School Profile


Holy Cross High School is fully accredited through AdvancED – SACS and the Kentucky Non-Public School Commission receiving a full five year certification through 2018.

Holy Cross High School offers a unique curriculum structure with its layered curriculum that helps to take advantage of academic strengths and build on areas of weakness.

Holy Cross High School offers ten dual credit courses. These courses and the instructors are certified by the colleges and universities.

Holy Cross was the first Catholic high school to start a program to serve students with learning disabilities. Our Academic Enhancement Program has been given numerous awards for its efforts on behalf of students with special learning needs. Our program is widely regarded as the best program among the Catholic high schools.

The school was recognized by Cincinnati Magazine as one of the Best Private High Schools in Greater Cincinnati.


315    Students in grades 9 through 12 from

17      Different elementary schools and parishes

4        Students are from other Catholic school districts

Primary Service Area is the Kenton County parishes of Cathedral, Holy Cross, Our Savior, St. Anthony, St. Augustine, St. Benedict, St. Cecilia, St. Matthew, and St. Patrick

Admission is open to young men and women of all races and religious faiths.


17           Average Class Size

82%        Seniors Receiving College Scholarships (Class of 2023)

22.4        Average ACT Score (Class of 2023)

11           Number of College Credit and Advanced Placement Courses

90%        Students participate in an extra-curricular activity

52           Freshman, JV, or Varsity teams and non-athletic extra-curricular activities

$400K     Financial aid awarded to qualified families last year

32.6%     Students qualify for free and reduced lunch

6        Incoming freshman received a merit scholarship


33    Teachers

12-15  Average years of experience.

The faculty also includes Sr. Mary Sharron Goller, a sister from the Notre Dame Order, Fr. Tom Robbins, and Fr. Jeff VonLehman, pastor of St. Patrick Parish.

Fr. Tom Robbins also serves as the Pastoral Administrator of Holy Cross High School.

Guidance Services

Holy Cross High School offers a complete program of guidance services. Guidance counselors are on-staff for academic planning and career exploration. In addition, all counselors including a substance abuse expert and campus minister are available for personal guidance to assist students with non-academic difficulties that ultimately affect academic performance.

Christian Service Program

All students must commit to a program of service in which they devote 10-40 hours of their time to others and their communities. A total of 100 hours of service is required for graduation. Their obligation can be fulfilled in a variety of ways with the approval of the service program director. The requirement per year is as follows:

10 hrs – Freshman

20 hrs – Sophomores

30 hrs – Juniors

40 hrs – Seniors

*National Honor Society Members must fulfill a required 10 additional service hours.

School Board Members

  • Rev. Tom Robbins, Pastoral Administrator
  • John Zurborg, President
  • Jennifer Daly
  • Ron Durrett
  • Ted Arlinghaus
  • Jamie Younger
  • Rob Fischer