Award Year: 2014

Holy Cross School

720 Elder Lane
Deerfield, IL, 60015-3198

(847) 945-0135

Mrs. Janice M. DiVincenzo, Principal at time of Nomination

Archdiocese of Chicago Office of Catholic Schools

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Dedicated to academic excellence, faith and service, Holy Cross students live the Gospel message through witness and prayer, social responsibility, exemplary citizenship and life-long learning.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 88%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Two or more races: 7%
Walk-A-Thon - first service project each year

Walk-A-Thon - first service project each year

Since 1937 Holy Cross School has been a strong Catholic family-based educational community in which children are treasured for their unique qualities. Classroom teachers provide opportunities to be successful at various levels of learning. Dedicated parents, parishioners, and donors ensure that resources abound. Holy Cross School’s comprehensive curriculum provides myriad opportunities for learning and growth in reading, writing, grammar, spelling, mathematics, science, social studies, geography, world language, religion, social justice, visual arts, technology, vocal and instrumental music, and physical education. Students excel in all academic areas. Additionally, extracurricular activities like no-cut athletics, performing arts, music and art clubs, chess club, student council, recycling group, classroom buddies, and a science club, enrich their educational experience and ensure a healthy balance of activities. The school’s buddy and service programs allow students to learn from each other in authentic and relevant situations. Children learn the responsible and safe use of technology to research, critically examine concepts, and present acquired knowledge. For the last two years, staff have been engaged in continuous improvement efforts and high impact professional development. Holy Cross respects the specific work of teams and communicates progress regularly to staff, students, and parents. As a result, a community of collaboration and trust flourishes at Holy Cross. Overall, Holy Cross School prepares students to live Christ-centered lives in a global society. College and career readiness and a passion to make a difference are the result of the efforts supported by generous parents, parishioners, and sponsors and are implemented by an outstanding faculty.