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.
All students interested in applying to Holy Cross must also register for a diocesan entrance exam.
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 9, 2019.
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 26, 2019. 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 17, 2019:
- 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 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 notify families of accepted students on January 15, 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 Admissions Portal 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