As the 2021 – 2022 academic year begins, Holy Cross High School completes its mission expansion. For the first time since the historic and most valuable move to co-education in the Fall of 2018, all four grade-levels consist of both young women and young men.
There have been blessings aplenty for our community over these past four years. We have demonstrated an openness which has truly been a two-way experience. Just as older students welcomed new students in the spirit of St. Brother André Bessette, CSC, the first Canonized member of the Congregation of Holy Cross, new students welcomed each other and their new community. In a real sense, everyone has been a trailblazer.
Making a new path, or innovating, or adopting a different direction, requires a deep sense of hope coupled with faith. When our founder, Blessed Fr. Basil Moreau, CSC, envisioned a symbol to best characterize the Congregation of Holy Cross, he adopted the Cross and Anchor that you see throughout this Website and in our publications. Beneath the symbol Moreau inscribed, “Ave Crux, Spes Unica.” Throughout history, even before Christianity, the anchor has been used to represent hope. In fact, in Hebrews 6:19 the anchor is used to represent both “hope” and a “fresh start.” The image of the cross, symbolizing our Catholic faith, sits atop the anchor of hope. “Ave Crux, Spes Unica … Hail the Cross, Our Ultimate Hope.”
Thank you for taking the time to visit the Holy Cross High School Website. It would be my pleasure to welcome you to campus to experience for yourself our hope-filled and special place.
Ave Crux, Spes Unica,
Mike Truesdell, President