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PK-8
Private
Orlando, FL
Students enrolled: 653
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5129 South Apopka Vineland Road
Orlando, FL 32819

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(407) 876-9344
(407) 876-8775
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June 15, 2015
I can give a unique perspective on this wonderful school. I have had 2-children lucky enough to have attended Holy Family Catholic School. It has been nothing short of a blessing! From Principal Sister Dorothy's unwavering love and guidance to the top-notch academics, my children were ready to meet life's challenges with faith and confidence. My children have also attended public school in Orlando and I am a huge advocate for that side of the scholastic spectrum. But there is no doubt, on many levels, Holy Family is far superior. I can also tell you how impressed I am from a vantage point behind the scenes. I am now working as the Marketing & Promotions Director for this school and it is the easiest job I have ever had. Believing in your "product" makes "selling" it so simple. The truth is powerful and I can tell you without a doubt, look no further than Holy Family Catholic School to help shape your children's spiritual and academic future!

- submitted by a parent

September 09, 2014
This is our fifth year in Holy Family and we love it! Class sizes may be larger than some other private schools, but there is discipline and a healthy respect for authority, so the class size has never been an issue for us. SIster Dorothy is truly a saint and goes out of her way to have personal interaction with the children and families. Everyone is made to feel special in the "Holy Family family." There is a Christ-centered philosophy combined with excellence in academics and athletic opportunities for all skill levels. Parents are encouraged to volunteer - much more so in the younger grades. Volunteering is a lot of fun and we find that it helped us get to know the classmates of our children. HFCS is a great school that we recommend without hesitation.

- submitted by a parent

January 18, 2012
This is our first year at Holy Family and we love it! Though the Nov 17, 2011 posting has nuggets of truth, it is slanted by a jilted parent. My son's class is 25 kids strong but there are 2 teachers in the class and only 2 classes per grade. Kids fall in line when they walk to the cafeteria and are taught to keep their hands to themselves. I love that my son is learning to discipline himself in public. Each family is required to volunteer 20 hours per year or pay for their volunteer hours. As a full-time working mom, it's very difficult to meet this requirement but it's such a great opportunity! I've volunteered during recess, lunch and special activities. It's such a treat to have the teacher open up her classroom for parents! As for the church envelopes, we go once a month and only donate what we can afford. We are not targeted nor have we been asked to leave. Any tuition is expensive when compared to public schools but when compared to other private schools, Holy Family is one of the least expensive. One great thing about Holy Family is that they are not FCAT driven. Kids don t learn to be excellent test takers, they learn for knowledge and for the joy of learning.

- submitted by a parent

November 17, 2011
The school is very clean and well kept. Security is good. The classes are very large, my child had 36 kids in class, which is unacceptable amount of kids for a private school especially for the amount of money we have to pay. Kids do not get the proper attention cause of it and they are ignored. The kids are also treated like robots, they can't talk anywhere in the school, even during recess they are limited, which is only 15mins, they can only talk quietly and not move around like normal kids. It's ridiculous cause these are children they need to move and be kids. The school is always forcing parents to "volunteer" and if you don't you have to pay the school $500. Everything is money with this school, constantly asking for money. Even the parent background check is $50 where other school is usually $35 for the exact same service, exactly the same. If they see you don t give enough money in the church envelops you will become a target and they will find a way to either get you to donate more money or get you out of the school. Everything in this school is about money and the school image than the children. The parent review submitted 2/11/2011 is exactly right!

- submitted by a parent

May 11, 2011
Holy Family is a warm and caring community. Sister Dorothy is an absolutely WONDERFUL principal. We love her and she really cares about every child. Three of our children attended and have thrived academically, spiritually, and socially. We've always felt welcomed and at home. We've made some really great friends over the years that are like family. It has been a home away from home and we call it our "Holy Family family!"...

