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Holy Family Elementary School

Private | K-8 | 263 students


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Posted June 8, 2014

Their 8th grade graduation was a superb way of honoring our children. The graduates seemed to have been really prepared and the high schools the students are going to are fantastic! High calibre, intellectual kids from the Grade School of HF!!! The student of the year speech was very respectful of all his teachers. "Once a bulldog...will always be a bulldog!" Marvelous ending.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 24, 2014

10 reviews all submitted on February 19? I suspect an organized campaign to raise the school's star rating.
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Posted March 9, 2014

What I love about HFGS Decathlon is growing closer to my fellow decathletes and alternates. Spending every afternoon studying with the team had created such a strong bond between all of us. Also, we've had an incredible amount of support from our outstanding principal, our coaches who help us every day, the parents, and our priests who have continuously blessed us.

Posted March 7, 2014

Being in the Holy Family Gade School has been an enjoyable experience. You improve academically and enjoy the decathlon with the Alternates and Decathletes around you. Many have supported us and prayed for us, and we thank you for it.

Posted March 7, 2014

This is my second year in the Academic Junior High Decathlon Team. I would like to acknowledge my decathlete, Marylu Eapen. She has give all her effect through this academic journey. Also, our AJHD coach, Ms. Ruta, our principal, Ms. Suelto, and the parents have supported us in these past few months.

Posted March 7, 2014

Being a part of the decathlon team at Holy Family Grade School was an amazing experience. This is my second year being a decathlete at Holy Family and I have received 3rd place twice. My principal, coaches, teachers, priests, teammates, and alternate have been so supportive and really prepared me for the competition. Overall, decathlon is a wonderful chance to showcase our abilities and come together as a school.

Posted March 7, 2014

This is my first year here at Holy Family and it's been very fun so far. I am the Math Decathlete for the school and I would like to thank my alternate Matthew, teachers, coaches, and priests for their support. A Special thanks to our coach who stayed long hours quizzing helping us win 1st place in super quiz and 6th place overall.

Posted March 7, 2014

When I got into the Academic Decathlon at Holy Family, I had the opportunity to showcase my abilities. In doing so, we got 1st in Super Quiz and 6th overall out of 112 schools. This experience was not like any other and we couldn't do it without the support of our coach, Mrs. Ofelia Ruta, our priests, and last but not the least, our principal, Ms. Fidela Suelto.

Posted March 7, 2014

Competing with my fellow decathletes at the Academic Junior High Decathlon was an amazing experience. Our parents, our teachers, our principal, Miss Suelto, our priests, and our coach, Ms. Ruta, supported us from the very beginning all the way to the competition. The hard work paid off and we placed 1st in Super Quiz, 2nd in Religion, 3rd in Fine Arts, and 6th overall.

Posted March 3, 2014

I have had the experience of being in two different private schools. Holy Family is different in the sense that you can clearly see and feel where all the fundraising goes, and there is transparency. True there are fund raisings, and projects that involves a lot of money, but these are for the children. To have a conjucive environment for studying and to offer the best faculty and support staff, it involves investing some monetary amount. But these investments yields in the form of what the children learn, and what they are able to achieve. I love HFGS and so does my daughter, everyone is given a chance to explore their strength, given opportunities to grow, not just a select few. In here, rest assured your children will be able to engage in things they love and build long lasting friendships. For those that have negative comments, i offer them these insights, sometimes we need to ask our children if they love the school or not. I know we as parents are the one paying, but, if the children does not enjoy their environment, they will not also enjoy learning. HFGS offers a wonderful learning environment and the kids know this.
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Posted February 19, 2014

This is an absolutely the topnotch school in Glendale! Go visit and have a tour of the school. They have exciting curricular programs. People are always accommodating and the teachers are carefully selected. The adults take care of the children and the children are disciplined, safe, and are highly motivated to succeed.

Posted February 19, 2014

This school has fantastic teachers that care for the students and helps them it is needed.

Posted February 19, 2014

Holy Family Grade School Glendale is a fantastic school that provides students with a great education and a variety of extra curricular activities. I am proud to show my bulldog spirit! GO BULLDOGS!

Posted February 19, 2014

What I love about Holy Family Grade School are the many extra-curriculars to take part in (choir, sports, band, robotics, etc.). The average student takes part in a minimum of two activities.

Posted February 19, 2014

My School is a wonderful environment for all faculty, staff, and students. You can feel the warmth and welcome around the school. My school is a place to learn and to feel welcome and loved around all students and staff. My school has amazing extra curriculums and our learning environment is an absolute A+!

Posted February 19, 2014

Holy Family is an awesome school. The teachers at Holy Family are very kind, friendly and enthusiastic. They teach us to be faithful and active Catholics, academically prepared, effective and confident communicators, and globally responsible citizens. Holy Family is a great learning environment and they have much to offer. They have a variety of different sports such as football, basketball, cheerleading, volleyball and many more. Students at Holy Family learn to be very courteous and respectful. I feel that this school is an amazing school.

Posted February 19, 2014

Holy Family Grade School is great because of the teachers. The teachers care for the students and want them to have a good education. Their teachers are enthusiastic and encouraging. Holy Family has a variety of extracurricular activities and many things to do for the students. Since Holy a Family is a Catholic school, they teach the student show to be a better person. Holy Family provides a great Cahtolic experience along with a great academic experience.

Posted February 19, 2014

What I love about Holy Family Grade school is that they have a great way of teaching with using the iPads.

Posted February 19, 2014

This school has great students who are very friendly and supportive along with the faculty, staff, and clergy. The extracurricular activities we have are Student Council, Sports, Technology, Robotics, Academic Junior High Decathlon, Altar Serving, Band, and Kiwanis. New students are welcomed by the faculty and students. Parents are very involved in helping our school grow, along with the students and staff.

Posted February 19, 2014

This school is the best for a great catholic education, amazing academics and after school activities and great teachers and student. But always at this school you must always remember the SLE's

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 57% 11%
White 22% 26%
Hispanic 11% 52%
Two or more races 9% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 6%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Fr. James Michael Bevacqua
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  • Roman catholic
  • NCEA


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  • Archdiocese of Los Angeles
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400 South Louise Street
Glendale, CA 91205
Phone: (818) 243-9239


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