Enrollment of their students at Holy Cross enters families into a support structure from preschool through high school. Holy Cross families receive continued financial support into Catholic high schools through partnerships and scholarships offered through:
Rockhurst: Hurtado Scholars: Boys are identified in 5th grade and attend periodic programming to prepare them for a college preparatory high school. The mission of Hurtado Scholars is to assist boys who have great potential, but for whom a Catholic, college preparatory education may be unattainable. Students must attend Holy Cross from 5th grade to be eligible.
Notre Dame De Sion and St. Teresa’s Academy both offer special scholarships for girls.
Richard and Olivia Mock Scholarships enable Strong City School students to attend local Catholic High Schools at the same rate that they pay to attend the originating school.
Upper Room Program
Holy Cross students can take advantage of an after-school program that runs until 6 pm provided by The Upper Room.
Students enrolled in the Upper Room program will receive:
A hot after school meal included in the program fee.
Youth counselors and volunteer tutors that can provide homework help to students as needed.
Enrichment Activities, such as music, piano, and soccer.
The Upper Room also offers a free summer academic program. The summer program is focused on helping students to prevent the academic slide that can happen during the summer months. The program is also designed to help working parents who are looking for a fun and educational environment. This program is for students entering Kindergarten to 8th grade. The program runs from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm.
Holy Cross families love soccer! We have teamed up with Brookside Soccer in order to offer our students the opportunity to play together on teams in a top quality soccer program. Brookside Soccer delivers quality youth soccer programs that build positive character through participation in a fun, family-oriented soccer environment.
Brookside Soccer Club is a non-profit organization that is passionate about providing a fair, fun and safe environment to help the Kansas City area youth from 4 to 18 years of age grow through playing soccer.
Take the Stage! : Teaching Excellence Through the Arts
Using the award winning National Dance Institute teaching techniques created over 35 years ago by NYC Ballet star Jacques D'Amboise, our fourth grade students learn to do their best and to never give up. Kansas City Artistic Director and former member of the Kansas City Ballet, Rebka Sakati and a professional accompanist engage our students in weekly classes throughout the school year that culminate in a Winter and Spring performance. Along the way, they learn to work together as a team, to take risks, develop self-confidence and the discipline to achieve their goals in all areas of life.
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Holy Cross second graders participate in the Eating from the Garden program in cooperation with the University of Missouri Jackson County Missouri Extension and Kansas City Community Gardens. Their classroom window looks out over their garden of several raised beds.
The goal of the project is to:
Increase consumption of fruits and vegetables
Children will taste fruits and vegetables grown in their gardens and be introduced to others they may have never tasted.
Improve nutritional habits
Children will taste a variety of vegetables and fruits, explore MyPyramid, learn about important nutrients and habits for healthy eating, and be introduced to basic food safety and food handling practices.
Eating from the Garden
Improve understanding of plant science
Through classroom lessons and activities, children will learn basic plant science concepts.
Develop indoor and outdoor gardening skills
Children will propagate plants indoors using a greenhouse, grow lights and sunny windowsills. They will also plant and maintain outdoor vegetable gardens through harvest.
Increase environmental awareness
Children will experience how gardens and people fit into the natural environment. They will learn to compost, identify garden insects and diseases, and observe seasonal changes.