Holy Cross Girls' High School (Dhaka)

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Holy Cross Girls' High School
Tejgaon, Dhaka
Coordinates 23°45′30″N 90°23′28″E / 23.7584°N 90.3912°E / 23.7584; 90.3912Coordinates: 23°45′30″N 90°23′28″E / 23.7584°N 90.3912°E / 23.7584; 90.3912
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic (Sisters of the Holy Cross)
Established 1951 (1951)
School board Dhaka Education Board
Headmistress Rani Catherine Gomes
Faculty 57
Grades 1 to 10
Gender girls
Enrollment 1,800
Campus type Urban

Holy Cross Girls' High School is a Catholic primary and secondary school for girls, located at Tejgaon in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It serves students from class 1 through class 10. Although run by the Roman Catholic Church, the school is open to students of all religions.


The Sisters of the Holy Cross started Holy Cross Girls' High School near the Holy Rosary Church in 1951 as a kindergarten with two students. The next year it became a primary school. Later it was accredited by the Dhaka Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education as a high school serving students through class 10. The first batch of students from the school sat their Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations in 1966. By that time, the school had humanities and science sections. It opened a commerce section in 1999.[1][2]

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Students take part in quiz recitation, debate club, arts and crafts competitions, girl guides, and girl scouts. There is a science fair every other year.[1][3]

Awards and recognition[edit]

The school won the Ministry of Education's 'Best National School' prize twice, in 1997 and 2003.[1][2] In other years the Ministry has ranked it among the top ten schools in Dhaka.[4][5][6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Gomej, Rani Cathrine (2012). "Holy Cross Girls' High School". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  2. ^ a b "Education - Bangladesh". Sisters of the Holy Cross. 
  3. ^ "Holy Cross Science Fair". Star Campus. The Daily Star. 27 April 2008. 
  4. ^ "Dhaka's top 10 schools". The Daily Star. 10 July 2005. 
  5. ^ "Viqarunnisa, Ideal, Monipur school on top". The Daily Star. 13 June 2007. 
  6. ^ "Rajuk school the best". The Daily Star. 16 May 2010.