Welcome New Students & Families
As your family joins the Holy Cross community, you may have questions. The Admissions Office is available for you. Please don't hesitate to contact us.
Flynn O’Hara stores are currently open, but please keep in mind shipping could be delayed. Please consider purchasing school uniform items sooner than later, especially to take advantage of Flynn O'Hara discounts.
Sign up for their updates to stay in the loop, find the uniform options by searching Academy of The Holy Cross in the "find your school option"
The Holy Cross uniform includes:
- Gray skirt or tailored gray pants
- Dark purple, lavender or white polo shirt (short- or long-sleeved); a white collared oxford shirt or white turtleneck
- Sneakers or low solid-colored closed-toed and full backed leather shoes
- Optional dark gray quarter-zip and Champion and Saranac sweatshirts. These can be purchased from the Tartan Shop.
Flynn O'Hara MD locations:
5210 Randolph Road
Rockville, MD 2085
Lanham Crossing Center
8807 Annapolis Road
Lanham, MD 20706
Class of 2025 Events
Class of 2025: Pre-Academy Summer Seminar (PASS)
AUGUST 16 - 19 • 9:00 AM-12:00 NOON
For Holy Cross incoming Class of 2025 students only.
Pre-Academy Summer Seminar (PASS): This FREE seminar invites all Class of 2025 to campus for a week-long experience where students will meet teachers, socialize with their classmates and become familiar with campus. Time will be spent learning the administrative and instructional technology used at Holy Cross and engaging in reading, writing, math, technology, art and music activities.
For information contact John Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, August 25 from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm. Lunch will be provided. School uniforms are not required during the retreat.
Freshman Retreat welcomes our newest Tartans to the Holy Cross family! We gather to get to know each other and the campus better, and take a look at our theme “The Voices in Our Lives.” It is filled with fun icebreakers, competitive games and faith-filled activities. The retreat is peer led by members of the senior class who share their experiences and guidance on how to navigate the next four years. We end the day with Mass and send the freshman off with new friendships and a spirit ready to tackle the high school experience. This is a required event.
Class of 2025 Orientation
Thursday & Friday, August 26-27
8:00 am each morning and conclude at 2:00 pm and lunch will be provided. School uniforms are not required during orientation days.
Over the span of two days, incoming freshmen will be introduced to their advisory groups, the counseling department, athletics, campus ministry and more! Students will also have the opportunity to meet with current students to ask any questions! There will also be important tech training and building orientation. This is a required event.
Monday, August 30 • 8:00 am-1:00 pm
All students will attend this in-person event on campus. Additional information will be made available as the date approaches
Friday, August 27 at 8:00 am
New parents/guardians are invited to "Coffee and Conversation" with President Katy Prebble, and Board Chair Sister Ruth Marie Nickerson, CSC.
Details about the event will be forthcoming soon.
This page will continue to be updated with new information for our new families. Please check back often!
We can't wait to welcome you into our community.
In Their Own Words
Holy Cross was the perfect decision for me.
The all-girls environment has opened so many doors. The variety of classes I’ve taken over the past four years guided and prepared me. The relationships that I have built with peers and teachers have led me to finding my voice and participating in positions of leadership in and outside the classroom. – Sam’21
Through my time at the Academy, I’ve had the chance
to make new friends, try new sports and be a class leader by serving on the Honor Board. I’ve always felt accepted, happy and welcomed by my classmates, and I hope that you feel that way too! – Mira '21
As I look back on my four years at the Academy,
I think about how much I have grown as a person. I came into my first day of freshman year as a shy, quiet girl, but now, I am strong and courageous and getting ready to graduate as an empowered girl who can speak up for herself, and advocate for others. The supportive community we have here at Holy Cross has taught me to be brave and caring for others. Among the students, the teachers, and everyone in our community, there is a place for you to feel accepted. Holy Cross has prepared me well, and I am ready to go out into the world to make a difference. Now, it is your time to come along on this journey to becoming an empowered Holy Cross girl. – Dani '21
Becoming a Holy Cross girl helped me grow
into the confident young woman I am today. The all-girl school environment gave me endless support day after day and enabled me to feel comfortable asking questions, to see that my interests and opportunities are limitless, and to always take on new challenges. Holy Cross is a school that makes sure every girl feels accepted and special from the moment you walk through the door. Each person in the community cares about you and knows your name. I know that Holy Cross will forever be my second home and because the Holy Cross community encouraged me to dream big that I will achieve my goals as I go on to college and take the next steps toward my future. – Caroline '21