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President's Welcome

Welcome to The Academy of the Holy Cross, a Catholic college preparatory school for young women sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Cross since 1868. Following in the footsteps of Blessed Basil Moreau, the founder of the Sisters, the Academy continues to be innovators in education emphasizing the arts and sciences, experimental learning, and Catholic social teaching. Father Moreau believed that “education is the art of helping young people to completeness.” The Sisters established a firm foundation here based on Father Moreau’s virtues, leaving a lasting educational legacy. Today’s Holy Cross educators take this mission to heart by providing our students with an exceptional opportunity for spiritual, academic, physical, artistic and social growth.

Beyond the classroom, fields, and stage, Holy Cross young women are involved in service projects and Campus Ministry programs that allow many opportunities to develop a deeper sense of spirituality and purpose in the world. A Holy Cross education empowers each young woman to become her best self.

Holy Cross faculty are dedicated to preparing students for 21st century success as global citizens, encouraging critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity. Students take their scholarship to new levels through participation in honors courses, Advanced Placement courses, and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme.

I invite you to browse our web site and visit our school. Experience for yourself the strength of the Holy Cross community.

In Holy Cross,

Kathleen Ryan Prebble
President and CEO

“Holy Cross taught my daughters to be independent thinkers,
to believe in who they are and
to know that there are
no boundaries for
what they can accomplish.”

(AHC past parent Margee Frame)




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