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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...
Mural Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King
To celebrate the national holiday marking Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday this year, Holy Cross 7th graders created this mural in honor of the legendary civil rights leader.
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
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