2019-2020 Staff

Why Holy Cross?

It’s not easy being a parent. Our goal is to come alongside parents and support them in their quest to raise children who will be prepared for this life and for the life to come. Students at Holy Cross grow in knowledge and faith and are equipped for lives of service to Jesus, their families and their communities.

Located on the east side of Madison, Holy Cross School serves families throughout Dane County, including Monona, Cottage Grove, Sun Prairie, Deerfield, Marshall, Lodi, Poynette, DeForest, Oregon and Sauk City.

Our solid academic and spiritual foundation enables students to regularly score above the national average on standardized tests, and to test a year ahead of public school norms.  They are prepared to be successful in high school and beyond, and many have gone on to excel in fields such as business, education, law, healthcare, science, journalism, mathematics and graphic design. Holy Cross families and alumni maintain connections with our school long after they graduate—and they truly are part of our legacy.

"I wanted to share with you how much Holy Cross and the benefits of a Christian education have affected my sons.  Both of them are doing well academically, and JT has been recommended to participate in a leadership program as a freshman at Hampton University in Virginia.  In the beginning when JT and Marlon first enrolled at Holy Cross, I was not in favor of them attending since we would have to pay tuition.  But reflecting back, that was the best investment my wife, Marilyn, and I ever made."

Jerry Ruffin


We Welcome Transfer Students!

We know sometimes a school change is needed mid-year, at any grade level. Our principal and teachers do all they can make the transition as smooth as possible to reduce anxiety for the student and parents.

We begin the process by encouraging families to meet with the principal and tour the school during a weekday. This will give you the opportunity to hear about the heart and mission of our school, plus seeing our school in action will help you determine whether Holy Cross might be a good fit for your family.

We also offer students in Kindergarten through eighth grade the opportunity to "shadow" at school during a day of your choice. Our teachers will prepare a space for your child to sit, listen and participate in classroom activities. We are confident he or she will quickly begin to feel the love and acceptance that goes with a Holy Cross education.

Financial Aid Available

Are you concerned about the cost of a private school education? Holy Cross Lutheran School provides up to $50,000 in financial aid every year! We want to enable as many students as possible to benefit from the academic excellence our school has to offer.

Contact our principal, Chris Poetter, or our school secretary, Jenny Patten, with questions about Holy Cross School or to schedule a FREE Educational Success Consultation. Call 608-249-3101 today or email jpatten@holycrossmadison.org.

Holy Cross Lutheran Church and School
734 Holy Cross Way
Madison, WI 53704
Phone: 608-249-3101 
Email: frontoffice@holycrossmadison.org