HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC SCHOOL HISTORY
Who We Are
Holy Cross Catholic School is a Preschool through 5th grade building located in Fort Branch Indiana serving families in the Gibson County area and beyond. The school is 1 of 22 Catholic elementary schools in the Diocese of Evansville.
The school staff is made up of 15 teachers and support staff that focus on the growth and well being of students. The South Gibson School Corporation provides part-time speech services and special education consultation. We also have a part time Youth First counselor/social worker that works with students.
The purpose of Holy Cross Catholic School is to ensure students experience the loving presence of Jesus Christ in a safe environment. Teaming parents, the faculty and staff assist each child in the development of academic skills and provide a foundation for life-long learning in an ever-changing world. The students receive the guidance needed to gain healthy respect for themselves and others, which enables them to become successful, faith-filled servants of God.
The Holy Cross Catholic community was first started in Fort Branch in 1947 where Father Howard Murphy was sent to establish a new parish. The school was constructed in 1948 to serve the needs of students in the community.
From the beginning Holy Cross parish and school has supported the Fort Branch community in offering a place to come together as one to best serve those in need.
Holy Cross Catholic School has formed lasting partnerships with families in the community as numerous generations walk through the same building that their parents attended. This dedication is also formed through former students teaching within the building giving back and dedicating themselves to the mission, vision, and values of Holy Cross and extending this to future generations.