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Be empowered – no matter where you are.


During these unprecedented times, The Academy of the Holy Cross is still here for you.

Our commitment to encouraging young women of courage, compassion, and scholarship remains the same. For over 150 years, Holy Cross has risen to the challenge of delivering a spiritual and intellectual education to incredible girls, and today we continue to fulfill our mission through our e-learning model.

While our campus is closed to visitors, our admissions team would like to offer you a glimpse into our community of empowered girls and our beautiful campus through our virtual visit. Holy Cross is still accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year, and we look forward to connecting with applicants for future school years as well.

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

The Academy of the Holy Cross prepares 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 2019 College Acceptances

Agnes Scott College

The University of Alabama

Allegheny College

Amherst College

American Business School of Paris

American University

Arizona State University

Auburn University

Averett University

Belmont University

Boise State University

Boston College

Boston University

Bryant University

Bucknell University

University of Buffalo, The State University of New York

Butler University

University of California, Irvine

University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, San Diego

The Catholic University of America

University of Chicago

Christopher Newport University

University of Cincinnati

Clemson University

Coastal Carolina University

College of Charleston

University of Colorado at Boulder

Colorado State University

University of Dallas

University of Dayton

University of Delaware

Delaware State University

Delaware Valley University

Dickinson College

Drexel University

Duquesne University

East Carolina University

Eckerd College

Elon University

Emory & Henry College

Fairfield University

Farmingdale State College

Flagler College

University of Florida

Fordham University

Frostburg State University

George Mason University

The George Washington University

Georgetown University

University of Georgia

Gettysburg College

Gulf Coast State College

High Point University

Hofstra University

College of the Holy Cross

Hood College

University of Illinois at Chicago

Indiana University at Bloomington

Iona College

James Madison University

Johns Hopkins University

Johnson & Wales University

University of Kentucky

La Salle University

Le Moyne College

Longwood University

Louisiana State University

Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Maryland

Marist College

Marquette University

University of Mary Washington

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

University of Maryland, College Park

Marymount University

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

McDaniel College

Merrimack College

University of Miami

University of Miami University, Oxford

University of Michigan

Michigan State University

University of Mississippi

Montana State University, Bozeman

Montgomery College

Morgan State University

Mount St. Mary’s University

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

New York University

University of North Carolina at Asheville

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

University of North Carolina at Wilmington

North Carolina A&T State University

North Carolina Central University

North Carolina State University

Northeastern University

University of Notre Dame

The Ohio State University

Ohio University

The University of Oklahoma

Old Dominion University

University of Oregon

University of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania State University, Brandywine

Pennsylvania State University, University Park

Pennsylvania State University, York

Pepperdine University

University of Pittsburgh

Providence College

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

University of Richmond

University of Rochester

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rutgers University, New Brunswick

Rutgers University, Newark

Saint Joseph’s University

Saint Louis University

Saint Michael’s College

Salisbury University

University of San Diego

University of San Francisco

San Francisco State University

Savannah College of Art and Design

The University of Scranton

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Smith College

University of South Carolina

South Carolina State University

University of South Florida, Tampa

Southern Methodist University

University of St Andrews, Scotland

St. Edward’s University

St. John’s University

St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Stevenson University

Stonehill College

SUNY Albany

SUNY College at Cortland

Sweet Briar College

Syracuse University

The University of Tampa

Temple University

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Texas Christian University

Towson University

Trinity College

Trinity Washington University

Ursinus College

Vanderbilt University

University of Vermont

Villanova University

University of Virginia

Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Tech

University of Washington

Washington College

Wellesley College

West Virginia University

West Virginia Wesleyan College

College of William and Mary

University of Wisconsin, Madison

College of Wooster

Xavier University


York College of Pennsylvania


Admissions Timeline

August 2020
Register for a Tartan for a Day - Student Visit

November 8, 2020
Open House

December 11, 2020
Admissions Application Due

January 11, 2021
Financial Aid Application Due

February 6, 2021
Scholarship Interview and Audition

February 26, 2021
Admissions Decisions Sent

March 12, 2021
Registration for Class of 2025

Admissions Team

Emma Hart

Director of Admissions

Jordyn Brock

Assistant Director of Admissions, Coordinator of Diversity, Inclusion, and Access

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