Criteria for applying to Holy Cross

     

      Online Application


      Paper Application


Ninth Grade Admissions

1. Sign-up for a Tartan for a Day visit day with a current 9th grader. Visit days occur throughout the fall, from September to early January. 

2. To access the online application, please complete the New User Registration page. The online application must be submitted by December 11, 2017Late applications are only considered if space is available.  

A. Students attending a Catholic elementary school in the Archdiocese of Washington must select the Academy as one of their two choices on the Archdiocesan Choice Form in order for school records, including teacher recommendations, to be sent to the Academy. The Archdiocesan Choice Form is issued to students by their elementary school. (Please note: You still must separately submit the Academy's admissions application.) 

B. Students NOT attending a Catholic elementary school in the Archdiocese of Washington must complete the following:

3. Submit the $60 application fee. Families have the option to pay the fee online or by check. The fee must be submitted by Monday, December 11, 2017. CLICK HERE.

4. Take the High School Placement Test (HSPT) in December and request results be sent to the Academy.

5. The Admissions Committee will review all applications and decisions will be mailed in February. If you would prefer to submit a paper application, you may download a copy here.  

The Academy does not discriminate on the basis of color, race, national or ethnic origin in its educational policies, personnel policies, admissions policies, scholarship and financial aid programs, or other school administered programs.

Transfer Admissions

1. Contact the Office of Admissions to inquire about transfer openings. Mid-year transfers are occasionally considered if space allows.  

2. To apply to AHC, please complete the New User Registration page, then complete the online application.

3. Submit the $60 application fee. Families have the option to pay the fee online or by check. CLICK HERE.

4. Request an official transcript of the student's high school academic record, including first semester grades for the current year, and available standardized test results using the Transcript Release form. If the student is in ninth grade, seventh-grade and eighth-grade transcripts and standardized test scores should be included.  

 5. Request recommendations from your English and Math teachers using the Teacher Recommendation form.

 6. Applications will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee when all forms are completed and returned to the Academy.

 7. Applicants will be notified when the process is completed. 

If you would prefer to submit a paper application, you may download a copy here.

The Academy does not discriminate on the basis of color, race, national or ethnic origin in its educational policies, personnel policies, admissions policies, scholarship and financial aid programs, or other school administered programs.

International Students

Applicants from China, South Korea, and Vietnam

Please see information here.

Applicants from All Other Countries

International Students from all other countries who are interested in attending The Academy of the Holy Cross should contact the Office of Admissions at (301) 929-6442 or admissions@academyoftheholycross.org.

    Important Dates

"Tartan for a Day"

See Information here.

September 11

September 18

September 25

October 2

October 16

October 27

October 30

November 13

November 20

November 27

December 4

January 29


Open House

November 5, 10:00 am-1:00am

Application Deadline

December 11


Meredith Gobbi '06

Director of Admissions 

301.929.6477

mgobbi@academyoftheholycross.org

 

Allison Mayes

Assistant to Director

301.929.6442

amayes@academyoftheholycross.org

 

 


4920 Strathmore Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895  (301) 942-2100  
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