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History, Philosophy & Mission

Holy Cross High School was founded in 1984. Preceded by the all female Angela Merici High School and the all male Bishop David High School, Holy Cross joins the best of these traditions in a Catholic Coeducational high school, the only one of its kind in Jefferson County. The school occupies twenty-three acres of land at 5144 Dixie Highway in southwest Jefferson County. The school building contains classrooms, a fully equipped computer lab, a word processing center, a media classroom, administrative offices, locker rooms for both men and women, an art room, three science labs, a full library/media center, and guidance area. The main building also houses a cafeteria, gymnasium and a chapel. Tennis courts, a field house equipped with weight training facilities and locker space, a softball/baseball complex, a football field, and a track complete the present campus.
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.
Holy Cross High School, in the tradition of Angela Merici and Bishop David and sponsored by the Archdiocese of Louisville, is a Catholic college preparatory school committed to spiritual, academic, social, physical and emotional growth for every student. Together, young men and women from diverse backgrounds are prepared to become faith-filled, visionary, and inspirational leaders in service to their community, the Church, and the world, now and in the future.