Academic Excellence

One of the most difficult decisions a parent can make is where to your send your child to school.  Holy Family Parish School welcomes you.  We accept children from pre-school through 8th grade.

curriculum

Religious education is an integral part of our curriculum. Faith formation is enhanced through daily prayer, weekly all-school Masses, monthly rosary celebrations, and sacramental preparation programs. Students experience faith-in-action through service opportunities and various celebrations.

Not only do we focus on morals, values and the Catholic faith at Holy Family, but we also have an academic edge.  Our primary teachers have recently introduced a new Math Curriculum that sets a new standard for rigor, coherence, and focus in the classroom, so math concepts stay with the students, year after year.  We offer a STEM program for grades 3-8 which incorporates a strong science, technology, engineering and math core.  Our 7th graders last year scored higher than the Diocesan average for science, and our 8th graders scored higher in all subjects than the national level, and most of the grade schools in the Catholic Diocese and the local public school district.

All of our students also receive instruction in Spanish, technology and the Fine Arts.  We prepare each individual to collaborate with others, be able to communicate, write and be creative.

Most importantly, we put the Church and Christ at the center of everything we do.  Religion is a daily subject in all of classrooms, and we pray together each day as a community.

Early Childhood

Holy Family focuses on learning activities that are fun and, at the same time, encourage self-expression, develop social skills, and enhance the cognitive skills necessary for learning beyond Kindergarten.

Pre-School Program

This program is for three and early four-year-olds. Children will participate in activities that enhance age-appropriate spiritual, cognitive, social, and physical development. The setting is a warm environment with supportive teachers who encourage and welcome every child.

Pre-Kindergarten Program

Our four to five-year-old program is intended to ensure that the children are building a strong foundation for kindergarten. The emphasis shifts toward more academic areas of early literacy and math skills. Special concern is given to the small motor skills of pre-writing and cutting.
All of the Early Childhood Education programs include:

  • All programs follow the school calendar
  • Half-day program (8:00am-11:30am); morning snack provided
  • Full-day program (8:00am-3:15pm); morning & afternoon snack and lunch served
  • Before and Aftercare program (6:45am-6:00pm)
  • Daily prayer and religion program
  • Music class
  • Physical education class
  • Dance class
  • Art activities
  • Learning and play centers
  • Daily stories and songs

Holy Family Requirements:

Preschool: must be fully toilet trained and three years old before beginning school
Pre-Kindergarten: must be four years old by September 1 and eligible to be in Kindergarten the following year

Religious Development

Our preschool and pre-kindergarten will soon be utilizing a new Montessori based religious education program called Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.  The program allows students to discover the various mysteries found in our scriptures and reflect on the beauty of the liturgies through hands-on activities.  Our mission is to lead children to Jesus by giving them the opportunities they need to know Him personally.

Primary - Grades K - 2

Holy Family children are our Superkids! Our primary teachers have recently introduced a new reading curriculum which has already increased our younger children’s ability to read and write. Superkids is a phonics-based program that works like no other! Your child will become an independent and confident reader, writer and speller.

The learning doesn’t just place in the classroom, either. The Superkids program includes a parent web portal with contains information about what your child will learning during the year, and tips for helping your child practice skills learning in class, and activities to do at home. This new program makes learning to read and write fun!

Primary students also are instructed throughout the week in Spanish, technology, dance, PE, and music. The opportunities our children receive go beyond a solid strong, academic foundation.

Intermediate - Grades 3 - 5

Holy Family Intermediate students receive a wide variety of instruction in all content areas.  Students in grades 3-5 are taught to further their basic reading, writing and math skills, and are encouraged to join extracurricular activities.  With access to our new STEM program, a fully equipped science lab and daily technology access, our children are prepared to succeed in every academic area.  All of our students are prepared to collaborate with others, be able to communicate, write and be creative.

Junior High - Grades 6 - 8

Our Junior High students are immersed in so many activities, it’s hard to believe how much they do in one day!  Holy Family junior high rotate classes all day long.  Their academic core courses are taught in all disciplines, as well as Spanish, Art, PE, Dance, and Technology.  Our students participate in leadership opportunities, serve our community, and manage to have fun as well!  Junior High students learn, interact, collaborate and create.

Most importantly, we put the Church and Christ at the center of everything we do.  Religion is a daily subject in all of our classrooms, and the junior high students are prepared for the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Religious Program

Holy Family incorporates faith and religious studies in all areas of our school.  Through daily prayer, weekly mass and a well-rounded religious education program, we strive to keep Christ at the center of all we do.

Holy Family uses the Montessori based, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program. Students in preschool through 1st grade are scheduled for one hour time slots in the atrium a week. Students in 2nd grade on up can reserve the room for specific lessons as needed. This program allows students to discover the various mysteries found in our scriptures and reflect on the beauty of the liturgies through hands-on activities. This religion curriculum is student led with a Montessori approach of allowing the student to pick which work they choose to pray with each week. While in the atrium, students will have the chance to meditate on the Articles of the Mass, the Eucharistic Gestures, the Articles of Baptism, the Infancy Narratives, the Messianic Prophecies, the Geography of the Land of Israel, the Paschal Mysteries, the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God, and the Mystery of Christ as the Good Shepherd. Our mission is to lead children to Jesus by giving them the opportunities they need to know Him personally.

Our junior high teachers have incorporated the Chosen program into their curriculum.  This not only helps to prepare our students for the sacrament of Confirmation, but seeks to engage our junior high students and helps them to better understand the role they have in the Church and our faith community.

As part of our spiritual development program, we practice a school-wide virtue program, entitled Virtues in Practice, where we learn, reinforce, and practice a virtue a month and learn about different saints who reflect those virtues. 

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