Empowering Children To Reach Their God-Given Potential
Holy Cross Catholic School in Philadelphia’s Mount Airy neighborhood nurtures the intellectual, emotional, and spiritual growth of students in Kindergarten through 8th grade.
Families of all faiths choose Holy Cross for a
high-quality, faith-based education
in a safe and loving environment.
As one of the 14 Independence Mission Schools,
we teach values and morals
as part of an academically rigorous curriculum.
Our private school is affordable because
every family receives financial aid
that reduces the cost of tuition.
Holy Cross is enrolling now for kindergarten. Classes begin September 4 & 5. Our kindergarten students are superstars! 100% met or exceeded their reading and math goals in the 2022-23 school year Average math score 174 compared to national...
The Future is Bright
Where Holy Cross 8th Graders Went to High School in 2023
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Holy Cross Students Outperform National Averages
A Message from Holy Cross Principal Rosalie Doherty
I am excited to share that, once again in 2023, Holy Cross students have dramatically outperformed national averages for academic achievement and growth as measured by MAP tests. MAP samples the performance of over 10 million students in different schools across the country to compare the achievement and growth of each student.
- 77% of Holy Cross students met or exceeded the national average grade-level scores for reading
- 63% met or exceeded the national average grade-level scores for math
- 70% met or exceeded their goals in reading
- 67% met or exceeded their goals in math
High expectations lead to high aspirations. Most Holy Cross students are accepted into the high schools of their choice, and many earn significant scholarships. Holy Cross graduates go on to schools such as Merion Mercy Academy, St. Joseph’s Preparatory School, La Salle College High School, and Archdiocesan high schools.
Holy Cross Catholic School
144 E. Mt. Airy Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19119