About Us

Bishops Message

Our Mission

Rooted in Roman Catholic Tradition, Las Cruces Catholic School promotes excellence in education, and fosters Christian spiritual,  intellectual and moral virtues in our students.

Our Vision 

It is envisioned by Las Cruces Catholic School (LCCS) that the truly ideal educational mission, philosophy, setting, processes, and stakeholders of a Catholic school are those that will enable and require the school to:

  • promote and achieve the highest possible levels of academic excellence for all its students, as determined by widely accepted national and international standards of educational quality;
  • provide all its students the strong foundation of values and virtues–rooted in the Catholic faith–that are essential for their ongoing formation both as life-long leaders of the Catholic Church and their communities, and as truly responsible citizens;
  • support and augment the parents’ role as “first teachers and mentors” of their children.

Our School

Las Cruces Catholic School (Holy Cross and St. Mary’s HS) serves students from preschool to the 12th grade. Although we are a Catholic institution, we accept students from all other religions as well as those who are non-religious.

LCCS is certified by Advanc-Ed and the Public Education Department of New Mexico.  The school offers a curriculum which is a blend of core studies and innovative programs that encourage creativity in, and dedication to, learning. Enrichment classes in music, art, physical education, home economics, Spanish language and culture, computer technology, and journalism are offered.

All subjects are taught in accordance with the curriculum that has been outlined by the New Mexico Public Education Department.

We also offer advanced classwork and small class sizes. Furthermore we work as a community of parents, teachers, and students, to maintain a safe learning environment for students of every age, race, religion, economic status and gender.

School Excellence

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