Our Mission and Vision

Holy Cross Catholic School, part of the Independence Mission School (IMS) network of 15 schools located throughout Philadelphia, is a faith-centered Catholic community offering an excellent academic program which is 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.