Sunday Times Prep School of the Year 2013-14

Sisters of the Holy Cross

"The minds of children are the soil in which we plant the seeds of the future..... and to teach is to be the sower." Sisters of the Holy Cross.

 stained glass panel   Sr of the HC

Holy Cross Preparatory School, Coombe is owned by the Sisters of the Holy Cross, an international teaching order founded in Switzerland in 1844 by Father Theodosius and Mother Bernarda Heimgarter.

Mother Bernarda was the first teaching Sister of the Holy Cross and in the joyful spirit of St Francis, through channels of hope and peace, sought to develop young children through education. The teaching order firmly believes spiritual growth and academic success are achieved by stimulating children's natural inquisitiveness, by giving them necessary education, care, security and support. We seek to do this today by providing a happy learning environment in which to fully engage your daughter, using our beautiful school grounds and facilities, plus a wide range of exciting resources and equipment.

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Today about 1,600 Sisters of the Holy Cross live and teach throughout the world in parts of Europe, Asia, Southern Africa and Latin America. We promote links within our international community and are delighted to annually welcome a visit from staff and pupils from Zambia; they enjoy sightseeing in London and the local area as well as spending time in school attending lessons and extra-curricular activities with our girls.

 Zambia visit   Zambia visit