About Holy Cross

Holy Cross School is nestled on a beautifully landscaped nine-acre campus in the heart of Garrett Park, Maryland. The school opened in 1961 soon after the founding of Holy Cross Parish. Today our school serves the broader Montgomery County community and continues its tradition of academic excellence and spiritual development.

Holy Cross School has an internationally diverse co-ed student body in Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade. The school is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Elementary Schools and is a National Blue Ribbon School award winner. In addition, Holy Cross holds membership in the National Catholic Education Association, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and the International Society for Technology in Education.

Holy Cross School strives to empower each child to develop a healthy self-image and strong character within a nurturing Christian environment.

The Holy Cross Advantage

  • Intimate setting – one class per grade
  • Teacher-student ratio of 1:13
  • Experienced and dedicated faculty
  • Half-day or full-day options for Pre-K
  • Full-day Kindergarten program
  • Accelerated program
  • Rigorous High School preparation focus in Middle School
  • Enriched curriculum including Spanish, Music, Art, Technology and Physical Education
  • Innovative classroom technology and state-of-the-art computer lab
  • New multi-purpose gym, cafeteria and auditorium
  • Nine-acre campus with a soccer field and fully equipped playground
  • Central location – minutes from the DC Beltway, Grosvenor Metro station and Garrett Park MARC station
  • Involved parent community
  • Hot lunch program
  • Flexible before and after school care program
  • Extra-curricular activities including athletics, fine arts, civic and academic endeavors

Special Activities and Community Service

  • CYO Sports
  • Walk for the Homeless
  • Thanksgiving Food Drive
  • Christmas Giving Tree
  • National Geography Bee
  • National Spelling Bee
  • Science Fair and Invention Convention
  • Holy Cross Youth Group
  • Yearbook Committee
  • Student Government
  • Buddy Program
  • School Choir
  • Christmas Musical Program
  • Spring Musical Program
  • School Band
  • Environmental Club
  • History Club