Our Mission and Vision

Independence Mission Schools (IMS) provides a transformative Catholic education that develops students intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually and that provides children of all faiths across the city of Philadelphia the opportunity to learn in a college preparatory environment and grow in a culture of love, setting them on the path to a promising future.

As part of the Independence Mission Schools network of 15 Catholic schools, Holy Cross Catholic School is living out the IMS mission by providing a faith-centered Catholic community which offers an excellent academic program rooted in Gospel values. Students are empowered to do their best to learn and to apply their knowledge, religious values, and God given talents to meet the challenges of a morally complex 21st century.

Through a deliberate approach that combines both our Catholic values, academic focus and unwavering faith in the great potential found within each of our students, we aspire to support our students in becoming problem solvers, critical thinkers and civic-minded citizens who, when faced with life’s unknown challenges, demonstrate grace and perseverance.