Holy Cross Girls' High School (Dhaka)

Coordinates: 23°45′30″N 90°23′28″E / 23.7584°N 90.3912°E / 23.7584; 90.3912
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Holy Cross Girls' High School
হলি ক্রস উচ্চ বালিকা বিদ্যালয়
Crest of Holy Cross Girls' High School


Coordinates23°45′30″N 90°23′28″E / 23.7584°N 90.3912°E / 23.7584; 90.3912
Other namesHoly Cross School (HCS)
Religious affiliation(s)Catholic Church
(Sisters of the Holy Cross)
Established1951; 72 years ago (1951)
School boardDhaka Education Board
School districtDhaka
HeadmistressSr. Kolpona Costa,Sr.Sheshanti Nokrek
Grades1 to 10
LanguageBangla and English
Campus typeUrban
Color(s)    Maroon and Light Gray
Songহে মোদের প্রিয় বিদ্যাপীঠ

Holy Cross Girls' High School is a Catholic primary and secondary school for girls, located at Tejgaon in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It serves students from class 1 through class 10. Although run by the Roman Catholic Church, the school is open to students of all religions.


The Sisters of the Holy Cross started Holy Cross Girls' High School near the Holy Rosary Church in 1951 as a kindergarten with two students. The next year it became a primary school. Later it was accredited by the Dhaka Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education as a secondary school serving students through class 10. The first batch of students from the school sat their Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations in 1966. By that time, the school had humanities and science sections. It opened a commerce section in 1999.[1][2]

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Students take part in quiz recitation, debate club, arts and crafts competitions, girl guides, and girl scouts. There is a science fair every other year.[1][3]

Awards and recognition[edit]

The school won the Ministry of Education's 'Best National School' prize twice, in 1997 and 2003.[1][2] In other years the Ministry has ranked it among the top ten schools in Dhaka.[4][5][6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Gomej, Rani Cathrine (2012). "Holy Cross Girls' High School". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  2. ^ a b "Education - Bangladesh". Sisters of the Holy Cross.
  3. ^ "Holy Cross Science Fair". Star Campus. The Daily Star. 27 April 2008.
  4. ^ "Dhaka's top 10 schools". The Daily Star. 10 July 2005.
  5. ^ "Viqarunnisa, Ideal, Monipur school on top". The Daily Star. 13 June 2007.
  6. ^ "Rajuk school the best". The Daily Star. 16 May 2010.