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40 Rumson Road
Rumson, New Jersey 07760
United States
Holy Cross Academy
Rumson, New Jersey
Holy Cross Academy is rooted in the Gospel message of Jesus Christ and the truths of the Catholic Church. Its primary purpose is passing on the Catholic faith to the next generation through direct instruction, liturgical participation, service projects, and personal witness. Catholic identity and teachings are infused into all aspects of school life.  Daily prayer, frequent celebration of the Eucharist, Eucharistic Adoration and the sacrament of Reconciliation build the foundation for a lifelong practice of the Catholic faith. Study of Scripture, the Saints and the Virtues help our students form a Catholic conscience, as well as responsible decision-making and conflict-resolution skills.
Holy Cross Academy recognizes the curriculum guidelines established by the Diocese of Trenton Department of Catholic Schools. Within this framework, curriculum, materials and instruction are evaluated on an on-going basis, in order to provide a dynamic and challenging learning environment for every level of development, Preschool through Grade 8. Teachers are committed to individualized instruction for every student and fostering partnerships with parents to help each child achieve his or her personal goals.
Ours is a supportive community of parents, students, teachers, administrators, pastor and parish, all working together for the good of our students, the health of our families, and the Catholic community of Holy Cross Parish. Communication is facilitated by a close working relationship among parish and school administrations and school governing bodies including the Board of Delegated Responsibilities and the Parent Teacher Association. The Diocese of Trenton provides guidance and governance to the community as a whole.
As a Catholic school, we believe that every person is created in God’s image; therefore every student is nurtured and cherished as a child of God. Holy Cross Academy seeks to educate the whole child, mind, body, and spirit, so that each child may develop a rich relationship with God and fully discover the person God created him or her to be. It is our prayer that our graduates not only forge a path close to Jesus, but that by their example, they may be a beacon for others to do the same.

Mission Statement
The mission of Holy Cross Academy is to educate the next generation of Catholic leaders with Christ’s love and teachings as our guide. We are dedicated to providing a challenging and dynamic learning environment, in which students grow intellectually, spiritually, and physically, so that they may fully discover the persons God created them to be.

Vision Statement
Every child at Holy Cross is called to…
-have a prayerful relationship with God.
-live his or her religious values.
-develop a positive self-image.
-make responsible choices by respecting themselves, others, and -authority. be ongoing forgivers and resolve conflicts peacefully.
-forgive others as Jesus does and resolve conflicts peacefully.
-participate in service projects for others and the community.
-respect all creation as God’s gift.
-celebrate learning through curiosity, questioning, and discovery.
-share our vision with others.

Holy Cross Academy is a recognized and awarded Catholic private school located in Monmouth County, NJ. Our historic, recently renovated facilities host 250 students on beautiful, green grounds that are steps from the sea.  The academy is an integral part of Holy Cross Parish.

Holy Cross Academy is an ICLE Member School.


Holy Cross Academy is an ICLE Premier Member School.