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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Tartans Travel the World

New perspective, new girl.

Climb mountains. Wander colorful marketplaces. Celebrate our differences. Rejoice in our oneness.

And learn something new.

The Academy of the Holy Cross gives students the opportunity to experience new cultures whenever possible. We promote travel to instill in our girls a global context for the needs of other countries and provide service to alleviate those needs. They have formative experiences that complement their classroom studies and provide a new perspective they will keep for life. They speak the local language, value cultural differences, and witness the effects of climate change. Travel enables our students to become women who understand the interconnectedness of humanity and who responsibly meet the social, spiritual and intellectual challenges of the world.

Machu Picchu, Peru