Empowering Children To Reach Their God-Given Potential

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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.


Update from Ms. Rosalie Doherty, Principal

We are excited to share with Holy Cross families the outstanding results from our winter MAP test. Our students take MAP tests three times a year (fall, winter, and spring). It measures not only our students' level of achievement in reading and math, but also how...

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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


Independent Catholic

Independent Non-Catholic

Special Admit / Magnet Schools


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Holy Cross School – The Choice for Achievement

A Message from Holy Cross Principal Rosalie Doherty

Excelling in both the level of academic achievement and academic growth, Holy Cross students outperformed schools locally and nationally on the winter 2023 MAP test.

  • 76% of Holy Cross students met or exceeded the national average grade-level scores for reading.
  • Nearly 60% met or exceeded the national average grade-level scores for math.
  • Approximately 60% met or exceeded their goals in math and reading.

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