second grade, when they do their communion. Then, she asked to continue on to third grade because that`s when the choir can go to the risers. Her faith is strong and I can honestly say that it is because of her school. She is now part of a girls running club and is looking forward to what other great opportunities she can be part of with her friends. My you hear daughter just started going to Holy Cross in their preschool and she LOVES it!!!!! I pick her up from school and she is as happy as when I left her. It truly is a great way to receive your children after a long day at work. Both my partner and I work full time, so having an extended care built in is a great way for the children to be part of other activities within the same school. I appreciate the dedication of the teachers, the principal, Ms. Catalina, the PARENT ASSOCIATION, staff, and the community. Go Panthers!!!!!!!
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We love that the teachers get to know each child perfectly and they go the extra mile to make sure that they are learning good
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I really enjoyed attending this school and highly recommend it
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