Education Overview

Holy cross website girls.jpgAcademic Focus

Our school embraces standards of the Sioux City Diocesan curriculum which are based on recent education research, best practices and recommendations from the Iowa Department of Education in the areas of literacy, math, science, social studies and 21st century learning. Our teachers review how students are meeting standards and work to enhance the progress of each child. Students learning is strengthened with the use of chromebooks, iPads, interactive whiteboards, laptop computers and more.

Higher Test Scores and Remedial Help
Our student test scores are higher than local, state and national averages. For students needing extra attention, we offer tutoring, student mentoring,
area education agency services and other individualized programs.
 
Faith Formation and Service
Holy Cross School infuses Gospel Values within all curriculum areas to offer experiences which lead students to a deeper awareness of God’s presence in their lives. Students open and close the day with prayer, attend Mass each week and are involved in planning and being part of the liturgy.  There is a strong tradition of spiritual formation and
academic achievement by our students as they progress from PK through 8th grade.
 
Guidance and Counseling
A full-time school counselor regularly visits classrooms to promote positive attitudes and choices, and interpersonal relationships among students. By focusing on personal and academic needs we can help each student succeed in school. We also provide trained volunteer mentors through our TeamMates program to help select students.