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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Admissions

Become a Lady of the Academy.

Empowering girls to become women of courage, compassion, and scholarship.

The Academy of the Holy Cross prepares girls to feel confident taking academic risks, leading their peers, and standing up for their beliefs. Guided by our Catholic faith and the mission of the Sisters of the Holy Cross, we believe in the power of academic excellence and the potential of selfless generosity. We value interactions with every student and strive to educate the mind, body, and spirit of each girl in the unique way that she learns best.

Our girls embrace challenging academics with a global perspective, top-notch athletics teams, performing arts productions, social justice opportunities, dozens of extracurricular activities, and the only all-girls, Catholic, IB World School in D.C., Maryland, or Virginia. Every Holy Cross girl completes an internship in a career that interests them at prestigious organizations, such as The Washington Post, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, and National Institutes of Health (NIH). And, they receive the tools and the support they need to thrive in college, including at renowned institutions like Cornell, M.I.T., Yale, and Notre Dame.

Above all, every Holy Cross girl knows she is valued as a scholar, an athlete, an artist, and most importantly, an individual with unique talents and aspirations. Teachers, staff, and coaches tailor their instruction for each student, ensuring our girls are empowered to go out and better the world.

Contact Admissions: admissions@academyoftheholycross.org
or 301-929-6442.

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