Current 8th Graders Applying to 9th-Grade for the 2024-2025 Academic Year
Current 8th graders must complete an online application to Holy Cross High School. All students applying to Holy Cross were expected to take the TACHS (Test for Admissions to Catholic High Schools) in November. If your child did not take the TACHS, he or she may still be considered for admissions to Holy Cross, but is ineligible for scholarship consideration.
Applications will be reviewed within 2 business days. After an application has been reviewed, families will be able to log into the admissions portal to track their child’s application. The admissions portal also allows families to review and submit missing documents needed to complete their child’s application.
Applications for the 2024-2025 school year will be available on August 21, 2023.
Important Dates and Deadlines:
August 21, 2023 – Holy Cross High School’s 9th-grade application for the 2023-2024 school year is available
August 21, 2023 – TACHS registration begins
October 6, 2023 – Deadline for submitting request and documentation to the Diocese for extended time on TACHS
October 26, 2023 – Deadline for registering for TACHS Exam
November 4, 2023 – Deadline for submitting Holy Cross online application
November 4, 2023 – TACHS Administration
December 13, 2023 – Deadline for all report cards and requested documents to be submitted to Holy Cross
January 10, 2024 – Earliest release of admissions decisions
After students take the TACHS, families of students attending a public, charter, or private (non-diocesan) school must upload the following required items to the Admissions Portal by December 13, 2023:
- 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade report cards
- NYS ELA and Math assessment or TerraNova results
- Letters of recommendation required for scholarship consideration
- Any other documentation requested by Holy Cross High School
ANY RECORDS NOT UPLOADED TO THE ADMISSIONS PORTAL WILL NOT BE REVIEWED
Students Attending a Brooklyn/Diocesan Parochial School
Students attending a parochial school in the Diocese of Brooklyn/Queens that took the TACHS 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 student’s behalf to Holy Cross.
However, parents/guardians are responsible for uploading letters of recommendation, as well as any other requested documentation, such as a student’s IEP or 504 plan, to the Admissions Portal.
Students Attending an NYC Public School or Parochial School in the Diocese of Rockville Centre
Parents/Guardians of students attending an NYC public school or a parochial school in the Diocese of Rockville Centre are responsible for uploading their 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade report cards to the Admissions Portal.
After an online application has been reviewed by a member of the Admissions Department, families can log in to the Admissions Portal 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.
Holy Cross High School will share admissions decisions on January 10, 2024; please be aware that this is the earliest date a family may be notified of admissions by any catholic high school.
Decisions will be available online – families must log in to the Admissions Portal to review their child’s admissions decision.
Students interested in transferring to Holy Cross from another high school must submit an online application. Please be aware that applications for admissions in senior year are rarely considered.
Applications will be reviewed within 2 business days. After an application has been reviewed, families can log into the admissions portal to track their child’s application. The admissions portal also allows families to review and submit missing documents needed to complete their child’s application.
After all required documents have been uploaded to the admissions portal and carefully reviewed by our Admissions Committee, the Admissions Department will contact the families of qualified candidates to schedule a required admissions interview.
Questions or Concerns?
Our Admissions Department is available to assist families throughout the application and admissions process.
Please contact our Admissions Department:
Robert P. Botero ’00
Assistant Vice President – Admissions
Phone: (718) 886-7250 x 558
Text Message: (631) 392-8285
Director of Admissions
Phone: (718) 886-7250 x 524
Text Message: (631) 600-3346
Lisa Sanzo Cerbone
Assistant Director of Admissions
Phone: (718) 886-7250 x 560
Text Message: (786) 474-4629