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DSC_0477Holy Cross Catholic School has been a vibrant part of the Lynchburg community since 1879!  Rich in history, tradition and academic excellence, we are a thriving student-centered community devoted to teaching students to think critically and wisely, instilling heartfelt joy in learning while encouraging lives of character and leadership.  At Holy Cross, our students experience a spiritual and educational journey that begins in pre-kindergarten and evolves through their senior year.

Why Catholic Education?
As provided by the Catholic Diocese of Richmond, Office of Catholic Education

  • Top 10% in the nation on standardized test scores.
  • 9% above national average on SAT scores.
  • 99% high school graduation rate. (Holy Cross has 100% graduation rate!)
  • 100% graduation acceptance rate for those who apply to accredited institutions.
  • 99% of graduates attend post-secondary schools. (100% of Holy Cross students attend post-secondary schools!)
  • $22,413,958 in scholarships were awarded to 428 members of the graduating Class of 2013.
  • Established the McMahon Parater Foundation for Education in 2008, with the vision to secure and enhance the future of Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Richmond.
  • Catholic school students were awarded over $2.0 million in needs based scholarships for the 2013-14 school year of which, $809,745 was provided by the McMahon Parater Foundation and $1,268,348 was realized through the Parish Sharing Program.
  • Active outreach to minority families through the Segura Educational Initiative for Children.
  • All Diocesan schools are accredited by the Southern Association of Schools (SACS) and the Virginia Catholic Education Association (VCEA).
  • All teachers are state certified.
  • Wide range of athletic programs, advance placement, and extra-curricular activities.
  • Small class size allows for individual attention.
  • Christ-centered curriculum informed by faith, morality, character development, and service to community.
  • Welcoming all faiths.

The best way to experience Holy Cross is to visit our campus.  To schedule your tour and receive more information, complete the inquiry form or contact the school by calling (434) 847-5436.

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