Welcome to Holy Cross Academy

Welcome to Holy Cross Academy and St. Mary Preschool. We are a Catholic elementary school of the Diocese of Arlington, serving St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parish in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Our school is under the direction of the Oblate Sisters of Saint Francis de Sales and is staffed by an exceptional faculty of religious and lay teachers, as well as dedicated support staff.

As you get to know us, you will see that we are pledged to:

Creating a faith community based on the Gospel of Jesus;

Working with you to educate your children and to guide them as they attain their fullest potential;

Achieving academic and personal excellence at every level;

Maintaining a well-rounded curriculum to meet each child’s needs, and

Serving the wider community in imitation of Christ, our Lord.
“It is love that gives value to all our labors; it is not by the greatness or the multiplicity of our works that we please God but by the love with which we do them.” ~ Saint Francis de Sales

Sr. Susan Louise Eder, OSFS Principal


Holy Cross Academy is accredited by the Virginia Catholic Education Association whose accreditation process has been approved by the Virginia Council for Private Education as authorized by the Virginia State Board of Education.

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Monday, August 1
Summer office hours begin for office staff

Monday, August 22
Faculty and staff return - welcome back!

Tuesday, August 23
Diocesan Mass for teachers

Wednesday, August 24
11am - Used uniform sale
- new family & middle school orientation

Friday, August 26
7pm - PTO social for new parents

Monday, August 29
First day of school for 1st-8th grade
8:20am - Welcome for parents
10am - Commitment Mass

Tuesday, August 30
7pm - Middle School Parent meeting
Kindergarten orientation with early dismissal at 11:30am

Wednesday, August 31
Kindergarten orientation with early dismissal at 11:30am

Thursday, September 1
First full day for kindergarten
7pm - Elementary parent meeting
Preschool Open House @ St. Mary

Friday, September 2
Preschool Open House @ St. Mary

Monday, September 5

Tuesday, September 6
Preschool opens

Thursday, September 8
Birthday of the Blessed Mother

Sunday, September 11
4pm - Ice Cream Social & Cake Walk

Wednesday, September 14
Feast of the Holy Cross


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