Middle States Accreditation

Flushing, Queens, New York — Holy Cross High School is pleased to announce that its full accreditation through the Middle States Association has been recommended for renewal!

Holy Cross extends gratitude to the Middle States Visiting Team for the time they spent this past week and for their work with the Holy Cross faculty, staff, administration and families. As part of their visit summary, the Middle States Visiting Team shared their perspective of Holy Cross teachers and administration, stating:

“Within the school building, the faculty and administration are willing to go the extra mile to provide help and support for the students, and many testified to the ways in which teachers are available to provide help before and after school, administrators provide strong support for teachers, and all are open to communication from those over whom they have charge.”

In terms of the school’s commitment to academic excellence, the Middle States Visiting Team shared:

“New electives are added to the list of student offerings on a regular basis, allowing the school to address specific interests and needs. These are supplemented by fruitful cooperation with local universities and hospitals, which provide dual-credit courses and research opportunities, in addition to more than a dozen Advanced Placement courses that are offered in-house.”

Mr. Ed Burns ‘84, Principal of Holy Cross High School said,

“We are grateful to all of our faculty, staff, students, and parents who were part of our review process; this accomplishment would not have been possible without their effort and participation. Our accreditation is a testament to the successful Mission of our school, and we look forward to continuing to educate the hearts and minds of young men and women as we welcome our first co-educational class this upcoming September.”

Holy Cross High School, a Catholic college preparatory school in Queens, New York, educates the hearts and minds of young people following the educational and spiritual vision of Blessed Father Basil Moreau, founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross.

Holy Cross embraces students who reflect social and economic diversity. The school strives to instill within each student a desire to identify and fully develop God-given talents while pursuing excellence in all endeavors.

Holy Cross’ varied academic programs and activities nurture and promote spiritual, intellectual, creative, social and psychological growth and development. As Blessed Father Basil Moreau, C.S.C. wrote in 1856, “Education is the art of helping young people to completeness.”

Holy Cross Middle State Coordinators: Mr. Blaine Palmer,  World Languages ; Mrs. Cathy Kenny,  Science Department Chairperson ; the Middle States Visiting Team:  Mr. James Palmieri, Ms. Jennifer Pla, Mr. Robert Walton, Karyn Cernera-Bush, Ph.D., Mr. Joseph Wilson; Mr. Edward Burns ’84,  Principal ; Mr. Mike Truesdell,  President ; Mr. Jimmy Conboy ’83,  Vice President

For additional information, please contact Mr. James M. Conboy ’83, VP of Institutional Advancement, (718) 886-7250; jconboy@holycrosshs.org

Hall of Fame

It was a great evening as we honored this year’s honorees at our Hall of Fame Induction and Dinner on November 11, 2017 at Immaculate Conception Center in Douglaston.

Holy Cross High School Fall Store

The Holy Cross Fall Flash store from Metro Team Outfitters is open now until midnight on Sunday, November 26th. This is where you can purchase Holy Cross custom branded Under Armour apparel.
Under Armour Quarter Zips- both the Qualifier and Locker styles- are dress code approved for school.  
There are plenty of Men’s and Women’s styles to choose from!
All orders will ship directly to the purchaser once the store closes. If you have any questions,  contact the Main Office at extension 510.

HCHS Advances To Play-Offs

West Islip, New York – Holy Cross High School advanced to the play-offs by handing St. John the Baptist High School Cougars a 27 to 7 gridiron defeat.

Pictured below is Ms. Marcia Ward, the Mom of Justin Felder #24 as she exhorted the Holy Cross faithful in cheering her son and the team following the second TD of the afternoon.

Go Knights!


Aviation Field, New York – Holy Cross High School handed Xavier High School a gridiron defeat by a single touchdown: 14 to 7.

When Myles Taitt-Cooper (#21) scored on the second play of the game with an 80 plus yard run from scrimmage, Justin Felder’s (#24) Mom exclaimed that she taught Myles just like she taught Justin. They each scored TDs on long runs. In fact, Justin’s Mom claimed Myles as her son from another mother.

Go Knights!


Flushing, Queens, New York – Mr. Keith Goggin ’92, Athletic Director, announced today the appointment of Mr. Eric Brooks as Holy Cross High School Varsity Basketball Coach. Mr. Brooks has served for the last four years as Assistant Coach alongside Mr. Terry Tarpey ’83. Mr. Tarpey recently announced his decision to step away from coaching in order to focus his attention on his senior leadership role at HCHS as the school expands its mission to co-education.

Coach Brooks recalls fondly his own high school varsity basketball days when he helped his alma mater, Christ the King High School, to multiple wins over Holy Cross. From Christ the King Mr. Brooks attended Fordham University where he played NCAA Division 1 basketball and graduated in 1987. Mr. Brooks has built a distinguished career in coaching and classroom leadership. He brings great communication skills to the position.

Pictured from left to right are Mr. Terry Tarpey ’83, Mr. Eric Brooks, and Mr. Keith Goggin ’92.

The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus – Monday, October 2nd

Flushing, Queens, New York – The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, along with Councilman Vallone, made a stop at Holy Cross High School on Monday, October 2nd.  Members of our school band had an opportunity to enjoy a full day of learning how to make music and produce videos with the Lennon crew.   With the state-of-the-art technology our students were able to work with the newest equipment in their workshop.

“I was very impressed by the facilities and staff aboard the tour bus, and it was a wonderful experience for our students to compose, perform, and record in a collaborative, professional setting.  The tour bus professionals were kind, passionate, generous, and open-minded, and the students responded with extraordinary creativity.  It was a day these young men will not soon forget.”  Mr. Mulzet, Music.
The tour bus is a one-of-a-kind mobile music recording studio and production facility and we are very grateful our students at Holy Cross High School had the opportunity to participate in high-tech, digital media demonstrations.