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PK-8
Private
Bronx, NY
Students enrolled: 320
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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2169 Blackrock Avenue
Bronx, NY 10472

(718) 863-7280
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November 27, 2014
Holy Family School is a school where a child can express themselves. Teachers are strict in disipline but want their students to grow up to be sucessful. Mrs. Claire LaTempa principal, cares about the students of HFS and here at HFS we have VERY talented students. WE have Choir , the 26 best voices of the 5-8 th grade, Basketball the best basketball players of grades 6-8. And Drama, the 20 best actors/actress of grades 4-8. This school is a GREAT place for your child to start.

- submitted by a community member
August 29, 2013
As a graduate of Holy Family and a parent of a current student, I can say it has been consistent with regards to teaching moral, values, respect and discipline to the students. You won't get that kind of education at a Public School. As far as education I think it is average due to the fact that classes are smaller and the students are no longer separated according to skill level. My child has done well and is an honors student.

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2013
the principal of holy family is not very professional in dealing with matters of children and there family.my son had issues adjusting to a new environment and instead of the principal trying to find out was causing this problem since he did not experience this before in daycare.She decided within two weeks of him being in school to just kick him out. Shame,shame on her that she is leading a catholic school for kids, where is the concern and involvement for your student body.Can you imagine if every principal ran there school like that,who gives up on a child so easily? Someone who truly doesnt care about children or someone who does not have any and can not understand the feeling of a parent when they want the best for there child and a school can not provide help or resources.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2012
I have two children here in the fifth and seventh grades and they have been here since pre-k/kindergarten. Is the school perfect? no. However, they create an enviorment where students are able to focus and learn by stressing proper conduct. I would take this school over a NYC public middle school any day. Parents and teachers have to work hand in hand to educate the students. And when problems do arise (as they will at any school) we address them quickly. I'm proud to say my kids attend here.

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2012
Five Stars for Holy Family for providing safety & a clean environment. Unfortunately when it comes to principal she's more concerned with money than she is with the quality of education the children should be getting. During the 2010-2011 school year my child's 3rd Grade teacher was out on leave for most of the year & her replacements were mostly parent volunteers!! Because of this most of my child's classmates were unprepared for the 4th Grade along & the ELA exams they were required to take. No my child didn't have to repeat the 4th grade this year nor was summer school a requirement but the majority of the 2011-2012 4th Grade class has mandatory summer school.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2012
Ms. De Leon was the worst teacher every. My son is still haunted four years later by the treatment he received by this teacher. The principal did nothing to address my concers. I wouldn't waste my money sending my child to this school. What a horrible experience my child had at Holy Family! He still talks about it to this day!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2012
I smell a rat! Some of these comments are bogus, and are obviously written by the employees of Holy Family. "the principal is one of a kind she is the most patient and gracious person I ever met. Give me a break. Quit with the fake reviews.

- submitted by a community member
November 04, 2011
This school has undergone a lot of changes over the past few years. Some good, some bad. Overall however, the school is a great place for the students. The teachers are helpful and available. The principal is extremely nice. Enrollment has been dropping in this school, but it must be because of the economy not the atmosphere because the school is a good choice to send a student.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2011
Holy Family School does a great job providing a safe, clean environment for learning. The teachers are dedicated and the principal cares about her school. I am happy sending my daughter to this school and feel safe about my decision.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2010
I have been with Holy Family school in the Bronx since 1993. All 4 of my children have gone and are still enrolled there. My husband & I are very happy with education that our children are getting & have gotten. We highly recommend this school to other families.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2010
This used to be a great school but for the past 3 years it has been going down hill. Principal plays favorites

- submitted by a parent
December 02, 2009
This school is excellent and the students are very bright but i cant find a website to check about it and they collect enough money to hav one

