Mission Statement

 Holy Cross High School, an institution of excellence, is committed to the development of the whole person, offering comprehensive academic, social and athletic programs which are rooted in the Gospel and teaching of the Catholic Church. A Roman Catholic High School in the Diocese of Scranton, Holy Cross challenges its students to appreciate life-long learning and to develop character, leadership and integrity in a caring environment in order to promote a culture of peace, justice and service. 

Academics at HCHS

 Accredited by The Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, Holy Cross High School is a comprehensive high school. Students are encouraged to select courses based on individual abilities, achievement, and goals within the limits of the specialized graduation requirements. Choice in sequence is based on standardized testing, teacher recommendations, and counseling assistance. Advanced Placement (A.P.) courses are available in English, American History, Calculus, Science, and Art.

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Spiritual Life at HCHS

 The secondary Religious Education Program seeks to form the whole Christian person in an integrated faith life within the Church community by interweaving the four components of catechesis: word, worship, community, and service. Young people develop their understanding of the Catholic tradition through the study of content of the Church’s faith. 

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Student Life at HCHS

 Schoolwide, Holy Cross offers a wide range of fun activities for which the entire student body has an opportunity to participate. Homecoming, with a wide variety of spirit week activities including school dances and pep rallies, concludes our Fall sports season. Each year, Catholic Schools Week begins with the celebration of mass and concludes with a variety of activities that students enjoy. The highlight of Spring activities at Holy Cross is our traditional student and teacher Volleyball tournament. 

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Celebrating our Students

Annapolis visits HCHS

Annapolis visits HCHS

Squad Leader, Mr. Nate Fields visited with Holy Cross students last week to share the opportunities available to students of the Naval Academy. Seniors, Gianna Calciano and Alexandria Carter discussed the application process with Mr. Fields as both young ladies prepare their applications to Annapolis. Best wishes to both as they pursue this most prestigious endeavor!

Julie Mazaleski to perform as the Sugar Plum Fairy

Sugar Plum and Cavalier from the Scranton Civic Ballet Company performance of the Nutcracker.

We would like to invite the Holy Cross community to this year's performance of Miss Helen Gaus' The Nutcracker. Julie Mazaleski, Holy Cross senior will dance as the Sugar Plum Fairy. Show times include Friday, December 14, at 7:30pm and Sunday, December 16 at 2pm. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Scranton Cultural Center box office at 570-344-1111.


Julie has studied dance since age 3 and recently was selected to attend American Ballet Theater Summer Intensive Program in Austin, Texas. Through a competitive audition process Julie was chosen from over 2000 dancers. Please join us in celebrating Julie's beautiful accomplishment!. Also shown here, Wyoming Seminary Upper School junior, Robert Zaloga. 



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