Be empowered – no matter where you are.


Every Holy Cross girl knows she is valued as an individual with unique talents and aspirations.

Thank you for your interest in The Academy of the Holy Cross, where we prepare girls to feel confident taking academic risks, leading their peers, and standing up for their beliefs. Guided by our Catholic faith and the mission of the Sisters of the Holy Cross, we believe in the power of academic excellence and the potential of selfless generosity. We value interactions with every student and strive to educate the mind, body, and spirit of each girl in the unique way that she learns best.

Our girls embrace challenging academics with a global perspective, top-notch athletics teams, performing arts productions, social justice opportunities, and dozens of extracurricular activities. Every Holy Cross girl completes an internship in a career that interests them at prestigious organizations, such as The Washington Post, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, and National Institutes of Health (NIH). And, they receive the tools and the support they need to thrive in college, including at renowned institutions like Cornell, M.I.T., Yale, and Notre Dame.

Above all, every Holy Cross girl knows she is valued as a scholar, an athlete, an artist, and most importantly, an individual with unique talents and aspirations. Teachers, staff, and coaches tailor their instruction for each student, ensuring our girls are empowered to go out and better the world.

Class of 2021 College Acceptances include:

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Auburn University

Berklee College of Music

Boston University

Bucknell University

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

University of California-Santa Barbara

Catholic University of America

College of Charleston

University of Chicago

Colby College

Colgate University

University of Colorado Boulder

Creighton University

University of Delaware

Drexel University

Fairfield University

Florida Institute of Technology

Fordham University

George Washington University

University of Georgia

College of the Holy Cross

Howard University

Lehigh University

University of Maryland-College Park

Miami University-Oxford

University of Miami

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

New York University

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

North Carolina State University 

Northeastern University

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rochester Institute of Technology

San Diego State University

Savannah College of Art and Design

Smith College

Spelman College

St. Mary's College of Maryland

Stevens Institute of Technology

Syracuse University

University of Toronto

Tufts University

Tulane University

Villanova University

University of Virginia

College of William and Mary

Williams College

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Admissions Timeline

August 2021
Register for Tartan for a Day - Student Visit

November 7, 2021
Open House

December 10, 2021
Admissions Application Due

January 10, 2022
Financial Aid Application Due

February 12, 2022
Scholarship Interview and Audition

February 24, 2022
Admissions Decisions Sent

March 11, 2022
Registration for Class of 2026

Admissions Team

Barbara Murray

Director of Admissions

Nancy Salmeron

Assistant Director of Admissions

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