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 03, 2009
Staff is great and I feel school provides a safe environment for my child.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2009
I'm a former student of Holy Family School, and am now in my third year of college. I must admit I agree with another member who posted that said that Holy Family left him/her unprepared when they entered high school. The same thing happened with me especially in math, english, and music. It took me a long time to catch up. Some teachers were average, some strict, and others too lenient, where children ruled the class and I learned nothing all year. Mrs. Latempa was great.. and i'm sure she still is, but the bottom line is that Holy family was a waste of my mother's money. The only thing you're paying for is uniforms, and a safer environment. I have fond memory of friends, but poor memory of the teachers. The school could have changed since i've been there, but I doube it has changed by much.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 18, 2009
Holy Family School have excellent teachers. The school is always clean and the students are well-behave. They offer great education and they have a safe and happy environment. Is the best school in the Bronx. They listen to the kids problems and try to solved them. Students have the best discipline and education. They have good comunication between parents and teachers. The students become independent and learn how to be better students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 18, 2009
HFS is the best! There's lots of awesome teachers and students. Our school also has a good learning environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 18, 2009
The teachers are wonderful and very helpful they are very patient with the children and the principal is one of a kind she is the most patient and gracious person I ever met.. she nows all her students by name and she greets them all the same the kids love her very much Holy Family School is the best....

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 17, 2009
Our school is the best! Our principal knows every student by first and last name and what grade they are in. Also she knows if they have a sibling in the school and what grade they're in as well. She's amazing.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 17, 2009
I love Holy Family, because it provides a get education for my kids and other peoples kids. They are very caring and willing to help any and everyone.

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2009
Holy Family School is great. All the teachers know the children, whether they're in the lower or upper grades. The curriculum guarantees that the student meets their own high potential while at the same time fostering creativity and individualism.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating July 27, 2009
This is my son's fourth year at Holy Family. I think the school is very good and Mrs. LaTempa is excellent. One of the things that I like about is the family setting.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2009
My son is in 5th grade and so far I am very happy with my son's education.

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
December 23, 2008
I have 2 kids in Holy Family School, my daughter is a third-grader and ever since pre-k the quality of education and teacher involvement has been awesome. There's quite alot of parent-teacher interaction which I love about the school. The principal, Mrs. LaTempa is the best, keep up the good work!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 24, 2008
Great Pre-K program, Ms Conty and Ms Alecia and Ms Montalvo are PHENOMINAL. My child LOVE them. Great job ladies. They treat each kids as if they are their own children can't ask for more,my child looks forward to go to school because of these ladies.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
September 13, 2008
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- submitted by a student
June 10, 2008
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- submitted by a student
March 23, 2008
I'm a former student of Holy Family, and I must say my education left me unprepared to compete competitively in my initial years at High School. Other classmates who attended private schools in the area were already familiar concepts such as algorithms which I had not encountered. due to my inexperience I was forced to 'catch up' by attending entry level math courses while others were placed in more advanced classes. I understand the choice to send your children to catholic school as opposed to NYC public schools, but the fact is you are definitely going to have to come up with ways to ensure your children remain competitive among the city's brightest and best educated.

- submitted by a community member
August 31, 2007
the times have changed, but not the quality. I brag about holy family. my daughter graduated and now my grandson that I'm raising is going into the fifth. I'm 60 and proud to say I graduated from holy family. by the way I'm LOU!

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 29, 2007
Great School! Excellent teachers especially for Pre-K and Kindergarden. Love Ms. Conty and her assistants.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2005
Holy Family is a great school, and has caring teachers. The after school program provides a healthy environment for your child, while they learn, and intereact with children of all ages. Its great overall.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2005
Every aspect of this school demonstrates quality education. Teachers are highly involved with the students and show a real concern for his/her classroom. After-school programs, tutoring and extra-curricular activities are in place to help anyone and everyone who may need them.

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2005
Nice school and some good teachers. Minimal extracurricular activies and average parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2005
Holy Family is a very good school. The staff is excellent. The teachers are very willing to help students achieve their goals. Parents are also very involved with the goings on at the school.

- submitted by a parent
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Holy Family School
2169 Blackrock Avenue, Bronx, NY  10472
(718) 863-7280
Last modified Holy Family School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Holy Family School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top