About Us

Welcome! Set in the heart of Santa Cruz, Holy Cross School has been educating students from preschool through eighth grade for over 157 years. Parents, teachers, and staff form strong partnerships that provide our students with a solid learning foundation and a positive learning environment.

Holy Cross School is accredited with the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). We provide a rigorous academic program with core curriculum in reading, language arts, math, science, and social studies. Our students also receive instruction in Spanish, P.E., liturgical music and religion. Our Life Lab gives students hands on experience in caring for the Earth. We work closely with Holy Cross Parish which gives our students the opportunity to learn to serve others in a rich faith community.

Student learning is enriched through the use of technology in developmentally appropriate ways. Middle school faculty and students use Google Classroom extensively, and learning is supported via a 1:1 iPad program. Chromebooks and iPads are used in many grades, and all classrooms have interactive boards.

We welcome inquiries and are currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. I invite you to contact us and visit our vibrant school community!