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Overall
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Holy Cross, an Independence Mission School
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Math
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Science
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School Incidents
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Reading
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Attendance
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College Bound
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School Details

  • School TypePrivate Catholic
  • Grade LevelsK-8
  • Enrollment240
  • PrincipalMs. Emily Diefendorf
  • Phone Number215-242-0414
  • School Emailholycrossoffice@holycrossphila.org
  • SEPTA RoutesBus (23), RR (Sedgwick)
  • Address 144 East Mount Airy Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19119
  • NeighborhoodEast Mount Airy
  • TuitionTuition is based upon family income and ranges between $150 to $450 per month (or, $1,500-$4,500 per year) after applying for financial aid/scholarships.
  • Application DeadlineJuly 31st, 2017
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Mission

Holy Cross School is a faith-centered Catholic community offering an excellent academic program rooted in Gospel values. Students are empowered to do their best to learn and to apply their knowledge, religious values and God-given talents to meet the...

Holy Cross School is a faith-centered Catholic community offering an excellent academic program rooted in Gospel values. Students are empowered to do their best to learn and to apply their knowledge, religious values and God-given talents to meet the challenges of a morally complex 21st century.

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Points of Pride

1. We are proud to be part of the Independence Mission School network. 2. The Sophia Advanced Academic program helps prepare your child for high school and beyond. 3. We have experienced teachers who have a grounded, long term commitment to our...

1. We are proud to be part of the Independence Mission School network. 2. The Sophia Advanced Academic program helps prepare your child for high school and beyond. 3. We have experienced teachers who have a grounded, long term commitment to our school and our students.

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Admissions Policy

Interested applicants should schedule an initial admissions meeting and bring the following items: birth certificate, full immunization record, most recent report card and a copy of your most recent IEP (if applicable). Please note that proof of...

Interested applicants should schedule an initial admissions meeting and bring the following items: birth certificate, full immunization record, most recent report card and a copy of your most recent IEP (if applicable). Please note that proof of household income will be required for the financial aid application (1040, W-2, benefit documentation, etc.).

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Safety & Culture

Our students’ emotional and physical safety are our priority. All of our staff work together to create a positive, safe learning environment.

Our students’ emotional and physical safety are our priority. All of our staff work together to create a positive, safe learning environment.

Accreditations & Honors

Middle States accreditation

Middle States accreditation

School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 89.2%
Hispanic 5.6%
Asian 2.8%
Other 2.4%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 52.2%
Male Students 47.8%

Special Education

Special Ed 3.2%

English Language Learners

English Language Learner 1.2%

Students Per Grade

Kindergarten Students
27
1st Grade Students
24
2nd Grade Students
27
3rd Grade Students
22
4th Grade Students
27
5th Grade Students
32
6th Grade Students
33
7th Grade Students
23
8th Grade Students
25
Total Students
240

Activities & Programs

Arts Programs

  • Vocal,
  • Instrumental,
  • Choir,
  • Other Instrumental,
  • School Musicals,
  • Other

Sports Programs

  • Football,
  • Basketball,
  • Track and Field,
  • Girls Basketball,
  • Girls Track and Field,
  • Sports Other

Other Sports

A full C.Y.O. sports program is available with many sports and activities.

A full C.Y.O. sports program is available with many sports and activities.

Other Activities

STEAM program, forensics, Sophia advanced academic program. Chess club.

STEAM program, forensics, Sophia advanced academic program. Chess club.

Electives

Our STEAM and Sophia Academic programs. Technology, library, music, art and gym classes. Partnership with the Philadelphia Horticultural Society.

Our STEAM and Sophia Academic programs. Technology, library, music, art and gym classes. Partnership with the Philadelphia Horticultural Society.

Language Programs

  • Spanish

Parent Programs

  • Parents Home and School Association,
  • Parents School Advisory

Parent Involvement

Home and School, Advisory Board, and CYO sports program.

Home and School, Advisory Board, and CYO sports program.

Before and After Care

  • Before Care,
  • After Care,
  • Extended Day,
  • Extended Programming

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