About Us

Welcome! Set in the heart of Santa Cruz, Holy Cross School has been educating students from preschool through eighth grade for over 158 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. The Life Lab program 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 through the use of iPads, Chromebooks and interactive whiteboards.

We welcome inquiries and are currently accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year. I invite you to contact us and visit our vibrant school community!