ABOUT HOLY CROSS ACADEMY
Welcome to Holy Cross Academy
Welcome to Holy Cross Academy and Holy Cross Academy Preschool. We are a Catholic elementary school of the Diocese of Arlington, serving St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parish in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Thank you for visiting Holy Cross Academy’s website. For many families, connecting with our website is their first step towards joining the HCA family. You will find that Holy Cross Academy prepares our graduates to be young men and women of character armed with the academic preparation and strong faith formation ready for success in high school and beyond (I am the proud parent of a Holy Cross Academy graduate). HCA graduates go on to attend a variety of Catholic, public, and private high schools throughout the Fredericksburg area. I pray that our website urges you to take the next step by visiting our campus to see firsthand what makes Holy Cross Academy such a special environment.
Holy Cross Academy is the parish school for St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in downtown Fredericksburg. Although our campuses are separated by five miles, we are linked in helping our students to follow in the footsteps of Christ. Like St. Mary’s you will find HCA to be a vibrant faith community with many events and activities to engage our families.
I am proud of steady growth of technology use on campus during my time at Holy Cross Academy. Our teachers have grown more comfortable with their Active Panel in their classroom that they use interactively with their students. We have purchased additional curricular resources that have online components and allow for home and school access for resources. We added Go Guardian software to faculty computers that help them teach their students to make good choices with technology. We also completed our third year of our one-to-one Chromebook program in middle school, which has shown growth each year.
This year, we are adding Virtues in Practice, developed by the Nashville Dominican Sisters, to our already robust religion program. Virtues in Practice focuses on one virtue per month that teachers focus on with their students. Students are taught about saints each month who exemplify the virtue that they are studying. This focus on virtues reinforces lessons from our daily religion class, lessons from our parish priests, weekly school Mass, and weekly prayer of the Rosary.
The halls of Holy Cross Academy will be ringing again with the sound of music. Mrs. Maryrosa Ramos-Burgos is relocating to our area from California to lead our performing arts program. Mrs. Ramos-Burgos has nearly twenty years of experience leading music and drama programs in elementary schools. We cannot wait to see the influence she has on our school and how she will get our students excited about music and drama.
Thank you again for visiting our website. I look forward to meeting you on campus soon.
Stephen M. Fry, Ed. D.
Holy Cross Academy