Holy Family Catholic School

Private | PK-8 | 198 students


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Posted Monday, April 14, 2014

It saddens me to say that we are extremely disappointed with HFCS. The education is definitely not worth the expense, as mentioned in the previous post. With only one teacher instructing in a single grade or subject, the lack of choice is painful since many of the teachers are very weak. Parent involvement is high because volunteer hours are mandatory or must be paid for. A core group of parents seems to run the school - or acts as if it does. I am optimistic that the new principal will make badly needed improvements, but I am certain those improvents will not happen in time to benefit my children Lots of reading the book, answering questions from the book, taking the test out of the book. Teachers are awful about communicating with parents. Plenty of talk about partnering with parents but that seems to mean showing up at conferences, listening to the teacher, making sure kids do their homework and writing checks. If a subject is too easy or difficult for your child, don't expect accommodation. Teachers listen and nod and do what they've always done. We're very eager for this year to be over.
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Posted January 7, 2014

Lots of busy work/worksheets and not a good phonics program in early grades. My child missed out on proper sound blends and was not challenged. Mediocre education and honestly feel it is not worth paying for. Sorry, just being honest.
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Posted July 24, 2010

Holy Family Cathoic School is awesome!! The highly qualified staff, dedicated parents and local community have teamed up to provide students with wonderful faith-based educational experience. Students are challenged to think, learn and serve others. We are so thankful that our children were blessed with the opportunity to attend and graduate from Holy Family!
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Posted September 10, 2009

Great school!!! This school has made its mission to incorporate students, teachers and parents. This team atmosphere is perfect to ensure the students success. Teachers challenge students to do their personal best.
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Posted August 20, 2008

I can't say enough good things about this school. The education is top notch, the facilities are very nice and the teachers are very caring and involved. I would pay even more tuition if I had to to keep my daughter here.
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Posted April 5, 2006

Holy Family is a wonderful school with an abundance of parental support. This school focuses on academics, discipline, respecting others and stewardship. The facility is in a brand new building (as of 2004) and is beautiful. I highly recommend this school to everyone.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 94% 80%
Asian 2% N/A
Hispanic 2% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 3%
Black 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% N/A
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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3005 W Kathleen Ave
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
Phone: (208) 765-4327


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