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Holy Family Regional School

Private | PK-8 | 945 students

 
 

 
 

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Posted Sunday, July 6, 2014

As a parent who just bought a house in Rochester and who strongly wants my kids to attend a top Catholic school, the posts on January 16 and October 26 very much concern me. I also noticed the church service just after July 4 made no mention of America, placed America the Beautiful after another closing song so the priest never made any recognition of the event (he had already left), and the priest dropped (practically threw) the Eucharist into my hands without looking at me when he made the drop (did it have anything to do with my patriotic pin?). I also notice HFS has Common Core books, unlike many Catholic schools. Can anyone comment on whether the new administration is taking the school along the progressive education path? Can anyone conform or allay my concerns? Advance thanks!


Posted February 18, 2014

Holy Family School has been a great place for my children to grow both spiritually and academically. The teachers are very dedicated to the children and I feel like my children have learned so much in their short time at the school. The reading program in the lower levels really addresses the needs of each student. Parents are encouraged to be involved and they help make the schools many programs operate smoothly. We are very happy to be a part of a nice community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2014

We have two children attending Holy Family and we couldn't have made a better choice! The parent involvement here is much greater than what we've seen at other nearby schools. The school provides such a warm and welcoming environment for both parents and students. We have always experienced great communication through our teachers and other staff members. The school sends out daily emails to all parents regarding upcoming events and daily news. Academically and spiritually, our children have grown. Our children both love it here and we couldn't feel more blessed to be part of such a great, close-knit learning environment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2014

HFRS provides my children with a wonderful environment to grow academically, socially and spiritually. The teachers are so helpful and loving. Their are programs to help students who need more of a challenge through the talent development program as well as a program to help younger children in reading if they need it. We are so blessed to have found Holy Family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2014

We have two Children at Holy Family North Campus and have been here for 3 years. Although we live in a very strong school system (Rochester where I did attend school myself) we wouldn't consider sending our Children to the public elementary after our experience here. Academically both schools both our public school and HFRS are very good, however, what makes HFRS unique is the family enviroment. Even after such a short time I know almost all 90+ children in my eldests grade as well as the parents. I spend a lot of time in the school and find the children to be happy and well behaved. The parents help to establish a real sense of community and want to be involved. I also like that my kids are learning there is more to things like Holidays other than just presents, that they need to give back and help others, and they need to be respectful to all and celebrate every individuals unique gifts. No matter which High School we choose public or private I truly believe HFRS will provide them an amazing foundation for there future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2014

Our family has been an active part of HFRS for seven years. Our three children have individually thrived spiritually and academically. We experienced one year of Rochester public schools and were very disappointed. We have been pleased with the transparency of leadership at both North and South campuses. Despite recent staff changes, academic excellence, discipline and religious foundation remain strong. Middle school has been an academic challenge and we accept this challenge in preparation for high school and beyond. Great place to be!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2014

As a parent of this school, I would like to respond to the review posted January 15, 2014. Communication between the school and parents is very transparent. Not only can we tap into our daily FOFTY but also our on-line Fundamentals twice a month, daily media updates, and our HFRS website. My understanding as to the reason the Spanish teacher left was due to a higher paying position in a public school. In order to keep the cost of tuition down, Holy Family, like many other private schools, find a more affordable option by using shared services with public schools. That is a great idea. There is no loss of our Catholic identity. We are a very faith-filled community. For the first tme ever, our students are going to Mass once a week instead of twice per month!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2014

We have been at Holy Family for a few years now and are very happy. We are very pleased with the academics. We feel Holy Family really pushes the children, and that is very important to us. The parent involvement is wonderful and it really feels like a small community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2014

My son is thriving at HFRS! We started him in Kindergarten through the UCS system. We were happy with their academic program, however, we did not feel a sense of community. This was very important to my husband and I for our boys to experience. So the following year we made the switch to HF and had our son repeat Kindergarten. We saw an immediate change in our child - he seemed so content! He was happy with his friends, teachers, school and, most importantly, himself. His confidence has grown by leaps and bounds and the nurturing and loving environment at HF has played a big part in his growth. As parents, we could not be any happier with our choice to send him here. We know he is getting a solid education in a faith-based community. Our youngest son starts next year and he is excited to be a part of such a wonderful "family!"
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2014

Devastated to see what was once an exemplary school with a strong spiritual base turning into a private, secular environment. A perfect example of the current administration - that essentially kicked two wonderful religious women out of our school last year - is what occurred with a Spanish teacher this year. Our S. Campus Spanish teacher left this fall and was replaced with a public school teacher. The students were in the middle of learning a prayer. When the new teacher was put in place, the prayer STOPPED. No explanation, nothing. The lack of communication at this school is ridiculous to stay the least. We have had a serious decline in enrollment over the past few years and the school, admittedly, has not conducted "exit interviews". Last year, the staff turnover was extraordinary. That speaks volumes! Don't be too fooled by the recent wonderful reviews as parents were asked at a school meeting to provide exemplary reviews. If you truly feel that way - wonderful, but if your reasoning is we just simply must accept what is happening and believe our administration has our best interests, you deserve everything this school becomes over the coming years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2013

