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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.


Message from Ms. Rosalie Doherty, Principal

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...

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Mural of MLK by Holy Cross 7th graders


The Future is Bright

Where Holy Cross 8th Graders Went to High School in 2022


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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

Holy Cross Catholic School