About Holy Cross School


It is my honor to present you the unique opportunities and advantages Holy Cross School has to offer your child in these critical years of spiritual, intellectual, physical, and emotional development. We hope you find this web site helpful in learning all that Holy Cross School has to offer. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment to discuss how Holy Cross School can benefit your child.

Chris Ellis

Our Mission

Holy Cross School is a faith-centered community fostering lives of service, integrity, and life-long learning. We are committed to Catholic education founded on Gospel-centered values and the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church.

Our Staff

The Holy Cross staff works hard to create and maintain a positive climate. It is important to us that students enjoy coming to school and are supported in developing academic, as well as interpersonal skills. We pride ourselves on having an atmosphere where parental communication and involvement is a key ingredient in the success of each child's education. Please look over our teachers' qualifications on the Faculty Link.

Champaign Unit 4 schools provide a learning disabilities teacher, a speech and language teacher, and a Title I teacher in our building. Unit 4 also provides a school psychologist to aid in the evaluation process when determining whether students qualify for special help.

Our school has a social worker who meets with individual students as well as small groups and classes. She facilitates interactions among students and makes presentations to classes about social relationships.

Our Curriculum

Our comprehensive curriculum unites the Gospel message to our students in their daily work with morning prayer, weekly Mass and Eucharistic Adoration, and community service. Students are also supported in learning and practicing appropriate conduct, good manners, and kindness to one another. Please click on the Curriculum Link for more detailed information about our curriculum.

Our Facilities

Our computer lab is equipped with 25 Mac-minis with Internet access. Individual classrooms also have Internet access. Our school building also has wireless Internet access. Students in grades 4-8 have Smartboards in their classrooms. Students in grades 7 and 8 may take additional computer coursework.

Our library consists of over 9000 volumes. Cataloging, check out, and reading incentive programs are accessible on-line.

A hot lunch program is offered daily in our cafeteria. A variety of nutritious lunches are prepared on site.

Our Aftercare program provides supervision and activities for students from dismissal to 5:30 p.m. daily. Parents may use this service on a daily or drop-in basis. Students are provided with an after school snack and opportunities to play and study.

Our sports program consists of cross country, track, basketball for boys and girls, volleyball for girls, baseball for boys, and cheerleading. Students in grades 5-8 may participate in our sports program. We are members of the Illinois Elementary School Association which governs our sports program. The Holy Cross gym with its traditional hardwood floor is used for our sports program as well as daily P.E. classes.

Our Legacy

Our legacy spans over 100 years in the development of Catholic youth with faith-based values and high academic accomplishments. Our goal is to ensure that each child is prepared--both spiritually and intellectually--to succeed in high school as well as becoming responsible Catholic Christians throughout their adult lives.

Other Facts about Holy Cross School

Average enrollment: 305

Student to teacher ratio: 1/20

Percent of non-Catholic students: 11%