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K-8|Private
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This school effectively supports students with learning differences:
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Supports LD students: Neutral


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This varies greatly depending on the teacher

Teacher effectiveness: Neutral


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I was once very happy with this school, in fact I wrote a glowing review a few years ago. I went there and loved it as a student so it seemed like a perfect choice when my children were ready for school. In the years since my oldest started kindergarten the school has gone down hill at record speed. The current principal does a horrible job, has very poor communication skills, doesn't listen to parent concerns and basically shuts you out. They claim to offer a great education at a bargain price however they do not offer what other area schools do. There is no music program, only the older kids (grade 7-8) get use of the science lab. Only kids in grade 6+ do any meaningful work in Spanish class (my oldest child in grade 5 goes to Spanish 2 times a week and they watch videos.....waste of time). They have invested in a robot but it's only for the Kindergarten class to use and I'm sure it's more of a tool to try to get new families in the door. Enrollment is crazy low (average class size is 15 kids with only 1 class per grade in most classes, Kindergarten is only 9 kids). The tout that smaller class sizes are great, and that would be true if there were at least 2 classes per grade but only 15 kids per grade on average is not normal or healthy for social development. We can not wait for the year to end and have our kids move on to a better. It's such a shame that the school has gone downhill the way it has. The principal Mrs. Cahalane really doesn't belong in school administration. Also if you look at their website there are only 2 testimonials and one is from the principal's daughter.......not really a ringing endorsement of many happy families.



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Our family loves Holy Family School. The children receive an excellent education. They are taught about God and respect for everyone and everything. From Kindergarten up they mold each child to be responsible, caring, loving and wonderful human beings. My second grader prints better than most 4, 5, and 6th graders that attend public schools. The Maria Family

Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


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The teachers are all very special, nurturing people. They encourage each child to excel academically. Our daughter is going into the third grade and can't wait for school to begin.


Amount of homework: Agree


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At the time I attended, the amount of homework was appropriate. I was able to smoothly transition into a private high school, which was very demanding. I felt well-prepared.

Develops character: Strongly agree


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As a student, I was encouraged to be kind to others and respect everyone, no matter what their station in life.



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I LOVE THIS SCHOOL! I have 3 children a Holy Family, and I could not be happier! While no school is perfect, this is as close as it gets. Top notch education, wonderful teachers, and great kids. thank you Holy Family from the bottom of my heart!!!!




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What was once a wonderful, Catholic School, is now in ruins. They adopted the Common Core Curriculum under current weak and inexperienced leadership and give only what is required by Mass State curriculum, no more. They have fallen away from the true Catholic tradition and teach watered down faith (occasionally). Communication is terrible and principal does not respond to concerns or requests. If you are looking for an aggressive curriculum with faith-filled Catholic teaching (no excuses), look further. St Francis is another choice.



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Such a shame; this school has deteriorated in the years since my daughter was in kindergarten. Terrible leadership in Mrs Cahalane, couldn't be more disappointed. The focus of the school should be on building up technology, but I've seen the school shy from it. Enrollment continues to drop, and I wouldn't be surprised if the archdiocese closed it.

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