Holy Cross School

  • Holy Cross School is proud to be fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Elementary Schools.
  • Our school`s vision is to be a community where the educational process is centered on the love of Christ and the development of the whole child. By exposing students to Gospel values, high academic standards and individual expectations, Holy Cross School is committed to preparing and enhancing the personal excellence of each and every student.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1952

Student Body

Total Students392 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade Holy Cross School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size25 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(School uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$6,171
Tuition NotesThe rate shown above is for Full Tuition. We offer discounts for active Holy Cross Parishioners and Catholics from other parishes, and for multiple children attending Holy Cross.


Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Field HockeyLacrosse,
SoccerTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Fitness Club, Math League, Odyssey of the mind, Science Explorers, Solar Sprint, student council, yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
band, chorus, Scholastic Art

School Notes

We believe:
  • all youth have the opportunity to receive a Catholic Education;
  • in the spiritual, moral, and intellectual development of our youth within the framework of the Gospel, the traditions and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church;
  • each child is a gift from God. Our Catholic school recognizes individual differences and embraces diversity;
  • that a quality education is an active partnership between home, school, and parish;
  • that as a Christ-centered school, the administration, faculty, staff, and students strives to model the behavior of Jesus Christ;
  • we instill in our students a lifelong commitment to learning and prepare them to be models of Christian values;
  • an academically challenging curriculum prepares students for a successful transition to high school;
  • that a well-trained, dedicated, and continuously developing staff is vital to the success of the parish school;
  • that a clean, safe, and properly maintained facility is essential for the future development of the school;
  • and adaptability and innovation are essential for the future development of the school.

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
Sending our son to Holy Cross was one of the best decisions we ever made. Years later our son, out the blue, said "Thank You for sending me to Holy Cross".
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Excellent school- great education! The best elementary school in Kent County!
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Holy Cross has been our school for the past 11 years and counting. Our three children have been provided with an excellent, first-class education in an outstanding Catholic and loving environment.
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All my children and grandchildren who live in Dover, have been given the opportunity to grow into Agents of Change in all their endeavors because of Holy Cross School. They are the people they are today because of the caring, professional staff and our clergy. A great place to live, learn and love!
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