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

PMEA District Chorus

 Congratulations to Will Craig, Eric Dixon, Lauren Hegedus, Leslie O’Connor, and Caroline Shaffern on their acceptance to the PMEA District 9 Chorus Festival, and to Hunter Krieg on being named an alternate. Special congratulations to Leslie on placing first in her section. Great job, Crusaders! 

Student Council Induction Mass

 Congratulations to our Student Council who held their induction mass recently. Shown here with moderator, Mrs. Lori Pawluck are seniors, Kirsten VanLouvender (Secretary,) Elizabeth Arbie (Treasurer, ) Nicholas Klein ( President,) and Gianna Calciano (Vice President.) We will you well in your current term in student government!

Andrew Healey wins State Medal

Congratulations to all the District Finalists who ran in the State Cross Country Meet this past weekend. A special congratulations out to Andrew Healey who placed 2nd in the state with a time of 16:50!!  


Beauty and the Beast

Join us on

Friday November 16

& Saturday, Novemer 17, 2018 - 7pm

for Holy Cross' performance of Beauty and the Beast!

Purchase tickets in advance by calling Holy Cross HS at 570-346-7541. Some tickets are available at the door, but seating will be limited.

Holy Cross student section

Holy Cross Placement Test

Holy Cross Placement Exam 

for students not enrolled in a 

Holy Cross System Elementary School

Saturday,  December 8, 2018 

Registration begins at 8am, exam begins at 8:30am

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