The Academy of the Holy Cross

School Description:

Founded in 1868, Holy Cross prepares girls to feel confident taking academic risks, leading their peers, and standing up for their beliefs. We are guided by our Catholic faith and the mission of the Sisters of the Holy Cross. With a globally focused education, we offer the IB Programme and a rigorous curriculum including Honors, STEM, and AP. In our championship athletics, extensive performing arts, or through 10,000 service hours annually, our girls don’t wait for opportunity, they create it.

At A Glance:

Madeleva Scholars, Sancta Crux Scholars, Gillespie STEM Scholars,
Moreau Options Program, Dual-Credit/Dual Enrollment with Marymount University, International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, Project Lead the Way Engineering program, Senior Project Internship

Principal Name:
Melissa Huey-Burns
Location:
Montgomery County
School Type:
All-Female
School Level:
High School
Student:Staff Ratio:
6:1
Language Classes Offered:
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Sports Offered:
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross Country
  • Dance Team
  • Field Hockey
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming/Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball
Arts Programs Offered:
  • Choir
  • Dance
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Visual Arts
AP Classes Offered:
  • AP Art History
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP Comparative Government and Politics
  • AP Psychology
  • AP United States Government and Politics
  • AP United States History
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Statistics
  • AP Biology
  • AP Physics C: Mechanics
IB Classes Offered:
  • Economics
  • History
  • World Religions
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Design Technology
  • Physics
  • Environmental Systems and Societies
  • Mathematical Studies (SL)
  • Mathematics (SL)
  • Dance
  • Film
  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts
  • French
  • Spanish
Address:
4920 Strathmore Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895
Main School Phone Number:
301-942-2100
Main School Email Address: