Current 8th Graders Applying to Holy Cross

Current 8th graders must complete an online application to Holy Cross High School and register for a diocesan entrance exam to be considered for admissions. After applying online, families will be able to login to the HCHS Community to track their child’s application. The online HCHS Community allow families parents/guardians to review and submit missing documents needed to complete their application.

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Entrance Exams

All students interested in applying to Holy Cross must also register for a diocesan entrance exam.

NYC Residents

Students living in NYC are expected to register for the Test for Admission into Catholic High Schools (TACHS). This exam will be administered on Saturday November 2, 2018.

Please visit www.tachsinfo.com for more information and to register for the exam.

Nassau County Residents

Students living in Nassau County are expected to register for the Catholic High School Entrance Exam (CHSEE). This exam will be administered by the Diocese of Rockville Center on Saturday October 27, 2018. Please visit www.chsee.org for more information and to register for the exam.

Students should only register for one Diocesan entrance exam

After the Entrance Exam

After the entrance exam, our Admissions Committee must receive the following required items by December 14, 2018:

  • 6th, 7th, and 8th grade report cards
  • NYS ELA and Math assessment or TerraNova results
  • Letters of recommendation to be considered for scholarship or academic grant
  • Any other documentation requested by Holy Cross High School

Students Attending a Brooklyn/Diocesan Parochial School

Students attending a parochial school in the Diocese of Brooklyn/Queens do not need to upload their 6th, 7th, and 8th grade report cards or standardized test results; diocesan elementary schools will provide a completed TACHS Applicant Record with this required information on their students’ behalf.

Parents/Guardians of students applying to Holy Cross are responsible for supplying letters of recommendation, as well as any other requested documentation, such as a student’s IEP or 504 plan.

Students Attending a NYC Public School or Parochial School in the Diocese of Rockville Center

Parents/Guardians of students attending a NYC public school or a parochial school in the Diocese of Rockville Center are responsible for uploading their 6th, 7th, and 8th grade report cards themselves.

After completing an online application, families can login to the HCHS Community and upload any requested documentation needed to complete a student’s application.

Parents/Guardians of students applying to Holy Cross are also responsible for supplying letters of recommendation and any other requested documentation, such as a student’s IEP or 504 plan.

Admissions Decisions

Holy Cross High School will notify families of accepted students on January 16, 2019; please be aware that this is the earliest date a family may be notified of admissions to any catholic high school in the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens.

Decisions will be posted online – families must login to their HCHS Community accounts to review their admissions decisions.

Questions or Concerns?

Our Admissions Department is available to assist families throughout the application and admissions process.

Please contact our Admissions Department by:

Phone:  (718) 886-7250 x 558
Text Message: (718) 309-0589
Email: admissions@holycrosshs.org

Mr. Robert Botero
Director of Admissions

Phone: (718) 886-7250 ext.558
Text: (718) 309-0589

Mrs. Andrea Aloi
Assistant Director of Admissions

Phone: (718) 886-7250 ext.524

Ms. Lisa Sanzo
Admissions Coordinator

Phone: (718) 886-7250 ext.560

Holy Cross High School
26-20 Francis Lewis Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11358
Fax: (718) 886-7257

Email: admissions@holycrosshs.org