ABOUT HOLY CROSS ACADEMY
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.
Dear Holy Cross Academy Community,
I equate learning a new school culture to trying to drink water from a fire hose. The sheer volume is completely overwhelming, but you are fulfilled in the process taking in all that you need rapidly. The faculty and staff of Holy Cross Academy have been wonderfully giving of their time this summer meeting with me individually to help me learn about what makes HCA such a vibrant, caring faith community. We are blessed to have nearly all of our faculty returning for the 2019-2020 school year. We are so fortunate to be returning such a talented, experienced, faith-filled group of educators to lead our children. I feel like a coach who has just been blessed with a roster filled with all stars!
In the coming weeks, I look forward to beginning to reach out to every Holy Cross Academy parent over the phone to introduce myself and express how excited I am to be part of the HCA family. I would also like to extend an invitation for families to stop in to meet with me if there is anything you would like to discuss about the upcoming school year. I look forward to many opportunities to meet parents and students before the school year begins.
We continue making preparations for the implementation of the 6th grade Chromebook pilot program. Students in the 6th grade will be required to bring to school each day a Chromebook that will be integrated into their classroom learning. Teachers have been trained to help students use this important tool to enhance their opportunities to express their learning, conduct research, and create presentations and projects. After measuring the success of the program throughout the year, our goal is to expand the Chromebook program to middle schoolers in 2020-2021.
One of the things I’m most looking forward to this year and a huge factor in me choosing to become the new principal at Holy Cross Academy is the education I know my 3rd grade son, Troy, and 7th grade daughter, Helena, will receive at HCA. I’m blessed to have my two youngest children attend the school and benefit from the outstanding educational and faith preparation I know they will receive.
I look forward to continuing to absorb the culture of Holy Cross Academy as I prepare for the coming school year. I feel blessed that my family and I are part of the HCA family and look forward to meeting everyone in the coming weeks and months ahead.
May God bless our school and guide our educational program.
Stephen M. Fry, Ed. D
Holy Cross Academy