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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Map & Directions

From Points East via I-495N/I-495W

Take exit 34 for Maryland 355-Rockville Pike towards Rockville/Bethesda/Wisconsin Avenue approximately 1 mile

Turn right onto Strathmore Avenue. The Academy of the Holy Cross entrance will be on your right.

From Points South via I-495N

Follow I-495N to I-270 Spur N

Take exit 1 for Democracy Boulevard. Keep right at the fork and merge onto Democracy Blvd and follow for approximately 1 mile

Turn left onto Old Georgetown Road and follow for approximately ½ mile

Take second right onto Tuckerman Lane and follow for 1 ½ miles

Turn left onto Rockville Pike and merge into the right lane (less than ½ mile)

Take right merge lane onto Strathmore Avenue and turn right. The Academy of the Holy Cross entrance will be on your right.

From Points North via I-270S

Take exit 1 for Rockledge Drive toward MD-187/Old Georgetown Road. Turn left at the end of the exit ramp onto Old Georgetown Road (less than ½ mile)

Take first right onto Tuckerman Lane and follow for 1 ½ miles

Turn left onto Rockville Pike and merge into the right lane (less than ½ mile)

Take right merge lane onto Strathmore Avenue and turn right. The Academy of the Holy Cross entrance will be on your right.

From Points South in Washington, DC

Head North on Wisconsin Avenue into Maryland (MD-355N). Wisconsin Avenue will become Rockville Pike in Bethesda. Continue to follow MD-355N/Rockville Pike.

Take right merge lane onto Strathmore Avenue and turn right. The Academy of the Holy Cross entrance will be on your right.

From Metro

The Grosvenor Metro station is located within walking distance of Holy Cross. To plan your trip visit the Metro website here.

By Ride On Bus

There is a Ride On bus stop at the entrance to Holy Cross for routes 5 and 37. See the Ride On schedules here.