1st - 5th Grade at Holy Cross

Portland, Oregon

Students in grades 1-5 are ready for more challenging educational experiences. This is also an exciting time when many students start to develop their interests and talents. At Holy  Cross, we provide the support and opportunities to explore a variety of interests.

We are now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year.

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Program Overview

Twice Daily Outdoor Recesses

PE Twice a Week

Technology Classes

Music Class Twice a Week

Library & Book Checkout

Weekly Art Classes

Extra Curricular/Sports

Spring Electives

After School Care

Buddy Program

Faith Formation

Instructional Assistants

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As early as first grade, Holy Cross students begin writing personal narratives, understanding math concepts and  exploring how they can make a positive impact in their community.

As students progress in their learning Holy Cross provides opportunity for continued academic, social, emotional, spiritual, and physical growth with increased responsibility and learning opportunities.

From 3rd grade inventions, interactive dioramas, math skills or narrative writing classes, Holy Cross offers a rigorous curriculum that prepares students for middle school success and beyond. .

Students also have the opportunity to pursue talents and interests with coding and technology classes, art, music, library, and PE where they learn various sports.

Faith is a fundamental foundation for our community and we begin each day with prayer, participate in service activities and attend weekly Mass as a school.

Best In State - Scholastic Reading

Holy Cross has been recognized as one of the best schools in Oregon for our summer reading program.  We've won Best State Awards from Scholastic, and it's due to early emphasis on developing literacy skills by providing students with books they can take home every week along with weekly library time and participation in OREGON Battle Of Books from 3rd grade onward!

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Teaching Is a Work of Heart.

Meet our wonderful teachers and see what makes each grade so special. Contact us to schedule a spend the day at Holy Cross where you can experience our wonderful school community.

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Faith Formation at Holy Cross

At Holy Cross, we are proud of our Catholic identity.  We have weekly Mass as a school, and pray in our classrooms. We have religion class every day as part of our core curriculum.

Parents ask whether they need to be Catholic to attend Holy Cross, and the answer is no.  We welcome families of all faiths and beliefs.  Parents that are not Catholic or religious have commented on how they appreciate that their children are learning to be kind and caring to others and are excited about the various service projects we do to help our community, even at this young age.

How Do Families Afford Catholic Education?

Holy Cross is a life-changing, unforgettable experience for your child. They will form friendships that last forever and excel academically, spiritually, and in extracurricular activities.  They graduate with a lasting foundation that prepares them to excel throughout their grade school years and on to high school college, and beyond.

Holy Cross helps families afford the gift of education through assistance with applying for financial aid, scholarships and other tuition assistance.

It is very important to us to help all families that want a Holy Cross education for their child.  We never want finances or other barriers to stand in the way. Please reach out - we have been working tirelessly to make sure every family has support available where needed.

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Ready to Apply?

We're excited you're interested in Holy Cross!  Please visit our admissions page and complete the application to determine if there is space available in the grade(s) you are applying for.

If space is available, we will invite you  to complete the next steps, which include ensuring Holy Cross is a good fit for your child and completing remaining paperwork.


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