501 E Drinker Street, Dunmore, PA 18512, US

P: 570.346.7541 | F: 570.348.1070

A Roman Catholic, private high school located in Dunmore, Pennsylvania

Welcome to Holy Cross High School

Open House

The Administration, Faculty, Parents, and Students of Holy Cross High School thank you for attending our annual Open House held on Sunday, October 27, 2019 from  12PM - 3PM.

If you interested in touring our school, please call us to schedule a private tour.

S.A.T.  scores in the top 1% within 7 counties

Over $19 million in scholarships awarded to the graduating Class of 2019, 

averaging $199, 191 per student.

Faith filled family environment, serving the community with over 

17,000 hours of service performed by our students.

Opportunities for a rich student experience with 17 varsity PIAA sports and over 20 extracurricular activities.

Tuition Assistance Available

Registration Update (COVID-19)

March 25, 2020

Dear Holy Cross Community,

I hope this letter finds everyone well and safe.  As we all know, we are all living through unique and unsettling times, watching news and media reports, hoping for something that we can learn about to have some bit of certitude.  With all that being said, The Diocese of Scranton and Catholic Schools' Office has put together an updated registration/re-registration package for our families to try and ease some of the burden.  The bullet points below will explain the details:

·All families will receive the lower tuition rate for the 2020-2021 school year. 

·Because of the closure of our school buildings, we are extending the registration deadline to April 14.

·If you register between now and April 14, we will waive your $100 registration fee.  Registrations received after April 14 will be billed the $100 fee.

·If you have already registered and paid the $100 fee, you will receive a credit to your 2020-2021 tuition.

·To register, you should have received an email with a link for online registration.  If you did not receive this information or no longer have it, please contact the Mr. Tolerico (btolerico@hchspa.org) AND Mrs. Liuzzo (kliuzzo@hchspa.org) via email.

·Families with tuition accounts not in good standing will be notified after they register that their registrations are not accepted until their account is brought into good standing.

·To apply for financial aid, please do so by the April 15 deadline.  The application can be found at www.dioceseofscranton.org/catholic-schools/apply-for-tuition-assistance/

As I said above, we know there are uncertain times ahead and some families may be impacted financially.  Please do not hesitate to contact me with any tuition concerns as well as Mrs. Alicia Busch ( Alicia-Busch@dioceseofscranton.org), the tuition secretary for our system.  I'm certain we can work together to keep our catholic education and particularly a Holy Cross education a reality for all of our families.


Ben Tolerico,



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Holy Cross High School is a comprehensive diocesan high school offering courses in all levels of study. 

In many cases, transportation to and from school is available through Diocesan and district busing opportunities

Important Dates

 August 26, 2019 – First Day of School for students

October 27, 2019 – Holy Cross Open House; 12pm-3pm 

Call for a private tour if you miss our Open House

November 16, 2019 – Placement Test Date for public school transfer students. Don't forget to schedule a Shadow Day!

Holy Cross System feeder school students will have an opportunity for testing during the school day at their junior high school. 

November 23, 2019 –Placement Test (SNOW DATE)

January 22, 2020  (6pm) –Parent Registration Meeting for incoming Freshmen and transfer students. 

Please be aware that you will need to use the District Code when registering.


Academic Programs

Academic Programs

Academic Programs

Programs include modified college preparatory, college preparatory, and an honors program with Advanced Placement (A.P.) classes.Additionally, Holy Cross offers a range of programs such as the Individual Instruction (II program), Career Technology Center, Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM program.)  


Incoming Freshmen

Academic Programs

Academic Programs

 Incoming freshmen are required to take the High School Placement Test (HSPT) which is used to assist in the proper program placement for the student. This test is given in December to all diocesan 8th grade students. If your student is not attending a diocesan elementary school, or your student did not take the placement test in December, please call the school Guidance Office (570-346-7541) to schedule the test.


Transfer Students

Academic Programs

Transfer Students

Parents requesting a transfer of a student into Holy Cross High School must call the school to schedule an appointment with our vice principal (570-346-7541). A transcript from the present school along with a copy of the student’s latest report card will be required. 

The GooseChase Game


Thanks for playing our Open House GooseChase!

GooseChase is a scavenger hunt game where you can complete missions to earn points before and during our Open House.

Congratulations to our winners:

1st place: $75 Amazon gift card & Friends of the Crusader gear of your choice - Awarded to NMSnikki103 from Nativity Miguel School

2nd & 3rd place winners: $25 Amazon gift card & a HCHS t-shirt

Angmonte4_OLP from Our Lady of Peach School

Lillie SMS from St. Mary of Mount Carmel School

Michelena-SMS from St. Mary of Mount Carmel School

School Wide Participation Winner by percentage of players awarded with a pizza part for your class:

All Saints Academy

 How to Play...

  • Download the app FREE from the Apple store or Google Play store
  • Play as a guest or make a new account
  • Search for our game: HCHS Open House 2019
  • Enter your name (include your school initials after your last name to play with your school)
  • Join our game & start completing missions! 

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Holy Cross High School

501 E Drinker Street, Dunmore, PA 18512, US

(570) 346-7541