Our Mission Statement
At Holy Cross Academy, we are guided by our Catholic Faith as we dedicate ourselves to:


  • Create an atmosphere of prayer and reliance on our heavenly Father;

  • Spread the message of Jesus in our families and our community by treating all persons with respect and showing reverence for the gift of God in each one;

  • Build up our Spirit-filled faith community within Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parish;

  • Serve the needy in our local community and in the Missions through an awareness of our global responsibility to all humanity;


  • Develop the whole child: spiritually, emotionally, academically and physically;

  • Promote academic excellence by challenging all our students to recognize their gifts and fulfill their God-given potential.


Holy Cross Academy is a Catholic elementary school in the Diocese of Arlington, which serves the educational needs of children of varying intellectual abilities within the parish of Saint Mary from preschool through the eighth grade. It is under the direction of Dr. Stephen Fry and Fr. Mosimann and is staffed by a faculty of lay teachers who “create for the school community an atmosphere enlivened by the Gospel spirit of freedom and charity” in which each child grows and learns in a climate of mutual respect, charity, gentleness and integrity, according to the spirit of our Catholic Faith.