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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Curriculum

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Our educational program provides the opportunities and challenges necessary for our girls to achieve their full potential as women of faith in today's society. To achieve this goal, our curriculum offers girls a variety of learning experiences in liberal and creative arts, mathematics, science, and career education.

Graduation Requirements

A minimum of 24 credits is required for graduation.

English 4
Math 4
Science 3
History and Social Studies 3
Theology 4
World Languages 3
Health and Physical Education 1½
Visual Arts ½
Performing Arts ½
Technology ½

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Senior Project

All seniors participate in a 60-hour Senior Project internship.

Holy Cross Social Justice

Holy Cross girls complete service hours in Holy Cross Social Justice as part of their graduation requirements. Social Justice service hours are performed outside of the school day.

Additional information about our signature programs – STEM, Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment, Senior Project, and One Schoolhouse – see our Signature Programs here.