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Mission & Purpose

Holy Cross School is an independent, Catholic, college preparatory middle and high school founded in 1849 by the Congregation of Holy Cross to educate young men from metropolitan New Orleans. Holy Cross is fully accredited by the Louisiana State Department of Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools as a college preparatory school for boys in grades 5-12. Father Basil Moreau, Founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross, stated our mission:

"We can state in a word the kind of teaching we wish to impart. We do not want our students to be ignorant of anything they should know. To this end, we shall avoid no sacrifice. We shall always place education side by side with instruction; the mind will not be cultivated at the expense of the heart. While we prepare useful citizens for society, we shall likewise do our utmost to prepare citizens for eternal life"

- Father Basil Moreau
Founder, Congregation of Holy Cross




The Shared Values of Holy Cross


A Holy Cross education is a process which...

  • Engages the whole man: mind and heart, body and soul
  • Challenges a young man 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 his actions
  • Finds its best expression as service to others rendered by men with hope to bring
  • Is guided by educators in the faith - Parents, Faculty, Staff, and Directors - empowered to build a community of the coming kingdom
  • Rooted in a family legacy, which nurtures trustworthy friends and lasting brothers
  • Looking ahead, we see a school that is:
    • Regarded as one of the most unique in metropolitan New Orleans
    • Willing to continually renew itself by seeking new ways to articulate these shared values through a sequential curriculum and a comprehensive activity program
    • Known for the quality of parental participation
    • Defining success in terms of the useful lives of its alumni


Holy Cross School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its policies.