History of Holy Cross 1994-2001
To maintain its position as a leading Catholic, college preparatory education institution for young men, especially for young men from the West Side of San Antonio, a more specific identification of ownership of Holy Cross High School needed to be addressed. The first step in this direction agreed upon by both the Archdiocese of San Antonio and the Brothers of Holy Cross led to the incorporation of Holy Cross High School in 1994 as an independent Catholic school governed by a Board of Governors. However, responsibility and commitment that should flow from ownership was still lacking.
To further clarify the issues of responsibility and commitment, it was recognized that the future of Holy Cross High School would be better satisfied if transferred to Holy Cross Community Services, the not-for-profit corporation which also owned Holy Cross Family Medical Center. On December 2, 1998, a representative group of alumni and community leaders approached the Board of Governors and formally requested ownership, a request welcomed and approved by Archbishop Emeritus Patrick Flores. This agreement was formalized on May 23, 2001, thus insuring that the education mission of the Holy Cross Brothers will go forth well into the new millennium. To give full recognition to the middle and high schools, the name was changed to Holy Cross of San Antonio.