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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.
Dear Holy Cross Families, It has been a very busy summer at Holy Cross School! We’ve completed major projects, prioritizing safety and security upgrades. Here is a list of the work that was done:• New burglar alarm system installed, with wireless sensors and keypads...
The Future is Bright
Where Holy Cross 8th Graders Went to High School in 2022
Special Admit / Magnet Schools
Holy Cross School – The Choice for Achievement
A Message from Holy Cross Principal Rosalie Doherty
Holy Cross students excel compared to local and national achievement data. At a time when learning loss caused by the pandemic is still a challenge throughout the nation and the world, Holy Cross students show strong growth. From fall 2021 to fall 2022 in grades 3-8, as measured by NWEA MAP testing:
• Our literacy percentile increased by 14 points compared to national scores increasing by .5 point.
• Our math percentile increased by 7.7 points compared to national scores increasing by 2.7 points.
Locally, schools may still be reporting pre-pandemic achievement data, while Holy Cross students’ current growth indicates recovery after the pandemic.
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