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Excellence in Catholic Education

30 years of

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Holy Cross School is located in the south of the Okanagan Valley in Penticton, British Columbia. We are a Catholic Independent School in the Diocese of Nelson that provides an enriching learning experience for students from Kindergarten to grade 8. We believe that parents are the primary educators of their children and it is our mission to support and foster the work that has begun at home. At Holy Cross School, students will be treated respectfully and will be given the opportunity to enhance their God given talents to meet or exceed his/her potential.


Students will experience an inclusive school community committed to each student through:

Exceptional academics
Nurturing Christian environment
Quality teaching
Commitment to student excellence 
Care and respect for each individual

Mission Statement


We are a Catholic Education community in celebration with students, teachers, parents, pastors and parishioners, and focused on the teachings of Jesus Christ. We believe that every student is a child of God. We are committed to the development and growth of the unique gifts of every student to bear witness to Christ in their Catholic community and the world beyond.


Teacher to Student Ratio



The school has been recognized by the Fraser Institute as the top, or one of the top, elementary schools in the Province of British Columbia.

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Holy Cross School

“Holy Cross has proven to be the right fit for our family. In addition their focus on academics, the biggest draw for us was the passion behind their teaching staff. Not only are my daughters excelling academically but they are teaching morals and values as they grow.”

- Nicole M.

"We’ve enjoyed meeting the Holy Cross School teachers and staff, they are supportive, enthusiastic and care about creating a safe and inclusive environment for the students."

- Sarah E.

“Holy Cross School has given our two children an excellent education and room to grow in their own pursuits and interests. We also appreciate the ethical and moral teachings that come with a Catholic education.”

- Dennis O.

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