Holy Cross School

Holy Cross School has educated children for 160 years. Our WASC- and WCEA-accredited program provides students from preschool through 8th grade with an engaging and challenging academic experience within a faith-based and respectful environment.
Highly qualified teachers inspire students with a love of learning through an academic program that includes math, science, language arts, social studies, P.E., Spanish, music, Life Lab, competitive sports and student leadership.
Service to others is a key part of our students' education and service-learning projects are an integral part of the program at all grade levels
For more information about Holy Cross School and to schedule a personal tour, please call (831) 423-4447. We look forward to meeting you!

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 197 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,100
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
mild-learning differences
Year Founded
1862
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
197 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
31%
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
Holy Cross School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
77%
Average Class Size
20 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
school uniform required

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$1,500
Admissions Director
Patty Patano, Principal

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

Extracurriculars

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

School Notes

  • Holy Cross School celebrates more than 150 years ofCatholiceducation. Our WASC and WCEA accredited program provides students with achallenging academic experience in a faith-based, respectful environment from preschool through 8thgrade.
  • 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 moreinformation about Holy CrossSchool, please call(831) 423-4447for a personal tour.Visitors are welcome!
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  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Haley Jones '17 - Stanford basketball star and 2021 NCAA champion
    • Jocelyn Travers '21 - 2022 U.S.A Women's National Soccer Team
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Holy Cross School cost?
Holy Cross School's tuition is approximately $7,100 for private students.
What schools are Holy Cross School often compared to?
Holy Cross Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Good Shepherd Catholic School by visitors of our site.
Who are famous alumni from Holy Cross School?
Holy Cross School famous alumni include: Haley Jones '17 and Jocelyn Travers '21.
What sports does Holy Cross School offer?
Holy Cross School offers 4 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Flag Football, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is Holy Cross School's ranking?
Holy Cross School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Holy Cross School?
The application deadline for Holy Cross School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
I attended Holy Cross 1st grade through 12th grade (back when there was a high school). I sent both my children to Holy Cross K-8. Many of my nieces and nephews attended Holy Cross. Now my grandchildren attend. It is a wonderful school with rich history, tradition, and committed to educating the whole child. Cannot say enough positive things about this special place. It is a gem.
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5  
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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5  
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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5  
I really enjoyed attending this school and highly recommend it
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 197 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,100
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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