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About HCS


Set in the heart of Santa Cruz, Holy Cross School is the sixth oldest private school in California and has been educating students since 1862. Parents and teachers form strong partnerships that provide 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 for students from preschool-8th grade with a core curriculum in reading, language arts, math, science, and social studies. Our students also receive instruction in Art, Spanish, P.E., liturgical music and religion. We are a ministry of Holy Cross Parish, and students have many opportunities to learn how to serve others in a rich, faith community.

We invite you to explore this website and encourage you to contact the school at (831) 423-4447 for more information. Though capacity is limited, we are currently accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year.