Our Mission & Philosophy

Mission Statement

Holy Cross Catholic School, a ministry of Holy Cross Parish, educates and guides children in their spiritual, intellectual, and moral development. We offer a strong academic program in an environment centered on the message of the Gospels and the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church.


Holy Cross School provides an academically challenging Catholic education. We welcome diversity in our school and value the unique gifts students and families contribute to our school community. We recognize parents as the primary educators of their children, and teachers as facilitators of learning. We integrate high academic standards with experiences that develop the values, attitudes, and habits necessary for our students to become intelligent, articulate, and socially responsible citizens who contribute to their family, faith, and world communities.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Holy Cross School in the Diocese of Monterey, mindful of its primary mission to be a witness to the love of Christ for all, admits students of any race, color, national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to the students at the school.

Holy Cross School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and/or ethnic origin, age or gender in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

While Holy Cross School does not discriminate against students with special needs, a full range of services may not be available.

Likewise, Holy Cross School does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of gender, age, disability, race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin.

Holy Cross School reserves the right to be the sole judge of merit, competence and qualifications, and can favor Catholic applicants and co-workers in all employment decisions, especially in those positions that have direct bearing upon the pastoral activity of the Church.