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Holy Spirit Catholic School

Private | K-8 | 75 students

We are best known for Catholic and academic quality.

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $150,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $830.

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2011:
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Posted June 24, 2014

I can not say enough about how much we love this school. Switching to here has been the best decision my husband and I made. Every teacher has taken the time to know my children, even if they will not have them in class for years! We love that they go to rosary twice a week, Mass three times a week, and then attend the Divine Mercy Chaplet every afternoon. This is one school that you will find is not Catholic in name only. I love that my kids are teaching me things about the Catholic faith that I didn't even learn by going to Catholic school for 12 years! Finding this Church and school is the best thing that has happened to our family.
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Posted June 2, 2014

The faculty at this school are committed to providing a quality Catholic education that is accessible to all. While the academic program is strong, the teachers work to ensure each student has what he or she needs to succeed. We appreciate that our children are in small classes and get a great deal of attention from the teachers.
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Posted June 7, 2013

We love Holy Spirit School! Our daughter is looking forward to graduating next year with many kids she has been with since pre-kindergarten! We have loved our many years at Holy Spirit with our Faith integrated in everything the kids do!
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Posted January 26, 2012

I want to add to my review that this has been an exciting year at Holy Spirit. We are one of the only schools in the Archdiocese of Lansing that is growing and plans are being reviewed for a new school building. My kids are so happy here that they run into school each day and are already talking about the things they'll get to do next year. The curriculum is outstanding and the teachers are all Master's-prepared or currently pursuing their Master's degree. We love it here!
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Posted October 24, 2011

I just LOVE this school. This school is a Roman Catholic school not JUST in NAME. The Catholic values are supported. The Eucharist is respected. Respect for our faith is taught and explained to our children. I mean you can see the respect in these kids--I never learned the rosary in Catholic school, but my daughter knows it and so much more! There is true devotion here--almost perpetual adoration. The kids have mass Wed, Thurs and Fridays. The staff are really caring and believe and it really shows! My daughter is flourishing here and the staff are really very supportive. There is aftercare--which really helps us out alot since we have no family in the immediate area. We are truly blessed to have this school in our area. God Bless these teachers and the staff!
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Posted October 24, 2011

I LOVE this school! my daughter has really flourished here! I am so pleased with her progress spiritually and academically. I feel lucky to have stumbled upon a Catholic school that really teaches core Catholic values and traditional values as we hoped it would. Christ is really palpable at this school and it shows in the actions of the students and how they respect the Eucharist and each other. I would send my child here til she graduates from 8th grade.
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Posted September 12, 2011

The first thing that you will notice at Holy Spirit is the joy in the students. It shows in the classrooms, in the church, at recess, and at home. This is surely the result of Christ-centered instruction, a superb staff headed by an exemplary principal, and a culture that nourishes Christian virtues. And it is not just their souls that benefit; the education alone is first-class! Students are well-prepared for higher education. My children have really advanced academically since transferring to Holy Spirit. There are many good reasons that explain why this school is growing while others are, unfortunately, struggling. This is a truly amazing place to learn! Put aside any doubts or fears...you owe it to your children to schedule a tour.
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Posted September 8, 2011

I am so glad that we found Holy Spirit School. I couldn't ask for a better teacher/student ratio, a discipline policy that is enforced, and a principal that expects the best from her students and staff. In addition, the students have a deeper understanding of the Catholic Faith. I couldn't imagine sending my children anywhere else. Thank you Holy Spirit!
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Posted February 2, 2011

My son was sad, angry and mean at life and school. We needed to find a school that would put God first with an excellent academic program. This was it. Out of all the schools out there, Holy Spirit is the only one that has these mastered. The small class size and the one on one teacher interaction, while putting God first, helped my son be happy, empowered, and holy. Thank you, Holy Spirit.
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Posted March 23, 2010

I have had my children at Holy Spirit for the past eight years and love it. The student / teacher ratio is fantastic and the children get lots of personal attention. Holy Spirit also does a great job at spiritual development from Pre-K to 8th grade. The principal and staff are also all very kind and professional.
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Posted September 20, 2008

Holy Spirit is an authentically catholic school where my children are being developed in body, mind and soul collectively! While academically superior, my children are being nurtured in their faith, which is very important to me.
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Posted September 19, 2008

We couldn't be happier with our decision to send our child to Holy Spirit. The positive environment is helping our child grow socially, academically, and spiritually. The teachers and administration are fantastic and it is obvious that they truly care about the kids.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 69%
Multiracial 7% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
African-American 0% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 6%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Ms. Anna Piccirillo
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  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman catholic
Fax number
  • (810) 231-6129

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  • French

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  • Diocese of Lansing
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  • Holy Spirit Catholic School is founded on the educational philosophy that faith, culture and life need to come into harmony, in order to positively influence our society and educate the minds, bodies and souls of our children. We are committed to motivating our youth to strive for excellence in their pursuit of knowledge and virtue.
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Father Gabriel Richard Catholic High School (Ann Arbor)
Detroit Catholic Central High School (Novi)
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