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Welcome to Holy Cross Catholic School in the Mt. Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia! Our primary purpose is to provide a Catholic Christian education in an atmosphere where living and learning are fully integrated with Gospel values. We strive to develop and share the unique talents and gifts of all members of our school community for the praise of God and in service to God's people.

Mission Statement:
Holy Cross School is a faith-centered Catholic community offering an excellent academic program which is rooted in Gospel values. Students are empowered to do their best to learn and to apply their knowledge, religious values, and God given talents to meet the challenges of a morally complex 21st century.

If you do not have a church where you worship regularly, you are always welcome at Holy Cross and Saint Madeleine Sophie. Mass is celebrated Saturdays at 5pm and Sundays at 11am at Holy Cross Church and on Sundays at 9am at Saint Madeleine Sophie Church (6440 Greene Street).

Message from the Principal

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We now have a new website. Please visit it at This teacherweb site will no longer be updated. The teachers' individual webpages will remain the same.

The first part of the work that needs to be done to replace the boiler is finished and the steam pipe has been replaced. The new boiler should be delivered and installed within the next month. The new system will be more energy efficient and should keep the building warmer over the winter.
Mr. Bryan Werner


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New Holy Cross Website
Please click the link to view our new website! All of the teachers' websites will remain the same. We only have a new site for the school. This website will no longer be updated and all information will be on our new site!

Welcome Back to School!
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Please click the link to read an important back to school letter and to view the school year calendar!

Congratulations to Danielle!
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Congratulations to Danielle who won the Connelly Scholarship for high school!

Students enjoyed The Respect Program
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Students in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades learned a lot during The Respect Program!

Holy Cross on the News!
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Holy Cross students talked about the newly elected Pope on NBC 10 news!

Scholarship Opportunity
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There is a great scholarship opportunity available for the next school year. You can apply at which is linked above. Click on the blue box for Financial Aide Assessment. If you have not applied yet, you still have the opportunity to do so. It is an on-going process and the website is user friendly.

Tambonito visited Holy Cross!
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Thanks to the Connelly Foundation, students enjoyed a performance by Tambonito, a Brazilian group and dancers!



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AMLA Assembly The Roots of Puerto Rican Music 9am


Home and School Meeting 6:15pm


Field Trip for Grades 2-8
Market Day orders due


8th Grade Visitation Day
Orders and Payment due for Bingo Pizza Night


Market Day Pick Up 4:30-5:30pm


Home and School Bingo Pizza Night 6-9pm


Dress Down Day for Bingo Pizza Night Participants


Noon Dismissal - Faculty Meeting - No Aftercare


No School - Happy Thanksgiving!


No School - Thanksgiving Holiday

Holy Cross Catholic School 144 E. Mt. Airy Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19119 215-242-0414 Fax: 215-621-6805