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, please contact Mary Sherry, Principal, at