- submitted by a parent

February 02, 2011
The classes are very large & it seemed that the school was constantly relying on parents to volunteer in order to be able to have enough coverage for anything from PE to Computer lab & even though every parent is screened I still had my misgiving over parents assuming roles that should be filled by licensed educators.I love parental involvement but at times it seemed more that it was a school "NEED" due to lack of staff. The homerooms "moms" seem to be the same cliques every year, and are not very open, or welcoming.If you are new to this area,or refuse to play the society game this can be a very cold atmosphere for your child since in turn they will be excluded socially.

- submitted by a parent

May 18, 2010
Excellent school! I have had 3 children at HF since 1996 - present continuously. Now one is @ MIT & another @ Ga.Tech [Honors program]. Sr. Dorothy -the principal- is very caring & competent; the teachers are above average, some even outstanding! Children are viewed as 'whole persons', not just as students. As a result, the caliber of graduates exceeds expectations. A great place to grow up at!

- submitted by a parent

September 07, 2009
This school is great. It is a blue ribbon school that strives for excellency. My children love it and I as a parent am satisfied with the curriculum, the extra curricular activities and sports, and most importantly the Christ centered environment and all the catholic values.

- submitted by a parent

May 04, 2009
A Fantastic School! The children are gaining not only knowledge from the great teachers but also confidence as individuals. We continue to feel blessed that our children are able to attend such a wonderful school. They are gaining a solid foundation in their education.

- submitted by a parent

December 08, 2008
It's a great school,my kids enjoy going to school everyday .Discipline is important and I like it.The school is very clean .It'a a blue ribbon school and I am happy I have my children there.The parents volunteer,The students works are displayed,the principal likes to interact with students,teachers and parents,she is very confident.Students act respectfully toward each other in class.And the facilities are well maintained.It's safe.

- submitted by a parent

July 21, 2008
This is a fantastic school, with wonderful caring teachers. Although class sizes are large, the kids seem to get the most out of a school day. Excellence is encouraged and help given to those who need it. Extra curriculars keep this a family environment.

- submitted by a parent

November 07, 2007
I love my school! It is a great school and I wouldn't go anywhere else even if I had a choice! Holy Family is a great Catholic environment for all children. If you want your child to get a great education while having fun and growing in their Catholic faith every step of the way, this is the school for you! Parents can volunteer too!

- submitted by a student

April 25, 2007
Our first year, and our girls just love Holy Family! They really do all they can in order to see your child succeed. If we weren't moving, we'd probably attend again next year.

- submitted by a parent

April 08, 2006
I think in the EEC the children are prepared very well to step into the 'big school'. The teachers are very involved and caring and small class sizes benefit the child to fully appreciate their first exposure to religious education. I am amazed at how much they learn at such a small age.

- submitted by a parent

January 29, 2006
Great school, all around community is friendly. Teachers are great, sometimes learn high school level material. Sports, and extracurricular activities are great. Great events and celebrations such as drug free week and catholic school's week.

- submitted by a student

February 19, 2005
I have two children at Holy Family and firstly, they love the school. More importantly, my husband and I see our children thriving academically and socially. The teachers we have experienced are great - patient with the children, caring and are very knowledgeable, experienced teachers. The school offers many appealing extras with the Spanish being taught, team sports, band, chorus and many extra curricular activities that are available to the kids. It's a great school and our family is very happy to be a part of Holy Family.

- submitted by a parent

December 17, 2004
The large class sizes are the only drawback to this wonderful Catholic school.

- submitted by a parent

April 02, 2004
Outstanding school! My oldest child has been at Holy Family in the original kindergarten! He is now graduating 8th grade! I have never had one single compliant! Superior school! Great parent invlovement! There are even parent to parent classes so all parents can understand their children!

- submitted by a parent

August 27, 2003
Sister Dorothy really cares about the students. They teachers are always willing to try new things and get involved with the students on all levels. It is a great school!

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2003
A very good school with exceptional parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent

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Holy Family Catholic School
5129 South Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando, FL  32819
(407) 876-9344
Last modified Holy Family Catholic School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Holy Family Catholic School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top