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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Once a Holy Cross Girl.

Always a Holy Cross girl.

Holy Cross graduates leave the Academy ready to set the world on fire. They spark change rooted in intellect and delivered with kindness. They become examples of empowerment and models of courage, compassion, and scholarship for women around the world. They become attorneys, scientists, teachers, mothers, professional athletes, nonprofit directors, and so much more.

We are the women of The Academy of the Holy Cross.

“Ave Crux Spes Unica.”

It is through the cross that we find our only hope.

This motto permeates throughout the experience of being a Holy Cross girl.

More than 10,000 women worldwide enjoy a strong network of sisterhood and empowerment that extends far beyond campus.

Girls’ school alumnae are three times more likely to pursue engineering careers.