Welcome to Holy Cross Catholic School!

Serving North Portland Pre-K - 8th Grade for over 110 years.  We're glad you're here!

Upcoming Events

Dec 1: Rose City Chess Club, 3:20pm-4:20pm
Dec 2: Mass-1st grade, SCHOOL OUT AT NOON
Dec 3: Mass at 5:00pm in English
Dec 4: Second Sunday of Advent, Mass in English, 9amMisa a las 12:00pm, en español
Dec 5: Traveling Crib Service Project for Catholic Charities through Friday
Dec 6: Louie’s Pizza Lunch, Scrip special orders due by 3:00pm: LAST special order before Christmas Vacation, Spirit Day: Wear your Holy Cross or LIFT/GIFT T-shirts
Dec 7: Early Dismissal, Choir practice lunch & recess, Advent Concert for grades 4-8 6:30pm in the church, Grandparents’ Performance/Dress Rehearsal 12:30pm

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If you're new to our Holy Cross Catholic School community....

Welcome!  Below you will find information that we've put together specifically for each of the grade levels.

Join Us For Our Open House: January 29 11am - 2pm

Experience Holy Cross with personalized student ambassador led ours, connect with teachers and staff and see what student life is like at Holy Cross!

Holy Cross 2022- 2023 Magazine

Coming Soon - New This Year

Get an inside look at Holy Cross - learn about the Holy Cross difference, hear from students and faculty and see what makes our community one we are truly proud of.

Frequently Asked Questions

Hear From Our Parents


Holy Cross is jewel among Portland schools. When I took my son to visit his Pre-K class before enrolling, he was immediately and spontaneously welcomed by a class filled with the sweetest kids. As the year pressed on with the advent of COVID, we saw how lucky we were. The teaching through the pandemic has been outstanding as has been the communication and organization. - Charli

continually been impressed with the community, the teachers, and the leadership. Our Principal has been a confident leader through the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping our families feeling safe and cared for, our teachers being equipped to be successful at distance learning, and our students being loved. Beyond only our Principal, other teachers and administrators continue to lead our community and reinforce why we call Holy Cross our home. - Kacy

Holy Cross has been an amazing learning environment for our daughter. The individualized approached has helped our child thrive and focus on opportunities to improve in certain subjects. The focus on School Wide Learning Expectations with each student helps them to be well rounded and life long learners. I would recommend Holy Cross as a great school. - Jamie

The Holy Cross Difference

Tuition Assistance

We believe a Catholic education should be available to all and offer tuition assistance to support our families.

100% Catholic High School Acceptance Rate

The strong academic foundation Holy Cross students receive provides a bridge to their continued academic success. Most Holy Cross students advance to rigorous college-prep high schools in Portland, including Central Catholic, St. Mary’s, Jesuit, De LaSalle, Valley Catholic, and LaSalle.

Faith and Service

Holy Cross is proud of its Catholic identity while it respects and welcomes students and families of different faith backgrounds.  Our students participate in many service projects to help our greater community.


75% of our teachers hold masters degrees. In addition to our rigorous curriculum, we provide teacher aides in Pre-K through 5th grade, content specialists to support our middle school, and special programs such as Orton Gillingham for dyslexia needs. Small class sizes provide individualized learning.

Student Life

We are musicians, athletes, artists, authors, speakers, achievers....  We infuse our curriculum with opportunities to create well rounded students that have the opportunity to pursue their own interests and talents through music, p.e., computers, library, choir, electives, and after school sports.