Profile of a Graduate
At Holy Cross School, boys from across the New Orleans area come together to begin the process of becoming men. Our students’ backgrounds and interests are as diverse as the neighborhoods from which they come, but all Holy Cross students share our 150-year-old tradition, our unquenchable spirit, and our enduring brotherhood. Our boys become men by learning how to take responsibility, to treat others and themselves with respect, and to make tough decisions and to stand behind them. Their horizons are broadened by a challenging academic program and strong extracurricular opportunities. Their journey brings new responsibilities, a sense of achievement, a heightened sense of respect for others and themselves. Beginning in Pre-kindergarten, our curriculum merges into a strong college preparatory program delivered seamlessly to our students.
In becoming Holy Cross Men, our graduates have successfully…
- Developed the whole man: mind and heart, body and soul.
- Accepted challenges to learn habits of the mind and habits of the heart:
- The competence to see and the courage to act
- To think critically
- To make informed choices
- To take risks
- To own the consequences of their actions
- Found their best expression as service to others accomplished by bringing hope to others
- Become leaders in faith empowered to build a community of the coming kingdom
- Cherished their family legacy and nurtured trustworthy friends and lasting brothers
Holy Cross Class of 2017
In 2016-2017, Holy Cross students took 222 AP course exams and 62% scored 3 or higher, which qualifies them for college credit in that content area.
Students have earned the following AP Distinctions:
- 15 AP Scholars – Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.
- 3 AP Scholars with Honors – Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four of those exams.
- 6 AP Scholars with Distinction – Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five of these exams.