Holy Cross School



Visit Holy Cross

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We love to show prospective families around and answer any questions that you may have! Plan to attend an Open House Event or schedule a private tour!

Please contact the school office at 301-949-1699 or email office@hcross.org with any questions.

In the meantime, please visit our virtual campus tour.



Holy Cross School admits students of any race, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students of the school.  The Archdiocese Admissions Non-Discrimination Policy can be found on the website of the Catholic Schools Office of the Archdiocese of Washington:  www.adwcatholicschools.org.     

  • Students entering Pre-Kindergarten 3 must be 3 years old by September 1 and fully toilet trained.

  • Students entering Pre-Kindergarten 4 must be 4 years old by September 1 and fully toilet trained.

  • Students entering Kindergarten must be 5 years old by September 1.

  • Students entering First Grade must be be 6 years old by September 1.

When space in a grade is limited, new students are accepted in the following order of priority: 1) Holy Cross parishioners, 2) Catholics, 3) non-Catholics. Criteria to be considered a parishioner include: registration as members of the parish, regular attendance at Sunday Mass at Holy Cross Church, and an annual stewardship commitment to the parish for your offertory.

At the time of application for enrollment, parents are asked to submit the following items:

  • Birth Certificate

  • Baptismal Certificate (Catholics)

  • Academic records (2 years of report cards & state testing results) for transfer students

  • Non-refundable registration fee

Tuition and Fees


Click here for the 2019-20 tuition schedule.

Significant reductions in tuition can be earned through the Holy Cross School New Student Referral Award Program.

Tuition assistance may be available through the Archdiocese of Washington Tuition Assistance program.

Holy Cross School uses a system called TADS to manage the enrollment and re-enrollment process. 

Archdiocesan Tuition Assistance Programs

The Archdiocese of Washington works hard to keep Catholic education as affordable as possible.  The Archdiocesan Tuition Assistance Program is available for students in grades PreK-12 who are applying to or currently enrolled in Catholic Schools within the Archdiocese of Washington.

All tuition assistance obtained through the archdiocese is based on financial need.  Families must apply each year to receive assistance and need must be demonstrated each year to qualify. Applying for tuition aid has no bearing on whether a student is admitted to a school. 

Each family applying for tuition assistance from the Archdiocese of Washington and/or Holy Cross School is required to complete a TADS Financial Aid form. 

To apply for tuition assistance from the Archdiocese of Washington for the school year, please scroll to the bottom of this screen and click TADS Financial Aid Application. 

We also welcome the Financial Assistance for Catholic Education, Inc.  FACE provides financial assistance for single and widowed parents who show a financial need and have children attending a Catholic elementary school in the United States.  Click on the TADS link to begin the Archdiocese of Washington application.  You will later be directed to FACE’s supplemental application.  You must apply for the Archdiocese of Washington's financial aid in order to apply for aid from FACE.  For more information:  http://www.catholicfa.org/