My daughter goes to Holy Family and we all love the school. The teachers are very well-trained and are very good teachers. The teachers are well liked by the students also. The principal is very hands on and is ever present to the students and encourages them to have respect for teachers, themselves and parents. 98% of graduating 8th graders are going to the High School of their choice. The school has an almost brand new science lab, computer lab and library. There is a hot lunch program, sports and other after school clubs, and before and after school care at a reasonable rate.
This is our family's 4th year at the school and we couldn't be happier. This year HFS became the largest feeder school into Presentation High School and had the largest number of acceptances to date in to Bellarmine. The valedictorian at Archbishop Mitty this year is a past HFS graduate. The principal from Valley Christian has repeatedly complimented our graduates on their academic achievements, well-roundedness and attitude. Truly a terrific school as evidenced by the success of our graduates following their years at HFS.
This is the first year that I have my 2 children enrolled in Holy Family School. I am very happy and impressed with the caring Principle and the very responsive staffs. Both of my kids (one in first grade and other in 4th grade) are happy with their teachers. They are treated with great care and love which they don't quite have it at their previous school. Lots of encouragements are given to the students so it make a great learning motivation for young kids. I am very satisfied and happy with Holy Family School; and would not hesitate to recommend HFS to all parents. Needless to say, the school 's facilities are fabulous! Yes, HFS got all my votes!
I am so pleased our son attends Holy Family school. He receives a faith based education and is encouraged to reach his highest potential on a daily basis. Fabulous teachers, passionate principal, wonderful office staff and a community of parent volunteers that are second to none. Holy Family gets at A+!
Great community, dedicated teachers and staff, major involvement by parents, strong academics, emphasis on Christian values.
We have been a part of the Holy Family community for 3 years. As a family ,we did extensive research on the best private school both academically as well as the community of the school. From the beginning we were extremely impressed with both aspects. The administrative staff as well as the teachers are strong as well as caring , we could not ask for anything better. The Parent Teacher Group is extremely active and truly has great communication with the administration therefore issues and concerns are addressed immediately. Overall,this is an excellent school with caring and loving teachers, the school has open houses all year long or just schedule a private tour to find out how wonderful this school truly is. Good luck!
Academics are ok, lower than what we expected for a private school. Math and Science for 6-8th grade level extremely poor. They offer a wide variety of extracurricular activities. The daycare staff is wonderful!
Holy Family School is the best school for me. The staff is friendly, the students are welcoming, and the academics are outstanding. The community is sympathetic and understanding. It fit my lifestyle perfectly, my parents were able to be helping even in the back of their own child's classroom! The extracurricular activities were amazing. I am able to join in things such as choir, ministry of movement, altar serving, chess club, homework club, spanish, safety patrol, girl scouts, boy scouts, student council, National Junior Honor Society, art vista, basketball, volleyball, softball, football, track and field, and several community service opportunitiesw. For me, the best thing was the Catholic community, growing up morals and values help me become a more responsible young adult. It helped my faith grow along with my love for Jesus. In this community I have grown up to be the best I ever could be! Go class '07!
We chose Holy Family because it creates a small community-like atmosphere in an otherwise big city. The prinicipal is pationate and involved, much like all the faculty. Along with a Christian atmosphere, there is discipline along with accoplishments beyond academics. We are greatful to have found this community.
Overall Holy Family is a very good school. Their academic and religious programs are good. They are lacking in extracurricular activities. One of the best qualities is the sense of community and family you get. It is a wonderful supportive safe environment for the kids to learn in. Parent involvment is high. Great School.
The school academic programs overall is just OK. Teacher is very slow or no respond back to parents questions or concerns. The quarterly progress report didn't provide the individual subject grade. Parents need to wait until the report card send home to know their kids grade and how they do at school. School doesn't have a qualify Spanish teacher to teach Spanish class for 7th & 8th students. A lot of parents complained and gave input, but no action or change for the last 2 years. If you're looking for Private Catholic school in San Jose area, I don't really recommend this school.
WOnderful school!! My son went the Almanden Prep for five years. I was told he was lazy but turns out one month into Holy Family they found out he had a learning disbaility. I am thankfull every day that I moved him to Holy Family. If it wern't for them my son would still be struggling..
Holy Family belives in it's community. Every family must volunteer a miniumum of 40 hours and many go above and beyond. It is believed that a involved parent is beneficial to the growth of the child. I for one am a true believer. The office staff from secretary to principal know every child and makes each one feel special. This is truly a caring community. The academics in the early grades seem to be similar to those at the public school level and move up from there.
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