Holy Cross Catholic Academy (Amarillo, Texas)

Coordinates: 35°10′15″N 101°51′36″W / 35.17083°N 101.86000°W / 35.17083; -101.86000
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Holy Cross Catholic Academy
4110 South Bonham Street

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United States
Coordinates35°10′15″N 101°51′36″W / 35.17083°N 101.86000°W / 35.17083; -101.86000
TypePrivate, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
Patron saint(s)St. Michael
SuperintendentChristine Wanjura
Head of schoolCraig Logan
Teaching staff13.8 (on an FTE basis)[1]
Enrollment107[1] (2019–20)
Student to teacher ratio7.8[1]
Color(s)Red and Black    
SportsFootball, Volleyball, Boys/Girls Basketball, Boys/Girls Track, Boys/Girls Golf
Communities servedDiocese of Amarillo

Holy Cross Catholic Academy is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Amarillo, Texas. It is the only Catholic high school in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Amarillo.


Catholic secondary education in Amarillo can be traced back to 1913 when St. Mary's Academy was moved to Amarillo, TX. St. Mary's Academy was coeducational for grades 1–6; however, the high school was only for young ladies. It was not until 1928 that an all-boys school was created. St. George's College began in the basement of Amarillo's Sacred Heart Cathedral. In 1929 the school was renamed Price Memorial College, in honor of Katherine E. Price's donation to help construct a permanent building for the school. The Christian Brothers staffed the school from 1936 to 1966. From 1966 to 1967 the school merged with St. Mary's Academy and became Alamo Catholic High School, a coeducational middle and high school. Mounting maintenance problems forced Alamo to move to the west wing of St. Joseph Catholic School in 1990. It was renamed Holy Cross Catholic Academy in 2000 after a complete renovation of the school.[2]


Holy Cross competes in cross country running, cheerleading, volleyball, basketball, track and field, and golf.[3]


Holy Cross Catholic Academy Debate team regularly competes in the following events: Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, Extemporaneous Speaking, Impromptu Speaking, Original Oratory, Prose and Poetry Interpretation, and Interpretation events.[citation needed]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC ACADEMY". Private School Universe Survey. National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 19 September 2023.
  2. ^ HCCA. "School History". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-05-11.
  3. ^ "Athletics". Holy Cross Catholic Academy. Retrieved 27 February 2019.

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