Holy Cross High School embraces the goal of developing the intellectual, spiritual, social, and physical growth of adolescents within an environment reflective of the teaching of Christ. Holy Cross, as a Catholic institution, is guided by the belief in each individual's worth as a child of God. A primary focus, therefore is the cultivation of formal religious formation coupled with the propagation of Christian moral and spiritual values. Holy Cross, as an academic institution, seeks to provide challenging and stimulating academic opportunities commensurate with the individual student's abilities and interests. The academic requirements and curriculum offerings reflect a strong belief in a general liberal education as being the best preparation for either further academic study or direct entry into society's work force.