This is my children's first year at Holy Family and they absolutely love it! The teachers are very enthusiastic when it comes to teaching. They really do care if your children succeed and they take the time to make sure that the students know what is being taught. It’s awesome seeing the teachers getting excited about education, which also makes the kids excited too! The principal welcomes parent feedback and is eager to implement positive change. The best part about Holy Family is that my children are going to a school where they are being nurtured both academically and spiritually.
The teachers at Holy Family are fabulous. They set high expectations for the students but they work with them to help the students meet, and surpass, their expectations. They're all educated, smart and wonderful!
Holy Family School is an amazing academic, social and nurturing environment for students and their families. The school has been around for more than fifty years and continues to pride itself on strong academic excellence with high expectations for the students. Academically, Holy Family students are very prepared for high school (private or public). Their test scores are always among the top performing schools and continue to rise each year. The environment at Holy Family is welcoming, positive and supportive for both kids and families alike. Check this school out, it's worth a look!
It has been a long time since anyone has posted, and I am happy to say that things have definitely improved at Holy Family! The teachers are all relatively new to the school and so is the principal. This new energy has been fantastic and many of the old issues are long gone. The families at this school work together with teachers to make sure the kids are all learning to their highest potential. It has been a great place for my child and he continues to thrive there. His test scores place him well above grade level in all areas, along with many of his classmates.
I agree 100% that HFS has plummeted. I don't think it was great to begin with. This is why I took my son out. Didn't take him to St. Mel's either. My Spouse went to St. Rose in Roseville back in the 70's and he was behind when he entered High School. I won't name the HS but lets just say you have to take an entrance exam to get in the HS. Hmm.. seems like there's a theme to these schools...Lacking in education but paying out the nose and fundraising in our sleep! Ha, ha. For a school that focuses more on disciplining and religion than education, I am blown also, blown away how the school still manages to allow the bully kids to stay enrolled. Oh, yes, money! Bottom line, I was very disappointed with the academics.
I am a single mother and broke my back to send my only son to HFS for 9 years and could not have made a better investment. HFS is more than an education. It is an extended village of women and men who care deeply for the success of the whole child spiritually and academically. Worth every penny.
Unfortunately, this school has plummeted ever since the arrival of the new principal. Teachers spend very little time teaching (many show movies daily), as the majority of the focus has been on fundraising. The community has become unwelcoming and racially divided, and input is only received from select parents. Though this option is better than a public school, it isn't much.