Welcome to Holy Cross Academy

Welcome to Holy Cross Academy and St. Mary Preschool. We are a Catholic elementary school of the Diocese of Arlington, serving St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parish in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Our school is under the direction of the Oblate Sisters of Saint Francis de Sales and is staffed by an exceptional faculty of religious and lay teachers, as well as dedicated support staff.

As you get to know us, you will see that we are pledged to:

Creating a faith community based on the Gospel of Jesus;

Working with you to educate your children and to guide them as they attain their fullest potential;

Achieving academic and personal excellence at every level;

Maintaining a well-rounded curriculum to meet each child’s needs, and

Serving the wider community in imitation of Christ, our Lord.
“It is love that gives value to all our labors; it is not by the greatness or the multiplicity of our works that we please God but by the love with which we do them.” ~ Saint Francis de Sales

Sr. Susan Louise Eder, OSFS Principal


Holy Cross Academy is accredited by the Virginia Catholic Education Association whose accreditation process has been approved by the Virginia Council for Private Education as authorized by the Virginia State Board of Education.

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Friday, August 28
School Office Closed for Mrs. James' Funeral
7pm - PTO social welcoming new parents

Monday, August 31
First Day of School
8:20am - Welcome for Parents in FBH
10am - Commitment Mass

Tuesday, September 1
Kindergarten 1/2 day orientation for last names beginning with A - HA
3:30pm - Girls Field Hockey tryouts
7pm - Middle school parent meeting

Wednesday, September 2
Kindergarten 1/2 day orientation for last names beginning with HE - Z
3:30pm - Girls Volleyball tryouts
3:30pm - Girls Field Hockey tryouts

Thursday, September 3
Preschool Open House
3:30pm - Girls Volleyball tryouts
3:30pm - Boys Soccer tryouts
7pm - Elementary parent meeting

Friday, September 4
Preschool Open House
3:30pm - Boys soccer tryouts

Monday, September 7

Tuesday, September 8
3:20pm - Drama auditions

Wednesday, September 9
3:20pm - Drama auditions

Thursday, September 10
3:20pm - Drama auditions
4pm - Girls VB home game


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Holy Cross Academy    250 Stafford Lakes Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA 22406    Phone: (540) 286-1600    Fax: (540) 286-1625
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