Principal’s Message

                                                                                                                       Fall 2023

Welcome to Holy Cross School!

 Holy Cross has been providing Catholic education in the City of Rochester and surrounding communities for over 120 years.   Holy Cross strives to maintain learning programs that foster academic achievement while providing for physical, social and spiritual growth.  We understand the significance of making the right choice for your child and invite you to discover the rewarding experience of a Catholic School education with our family of families here at Holy Cross.

 Faith is integrated into everything we teach at Holy Cross School.  We view faith as the foundation and structure of knowledge, wisdom and values.  We are proud to be able to offer a faith based education that is not offered by our public school counterparts.   Parents support our mission to:

  • Lead students to be disciples who know and live in faith;
  • Inspire a learning community to foster academic excellence; and
  • Motivate young people to fulfill the two great commandments of Jesus Christ by loving God and self in order to be responsible and give service to our neighbor.

We believe that parents are the first teachers of their children.  Together parents, students, teachers, and God work as partners in every student’s education. This partnership forms a powerful community united in the belief that Christian values and excellent academics will best prepare your child for the future.  We guide our students to learn the importance of following the example of Jesus by serving others in a loving and nurturing environment.

We are proud to offer:

  • Certified, Experienced & Nurturing Teachers
  • Monthly Liturgies prepared by Students
  • Monthly Service Projects initiated by Students
  • Full Day Preschool with Flexible Scheduling 
  • Full Day Kindergarten
  • Classroom Technology including iPads and Chromebooks
  • Full Time School Nurse
  • School Counselor
  • Fine Arts, Music & STEM
  • Instrumental Lessons, Choir & Band
  • Before & Aftercare program Pre-K to Grade 6
  • Clubs & Scouting Programs
  • Whole School Field Trip
  • Free Breakfast & Lunch Program
  • Fitness Room for Students
  • School Advisory Board
  • Many Family activities including Trunk or Treat, Sweetheart Dance and Movie Night
  • CYO Sports Programs

If you would like to further explore the possibility of joining the Holy Cross family, please do not hesitate to contact us for enrollment information or to schedule a visit. We love showing off our beautiful campus, showcasing our compassionate staff, and highlighting our wonderful facilities. It will be one of the best decisions you ever make!

 God’s Blessings!                        

Mr. Thomas J. Verzillo
Holy Cross School
4488 Lake Avenue
Rochester, NY 14612
(585) 663-6533