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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Holy Cross Annual Fund

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The Annual Fund is the school’s most important source of revenue other than student tuition. It is a vital part of the annual operating budget, bridging the gap between tuition revenue and actual operating expenses. Donations to the Annual Fund benefit every part of the school’s day-to-day operations including student programs, technology initiatives, campus maintenance and improvements, faculty salaries and professional development, and student financial aid.

Like all independent schools, the Academy relies on the support of the entire Holy Cross community to make a Holy Cross education possible. Thanks to the generosity of alumnae, parents, grandparents, friends, faculty, staff, corporations and foundations, the Academy will continue to be one of the premier Catholic girls’ schools in the Washington area.

The Annual Fund is the perfect opportunity to express your appreciation to a favorite administrator, teacher or coach by making a gift in that person’s name or honor. Memorial gifts are also a meaningful way to support the Academy while remembering a loved one.

The Annual Fund campaign begins on June 1 and ends on May 31 every year. Please consider making a gift today. Click here to give online, or contact the Advancement Office at (301) 929-6447 or annualgiving@academyoftheholycross.org with any questions.

Giving Clubs
Cross & Anchor Club – gifts of $20,000 or more
Sancta Crux Club – gifts of $10,000 to $19,999
Spes Unica Club – gifts of $6,000 to $9,999
1868 Club – gifts of $1,868 to $5,999
Moreau Society – gifts of $500 to $1,867
Young Tartans – open only to graduates of the last five years

Your gifts are 100% tax-deductible and greatly appreciated!