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Holy Cross High School

Private | 9-12 | 886 students

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $550,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,580.

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Posted March 17, 2014

I have a son who is a junior at Holy Cross high school and another going in this coming September as a Freshman. I clove this school and so do my children, they could have gone to other catholic high schools that they were accepted to but chose Holy Cross. They are allowed to be boys and come out being respectful, responsible Holy Cross men! The traditions and teachings are wonderful and stick with you a lifetime. For those parents that complain about no PTA you are mistaken it is called the Mother's Guild and Fathers Club, where fundraisers are done, guest speakers and meetings. We are not like public schools and do need to get funding from the families within the school and outside businesses, but that's ALL Catholic schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2013

My son is currently a freshman and he had reservations because it was an all boys school. Just a few weeks into the school year he is happy we chose Holy Cross HS. He has made friends in all the grades, the teachers are respectful and he feels very safe going to and from school. In September, after the parent orientation, I felt my son would be getting a well rounded education and that he would get the help he needed if he had trouble in one of the subjects. I also like their Edline system which allows a parent to know what is going on in school, classwork, projects due etc. It is a means of communication between each of your child's teachers. What I like the most is the discipline that each of these students learn and make part of their lives because, in addition to their education, the discipline learned in school will remain with them as adults.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2013

My son is a freshman at Holy Cross HS and he has enjoyed his experience at . There is no doubt that my son will get a quality education. Very happy we chose Holy Cross to be the school my son gets his education from.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2013

My son came from the public school system and he is currently a freshman at Holy Cross HS. It is the best choice we could've made for my son's education. Recently after going to a parent orientation, I got a chance to see a typical day that my son has where we were able to meet the teachers, other staff and students. I must say everyone was very courteous and we were given information about their school work, what is expected from each student. We were also given accounts to Edline which is a wonderful way to stay on top of your child's work and it is also the best way to communicate with the teachers. I wish I had another son so he could attend this school as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2013

My son is a Freshman...and so far I think Holy Cross H.S., is a great school. The faculty is amazing, so helpful even when you call on the phone, you can always hear a smile in their voice...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2013

My son just graduated from Holy Cross, and I can't say enough! He loved this school and created such a bond with his classmates! Yes he was on the football team, but he was friends with everyone! It is truly a blessing when your child loves going to school! My son took three buses, everyday, to get to Holy Cross, and he didn't mind! The key is for the boys to get involved! Band, sports, Campus Ministry, TV production, anything! My son walked into Holy Cross a shy Freshmen and graduated, a kind, caring, intelligent, respectful, young man! A true Holy Cross man, which you can clearly see, any given day! I am so thankful for all the faculty and staff, who helped my son , especially when he lost his uncle! Holy Cross was there when he was vulnerable and really sad! I will forever be greatful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2013

My son hates this school. If you are on the football or basketball team there's plenty to do but if you are just an average nonathletic kid, then social events don't even exist. They make all these promises about how they have all these social things for the boys to do that include girls but they don't. One dance in the beginning of ninth grade. One. And none after that. What's the point of having a sister school? St. Francis Prep. Your child will be fine. The rumors there are over the top. I wish I had picked there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2010

This is one of the best Catholic High School in the Northeast! The Principal is outstanding and the staff is professional and caring. The school atmosphere radiates learning and enjoyment. I am a proud parent of two HCHS students who received an exceptional education. Our family misses the experiences in such a fine school. It is money well spent!
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Posted October 21, 2009

My son has just started Holy Cross and we love it!!! My son just loves going to school. It is a great thing when a child loves going to school. I love how the school gets parents so involved and keep us up-to-date with everything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2009

My son graduated from Holy Cross in 2007. The school is an excellent environment to help mold young men to become responsible adults. The curriculum is outstanding, the teachers and staff are very accomodating. Your son will not 'get lost' in this school. Discipline is strictly enforced! Mr. G. is great!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2006

Holy Cross High School has been great for my son as well as myself. After he finished 8th grade I had no clue where to send him. Holy Cross came to mind,and thank God it did. He is dong well and has adjusted wonderfully to the school. Three cheers for Mr.G as well as Mr.Forte, a guidance counselor. Any complaints or problems and they dont skip a beat to help. My son is thriving, enjoying his school experience but more importantly he is getting a top notch education that is second to none.Holy Cross is definitely worth the money spent.You wont regret it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2005

The school is a truly wonderful place. My son hated school before going to holy cross. The enviroment is strict but caring. I highly recomend this school.
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Posted August 26, 2003

My son is a graduate of the class of 2003. Prior to attending Holy Cross my son was a uninspired student, he didnt care one way or the other about school. Holy Cross was a positive experience for him, the teachers and staff were supportive and experienced. My son loved this school and never missed a day. Mr. G the principal runs a tight ship that provides a safe enviorment. It was worth any sacrifice made so my son could attend this school.
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Posted August 25, 2003

My four son's Maurice, Hickman , Michael and Anthony have learned a great deal while attending Holy Cross High School of Flushing. This school gave them a great opportunity to excel in their school progress and Iam greatly satisfied. I Highly reccommended those to attend Holy Cross for recognition in the extra-curricular activity Basketball.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

Great School all around
—Submitted by a former student


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  • Joseph Giannuzzi
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26-20 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Queens, NY 11358
Phone: (718) 886-7250

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