The Academy of the Holy Cross, a Catholic college preparatory school sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Cross since 1868, is dedicated to educating young women in a Christ-centered community which values diversity. The Academy is committed to developing women of courage, compassion and scholarship who responsibly embrace the social, spiritual and intellectual challenges of the world.
4920 Strathmore Avenue
Kensington, MD 20895
Students enjoy outstanding academic programs offering opportunities in Advanced Placement, Honors, and the International Baccalaureate Program. Visual arts programs allow students to express their talents through classes such as painting, photography, fashion design. Performing arts opportunities provide talented students the chance to share their musical, dance, and performing skills both in class and through extracurricular groups. Girls excel in challenging athletics - team sports include crew, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, volleyball, basketball, softball, equestrian, swimming and tennis.
Students actively participate in Christian service and community outreach both locally and throughout the world.
Numerous clubs are also available for many interests and causes.
Located suburban Maryland the school is within walking distance to public transportation and Strathmore Center for the Arts. Students reside in the Washington DC metropolitan area including the District, Northern Virginia, and several Maryland counties.