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Holy Cross School (PK-8)

Holy Cross School

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121 N Quincy Ave
Kansas City, MO 64123
816-231-8874 Visit School Website

School Leader(s)

Barbara Deane, Principal
  • Tuition
  • Availability for 2021-2022
  • NO Transportation provided
  • Before and After-Care Available

Quick Facts

Our Mission

The mission of Holy Cross School is to provide a supportive, Catholic and Christ-centered environment with a rigorous and comprehensive academic curriculum for all.

Points of Pride

  • Holy Cross School provides a supportive, Catholic and Christ-centered environment with a rigorous, comprehensive academic curriculum for all.
  • We offer a liberal arts curriculum that emphasizes spiritual and moral development, service to the community and critical thinking skills.
  • Our students achieve success through small class sizes, individualized attention and a close knit community. At Holy Cross, our students are not only smart and successful, they are also wise and good.

School Hours

  • School Hours: 8:00 am - 3:20 pm
  • Before Care Hours Start: 6:30 am
  • After Care Hours End: 6:00 pm

School Details

  • Year Established: 1909
  • Total Enrollment: 175
  • Affiliation: Faith-based
  • Religious Affiliation: Catholic
  • School Type: Faith-based Private-Preschool

Feeder Schools

  • High School: Rockhurst, St. Teresa’s Academy, St. Pius X High School, Notre Dame de Sion, Cristo Rey


  • Tuition Amount:

Our Demographics


Receive Special Ed Services


English Language Learners

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Programs and Features

Specialized Programs

  • Religious

Arts Programs

  • Visual Arts
  • Vocal Music

Sports Programs

  • Basketball (Boys)
  • Basketball (Girls)
  • Cross Country (Boys)
  • Cross Country (Girls)
  • Soccer (Boys)
  • Soccer (Girls)
  • Track and Field (Boys)
  • Track and Field (Girls)
  • Volleyball (Girls)

Clubs + Activities

  • Student Government

Family Engagement

  • Classroom Volunteers
  • Evening Family Events
  • Family Appreciation Events
  • Field Trip Chaperone
  • Parent Communication App
  • Parent Education Programs
  • Parent-Teacher Association
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Schoolwide Volunteers
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Application Process

Application Details

Although many schools have application deadlines, most continue to accept applications for available seats on an ongoing basis.

How to Apply

Online @ www.hcskcmo.org 


Please call the school at 816-231-8874 for additional enrollment information.

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Student Performance

Standardized Test Results


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Why It Matters

Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) tests are scored (or graded) according to four achievement levels: Below Basic, Basic, Proficient, and Advanced. The number shown here is the percentage of students who scored Proficient or Advanced. When comparing scores between years, please remember that the test Missouri gives has changed several times.

Please note that private schools are not required to participate in these exams.

In 2019, the average English score in Missouri was 48.7%; the average Math score was 41.9%, source

Attendance Rate 90/90


Why It Matters

Schools strive to have at least 90% of their students achieve a 90% attendance rate because kids learn best when they’re in school.

In 2019, 87.3% of Missouri students were in attendance at least 90% of the time, source.

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Parent Perspective


Graciela Cabrera, Holy Cross Parent

My family has been a part of the Holy Cross Catholic School family since 2009. Holy Cross goes beyond the standards of reading, writing and math; it is an education that takes into consideration the whole development of the whole child  

Parental involvement is what sets Holy Cross apart from other schools. We meet other parents in kindergarten and a friendship is forged that continues till graduation and beyond. We work together so that our children get the best education possible both in and out of the classroom  

My children love going to school, feel trust in their teachers, enjoy being with classmates in and out of school, and genuinely feel loved by the entire faculty and staff Holy Cross. As a parent, I am grateful for the dedication that all the teachers give my children. I would recommend Holy Cross Catholic School as a place where any child the best education ever.

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