We have two children at HFRS, one at North Campus and one at South Campus. Our experience at HFRS has been nothing but great. We have had wonderful teachers and our kids have been challenged in positive ways. There are great support staff personnel at both ends of the learning scale. There are lots of opportunities for extracurricular involvement for both students and parents. You really get a sense of family at the school. Best of all, kids are learning to put Jesus into their daily lives. Seeing an all-school mass will really warm your heart!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2013

We have a 2nd grader at Holy Family and second our second child will start Kindergarten next year. Our oldest started Kindergarten in Utica Community Schools. UCS was OK, but it lacked a sense of community and did not have quite the academic rigor we were looking for. We switched after the year and repeated Kindergarten. At Holy Family, the teaching assistance in every class, breakdown into reading classes, and warm, welcoming environment were a stark contrast to our experience in UCS. Over our 2 1/2 years at Holy Family, we have been thrilled with the education, school environment and community of families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2013

Holy Family has provided a strong academic and spiritual foundation for my children. We have been blessed to have had this choice for our children. HFRS offers an academic challenge and sense of community that is second to none. We have chosen to embrace the rigor and encouraged participation in the various extracurricular opportunities that HFRS offers (from the arts to sports). We are confident that our children will be well prepared for high school especially after learning the systematic organization methods and homework/project time-management techniques taught and expected of the students. Students are expected to be responsible, accountable, and interactive citizens. Again, we are blessed to have had this school choice, and have made life long friendships along the way as have the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2013

I have two children at HFRS, one at North campus and one at South campus. I am happy to say the school has been our second home for 6 years and counting. The parents are supportive of each other with the same interests including but not limited to a solid higher education for our children and a foundation of faith. My children are very happy with the friends they have made and the teachers and staff who not only teach them but also who love and care for them. The curriculum is challenging for both kids and the life lessons they are learning will help them grow to be leaders in our community. We feel very blessed to be able to give them such a strong foundation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2013

I have two children who attend Holy Family. We will not be sending them next year. At South Campus there is a complete disconnect with parents and a general lack of communication or care. Our current South Campus teacher is horrible and i generally get the feeling that she doesn't like children.. She should retire.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2013

I would like to let all parents know that not all of the Holy Family teachers are catholic school teachers. In the 2013-2014 school year they began to outsource teachers from the public school system. They let long time experiencedl catholic teachers go to save money. But at whose expense? Just be sure this is what you want for your child.


Posted October 8, 2013

I believe that Holy Family has great teachers. They are devoted to the students, and while a teacher can have a bad day, overall, Holy Family has the best. Middle school is not as difficult as the one commenter stated (withdrew last year), if your priority is to complain and put extracurricular activities in front of learning, then it was good that you left. Those comments regarding the new principal, he is going to do as the diocese advises, and being part of a catholic community that is what we must accept. Too much complaining, and not enough volunteering...are you a parent that's part of the problem? Sad to hear nothing but negative complaining, be adults and be part of the solution!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2013

Wonderful! The school is a great place. The administration and teachers are caring, and they place the children first and foremost. Well worth every dime spent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2013

I went to holy family from 1-8th grade. I can honestly say I LOVED IT. I met so many great kids and I loved the staff. Sister karen made our year amazing and I really do wish I could have one more day at the school. Kids are nice, teachers are great, homework is reasonable and sports are good. I would recommend lacrosse :D 5 Stars for hofo. I can honestly say I did love this school and would never have wanted to switch. Yes it is expensive, but i'm glad i got to experience hofo. I go to Adams now and I can say it put me ahead of the game. I have a 3.3 gpa so im pretty average but holy family defiantly did do a good job prepping us. Go wildcats haha!


Posted June 17, 2013

As a product of parochial education, we have chosen to sacrifice and enroll our children at HFRS. I have discovered the education to be challenging and progressive. As an involved parent, the current administration headed by Mr. Meyer's has provided an excellent pathway to the future for our children to be successful. Adaptation of the common core with the addition of much needed technology will provide our children with the tools and knowledge to compete with their peers as they head onto high school and college. Combining curriculum with faith based education is a program that is unbeatable. My husband and I are highly satisfied with the quality of education and faith being taught to our children. We will continue to be faithful supporters of HFRS, it is a first rate school.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 69%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Hispanic 2% 6%
African-American 1% 19%
Multiracial 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Jon Myers
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • 248.299.3798
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman Catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (248) 670-0320

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Religious
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Students in RCS District
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Parent center
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Archdiocese of Detroit
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
More from this school
  • Holy Family Regional School will deliver a premiere educational environment that fosters academic excellence, critical thinking, leadership and values. Through diverse and content- rich opportunities, classes, and programs, Holy Family children will be equipped with a solid foundation for their future endeavors.
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What are your chances?

Students typically come from these schools
St. Mary of the Hills Pre-school
various pre-schools

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$4000 - $6000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Notre Dame Prep
Various Catholic High Schools
Various Public High Schools
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2633 John R Rd
Rochester Hills, MI 48307
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Phone: (248) 299-3798

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