The Mission of Holy Cross School is to provide a supportive, Catholic, Christian-centered environment with a rigorous, comprehensive academic curriculum for all.


Students' spiritual, emotional, and intellectual development is the center of all our decisions. 

Teachers accepts students as they are and accompany them on their educational journey. 

Expert support and individual attention enhance the growth of the whole child. 

Catholic values are taught, explored, and expressed every day. 

State and national accreditation goes without saying.  

 A Pre-K through 8th grade college preparatory school education is affordably priced. 




We, the faculty, staff and administration of Holy Cross School, believe that parents have both the obligation and the right to educate their children. (Canon Law 793). Parents are the first teachers of their children and must be recognized as such.


We believe that Christian values are the framework from which a successful education program flows. This includes a strong emphasis on spirituality by offering experiences of Christ, Church and Christian service. In striving for excellence in education, our school will develop a child's fullest academic, spiritual, emotional and physical potential.


Holy Cross School shall provide equal access  to a God-centered quality education for every child, regardless of race, color, creed or financial status. That education will that  focus on the spiritual, academic, social and emotional needs of the whole child in a clean, safe, caring environment.


In the tradition of the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, the Holy Cross School Community strives to live the teachings of Jesus’ message of respect, love and concern for one another in our diverse and multicultural neighborhood. Our commitment is to build a community centered on Catholic moral values, that promote intellectual, social, cultural, and physical growth.

Serving Students in Historic Northeast Kansas City since 1922

Administrative Team

Barb Deane

B.A. /  M.A./  Ed.S

A native of Kansas City who credits her lifelong love of learning to the excellent education she received in Diocesan elementary schools. Before joining the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph in 2012 she served in urban public schools in both Missouri and Kansas as a teacher, principal and Central Office administrator.


She holds an MA in Special Education and an Ed.S in Urban Leadership and Policy Studies from UMKC and is ABD from Baker University. She is an alumna of both the Missouri Leadership Academy and the Missouri Technology Leadership Academy and was a member of the “Closing the Achievement Gap” initiative led by DESE and McRel that targeted high poverty schools throughout the State of Missouri.  She holds a Missouri Career Administrator's certificate and is eligible for Superintendent’s licensure in Missouri as well. 


She is the mother of two grown children and the grandmother of three children and a Saddlebred show horse.

Bright Futures Fund

Who We Are:

MISSION:  The Bright Futures Fund works to build new foundations of education and faith by helping students in need receive a Catholic Education.

VISION:  Every child is able to attend Catholic school without financial barrier.

Diocese of Kansas City- St. Joseph:

Vital to the mission of the Catholic Church, the Kansas City-St. Joseph Catholic School System works in partnership with our communities and parents, who are the primary educators of our children, to educate the whole person through unique attention to academic and spiritual formation based on the Gospel of Jesus Christ.


We aspire to be vibrant & vital Catholic communities forming all students to be faith-filled disciples in the modern world.... Teachings for Life.

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Phone: 816-231-8874
Fax:  816-231-7258
Holy Cross School:

121 North Quincy Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64123