We’d be happy to schedule a tour and discuss your child’s academic success.  Please feel free to use the request information button above, or call us at 407-936-3636.  We love to show our school during operating hours so you can see our students and teachers in action.


Parent Tour/Interview

It is important that you tour your preferred campus.  We will discuss what you are looking for in your child’s education and start the process of determining if HCLA is right for your child and your family.

Admissions Testing

KP -12th Students Only: We carefully review applicants’ standardized testing, report cards and/or transcripts.  An in house assessment may also be required.  Additionally, Middle and High School students’ transcripts/report cards are reviewed for class placement.

Priority Registration

Because the student teacher ratio is important at HCLA, class size is limited. For this reason, we allow our current families priority registration each year. After priority re-enrollment is complete, applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

How much is tuition at HCLA?

is hcla right for my child?

We partner with you to ensure your child receives age-appropriate academics that will prepare them for the future.

Our administration and admissions team meets with you to determine if we can academically accommodate your student.  Please read our statement of faith and enrollment expectations as well as the parent school partnership to help you with your decision.

A  parentally placed private school student with a disability does not have an individual right to receive some or all of the special education and related services that the student would receive if enrolled in a public school under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), as amended.

Statement of Faith

What do we believe?

Holy Cross Lutheran Academy, a ministry of the Central Florida Cross Network, follows this directive of our Lord by strengthening students and their families to lead a transformed life through Christ. Our school is known for academic rigor and for our ability to aid our students in sound Christian, moral development serving the people of Seminole, Lake, Orange and Volusia counties. As a Christian school, our curriculum includes in-class daily teachings from God’s Holy Word. We integrate our Christian beliefs into everything we teach, grounding students in the living Christian faith as taught by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

We teach about the Bible, faith and salvation. We believe that:

  • The Bible is the source and basis for all our beliefs (2 Tim. 3:15-17)
  • The Bible is the inspired Word of God. (2 Tim. 3:15-17)
  • Only through faith in Jesus Christ can people be saved. (John 3:16)

We teach about God. We believe that:

  • God is the Almighty, loving creator of everything and everyone. (Genesis 1:1)
  • God is one God, but three equal persons (Triune). He is God the Father, God the Son (Jesus) and God the Holy Spirit. Not three gods, but one God (Matt. 28:19)
  • God is a Savior (Jesus) who died for our sins and arose from the dead. (Acts 4:11 – 12)
  • God is Love. He loves all people perfectly and completely. (I John 4:9 – 10)

We teach about people. We believe that:

  • People are created individually and specially by God. (Psalm 139:13-16)
  • People are loved always and completely by God. (John 3:16)
  • People are expected by God to live lives of holiness and perfection (Matt.5:48)
  • People are unable to obey God perfectly (everyone sins) (Ecclesiastes 7:20)
  • People are forgiven their sins and given the gift of everlasting life in heaven only through faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. (Romans 6:23)
  • People are unable to earn God’s favor or forgiveness; rather we receive faith and forgiveness through the gift of God. (Ephesians 2:8-9)

We teach about relationships. We believe that:

  • People should submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. (Ephesians 5:21)
  • People should tell their friends how much the Lord has done for them and how he has had mercy on them. (Mark 5:19)
  • God has given parents the responsibility to raise their children to know God. Strong family relationships and close communication between the home and school are an essential and desirable component in each child’s education.
Enrollment Expectations

Students are expected to be a positive influence in the Holy Cross Lutheran Academy family and community through their words and actions and to wholeheartedly participate in our academic, religion and athletic programs. We will admit students who we feel have the potential and desire to be successful and therefore we reserve the right to examine records from previous schools including behavioral records, academic records and will test the student for grade placement before admission. We have the student’s best interest in mind, so it is important we determine if our school is a good fit for your child. Each child is admitted on a conditional basis until the principal and classroom teacher have a chance to observe the child’s academic achievement and behavior.

Parent School Partnership

Partnership Agreement

Central Florida Cross Network is committed to the spiritual welfare and education of the children enrolled in Holy Cross Lutheran Academy

We view our relationship with you and your child(ren) as a partnership.  Working together we strive to help each child develop his or her potential mentally, physically, and spiritually. 

As with any partnership, to be successful, it requires that we each fulfill our respective roles and responsibilities. 

Therefore, Central Florida Cross Network, Board of Directors, Administration and Staff pledge – with God’s help to:

  • Offer a safe, loving atmosphere for teaching God’s Word and nurturing a faith in Christ
  • Work closely with the home to properly educate each child
  • Provide a Christian-based curriculum of academic excellence while fostering a love for and appreciation of God
  • Provide quality and caring Christian teachers and support staff
  • Encourage parents to be faithful in following the guidelines listed below

Because Christian education includes the teaching a child receives at school, at church, and most importantly, at home, we encourage you to fulfill the following responsibilities:

  • Be regular in worship and Bible class attendance
  • Pray for CFLCN and its educational programs
  • Support the efforts of the faculty by providing trust and respect for the teacher’s authority
  • Support school-sponsored activities and programs with your family’s attendance
  • Encourage your child(ren) to take responsibility for their actions and efforts
  • Fulfill your financial commitment to the school in a timely manner.  Payments are due the 1st or 15th of each month (determined by your tuition/draft set up).
  • Pray regularly for God’s guidance to aid our school and us in this Kingdom’s work

 Together, we can fulfill our mission to “meet the needs of the community and grow the faith of all who believe.”


Registration/Age Requirements
  • Complete online enrollment process
  • Payment of non-refundable registration fees
  • Submit financial agreement and autodraft information.
  • Provide prior school records or transcripts
  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Current Immunization /Physical Examination Records
  • Emergency Contact Information submitted online
  • Parent/Guardian online agreements

HCLA has taken great care in developing the scope of the curriculum to provide age appropriate progression for each child. Class enrollment follows the following guidelines:

  • 3 YEAR OLD CLASSES – children must be 3 on or before September 1st of the current school year and fully toilet trained.
  • 4 YEAR OLD CLASSES – children must be 4 on or before September 1st of the current school year.
  • KINDERGARTEN PREP– children entering Kindergarten Prep must be 4 on or before September 1st of the current school year.
  • KINDERGARTEN – children entering Kindergarten must be 5 on or before September 1st of the current school year.
  • FIRST GRADE – children entering First Grade must be 6 on or before September 1st, or have documentation of Kindergarten completion from an accredited school.

Holy Cross Lutheran Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Holy Cross Lutheran Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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5450 Holy Cross Ct.,
Sanford, FL 32771
Preschool - 5th Grade

100 Aero Ln.,
Sanford, FL 32771
6th - 12th Grade
Telephone: (407) 936-3636

Non-Discrimination Policy

HCLA admits children of any sex, race, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities, which are made available to all children at the school. We do not discriminate in administration of our programs and policies.