Mission Statement

The Academy of the Holy Cross, a Catholic college preparatory school sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Cross since 1868, is dedicated to educating young women in a Christ-centered community which values diversity. The Academy is committed to developing women of courage, compassion and scholarship who responsibly embrace the social, spiritual and intellectual challenges of the world.

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President's Welcome

Girls at The Academy of the Holy Cross are encouraged to participate, lead, compete and take risks. They become fearless leaders of today and tomorrow.

Welcome to the 150th academic year of The Academy of the Holy Cross. Founded in 1868 by the Sisters of the Holy Cross, the Academy empowers young girls to become strong, courageous, compassionate, faith-filled young women. Following in the footsteps of Blessed Basil Moreau, the founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross, the Academy believes in a school filled with inspiration and innovation where all girls are able to find their full potential to become engaged citizens ready to succeed in a changing world.

Our community of scholars, artists, athletes, faculty, parents, and friends flourishes within an atmosphere of mutual respect and understanding. Beyond the classroom, fields, and stage, Holy Cross young women are involved in Holy Cross Social Justice and Campus Ministry programs that allow them to develop a deeper sense of spirituality and purpose in the world. A Holy Cross education empowers each young woman to become her best self.

Holy Cross faculty are passionate, hardworking and possess an innovative spirit. Our faculty act as mentors and coaches, encouraging our girls every step of the way on their educational journey. Our Signature Programs include Project Lead the Way Engineering, the International Baccalaureate Programme, Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit college classes, online learning opportunities and our Senior Project.

I invite you to browse our web site and visit our school. Experience for yourself the strength of the Holy Cross community.

"We shall always place education side by side with instruction; the mind will not be cultivated at the expense of the heart. While we prepare useful citizens for society, we shall likewise do our utmost to prepare citizens for heaven." -Blessed Basil Moreau

In Holy Cross,

Kathleen Ryan Prebble
President and CEO

“Holy Cross taught my daughters to be independent thinkers,
to believe in who they are and
to know that there are
no boundaries for
what they can accomplish.”

past parent Margee Frame