Welcome to Holy Cross Lutheran Academy,

I have often said that deciding to put our children into private Christian education was the best decision my wife and I ever made. Looking back, I remember walking our son and daughter through the hallways of their first Christian school in Jacksonville, Florida with complete confidence that they were not only going to be loved by their teachers but that they would be safe and taught to the highest standards in education. We were right!  It is with that memory, and several years as a Christian school teacher and administrator, that I embrace the role of Executive Director of Education.  

 Who are we?

 HCLA is a growing PK-12 school with a 21-year track record of loving, teaching, and inspiring students to confidently step into the future.  At Holy Cross Lutheran Academy we focus on the Great Commission which calls us to “love God first then others”.  In addition to this, we instill the love of learning along the way.  We offer excellent preschool and VPK programs and our Elementary school is always buzzing with activity and lots of smiling faces. Our high school has now graduated two classes (2019 and 2020) with students who now study at the University of Florida, University of Central Florida, University of North Florida, Jacksonville University, Florida Atlantic University and Embry Riddle. 

Holy Cross is an AP Capstone school with a fully wireless campus and a schedule that optimizes learning and creativity. The Pandemic of 2020 has not slowed us down as we have introduced Learning Advantage, a synchronous learning experience that leverages technology and excellence in teaching to give parents a choice during this difficult time.  HCLA is dedicated to preparing all students for whatever might come after high school whether that is college, the military, trades or mission work.  We seek to strengthen students while guiding them to whatever their passion might be so they can lead a transformed life through Christ.

Come and visit us at either of our campuses and take a tour of all that HCLA has to offer.  We look forward to meeting you and talking about how your child might fit into the Holy Cross family.  



Mark Corey
Executive Director of Education

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR UPDATE:  It has been my great pleasure to serve as Holy Cross Lutheran Academy’s  Executive Director.  As we move toward the future, I could not be more excited about where HCLA is going and the lives that will be touched along the way.   For this next chapter, HCLA has hired Mrs. Cindy Moon who will begin the process of onboarding May 1st.  Her full bio is below and you will learn much more about her as time goes on.   I would like all of you to know that I am fully committed to helping HCLA transition to new leadership throughout the remainder of my time at the school and will do everything in my power to make sure Mrs. Moon is ready to serve our awesome school community.  

Mark Corey, Executive Director

Cindy Moon, Incoming Executive Director