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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Upholding the mission.

An investment in our girls is an investment in our world.

Holy Cross graduates leave the Academy ready to set the world on fire. They spark change rooted in intellect and delivered with kindness. They become examples of empowerment and models of courage, compassion, and scholarship for women around the world. They become attorneys, scientists, teachers, mothers, professional athletes, nonprofit directors, and so much more.

That's why we give.

The Academy enhances our girls’ educational experience through innovative programs like Project Lead the Way Engineering and Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit; easily accessible technology through the 1:1 iPad program; and immersive activities, such as Kairos, athletics, and the arts. In order to continue advancing our existing programs and to start new initiatives, Holy Cross relies on the generosity of alumnae, parents, grandparents, faculty, staff, and every member of the community. Your endorsement shows your pride in the Academy and our mission of empowering girls.

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Your gift to the Academy helps provide a Holy Cross education to students that would otherwise not be able to afford it and is 100% tax deductible.

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, in 2015 we dedicated Ridgway Field, an all-weather, synthetic turf athletic field which ranks with the top athletic facilities in our region.