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PK-8
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Lacey, WA
Students enrolled: 105
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2606 Carpenter Road SE
Lacey, WA 98503

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(360) 491-7060
(360) 456-3725
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September 14, 2014
We love Holy Family School! Our kids have been going to HFS for a few years now and they love it. The principal is amazing and the teachers and staff are awesome! Our kids used to go to public school close to JBLM and we were not happy with the education they were getting. Once they started going to HFS, their grades skyrocketed. We love that the principal, teachers and parents are all very involved in everything that happens at the school. Many things have changed at HFS since our kids started going here but we are all very happy with the education they are receiving. Enrollment has gone down a bit but we personally don't mind it at all. This only means that the students get more 1-on-1 time with their teachers. We're also very happy that Spanish is now offered starting in 1st grade. No school is perfect but HFS is perfect for us.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2014
There certainly have been some wonderful points mentioned about our school here on this page. The faculty and staff care very much about the education we are providing to our youngsters. The teachers and aides work many hours under the support of a dedicated principal to teach children academics in a Christ-centered environment. The support of parents helps this school move forward. The wonderful students also help to make the school what it is. We are hoping to grow to include more specialists in order to enrich our program further. In the meantime, teachers strive to incorporate the arts into lessons whenever possible. Please come visit Holy Family and see all the wonderful things going on!

- submitted by a teacher
March 01, 2014
While it says 'Submitted by a teacher/staff member' it is actually I, the principal of the school, providing this input. I appreciate folks who have taken the time to provide thier feedback, truly reflecting their own personal experience as one reviewer mentioned. Should anyone choose to read our school's recently completed Self Study report, under 'School News' on our website, I think two things are very evident. First, we have made significant progress the last few years in a number of areas, and second we also recognize and identified continued areas available for growth and improvement. I believe any educator, school, and community as a whole always has room for growth and improvement, certainly including myself and the expecatations I have of those who work at HFS. I realize that not all people will be happy or agreeable with all decisions I make on behalf of the school. Still, I pray that ultimately we will keep the focus on the young people we serve. When I get up in the morning, look at myself in the mirror, the number one question I have for myself is, 'Given the available resources, am I doing all I can to provide a quality Catholic education to students?' Peace.

- submitted by a teacher
February 28, 2014
This is our first year at Holy Family school and we have found the school to be very friendly. We have had a few issues with the Pre-k teacher seemingly not having much control or stability in the class. But as a whole, we really like HFS and it's staff. They have always been welcoming, friendly and helpful. We look forward to continuing on here and feel that our child's educational needs will be well taken care of.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2014
With respect to the most recent review, everyone who attends the school (any school) has their own, unique experience at that school. While it is great that you have had a great experience, others may not but both are entitled to express their views. Berating someone for expressing their experience, though different than yours, defeats the point of this site. Our personal experience at this school has not been ideal either and we will not be returning after also having been at this school for several years. Perhaps, if your child is in a certain grade (maybe K-2) you may have a more positive experience with the administration. But, that is not the experience our family has had. So there you go. There are two families who have not had good experiences at Holy Family School. And, yes, I am a current parent at this school who has had legitimate, negative experiences.

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2014
The Jan. 29th parent review below is COMPLETELY WRONG! I find it hard to believe this even truly reflects a parent at our school, or a current parent anyway. We have been at Holy Family for two years and we see the principal involved in practically everything! Specifically to the prior reviewer's point, the princpal talks to parents before school every morning, yes in the upper playground area, AND he says hello to all the K-2 students as they leave to go to class, also saying good morning and chatting with the parents in that area, which I've personally witnessed. On the first day of school he was in the main hallway saying hello to people and then again near the parking lot at the upper playground area greeting students and families. WE are very thankful for our school's principal, having found him very approachable - his door is always open to let people stop by and talk anytime they want. And, during our initial tour yes it's given by the wonderful lady in the office but the principal made a personal point of coming out to say hello, letting us know he was available to answer any questions. One more thing, who does the prior reviewer thinks influences the environment?!

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2014
In the few years that we have been at HFS, we have grown to love the teachers. Our experience with the teachers has been great. They are open to parental input and concerns and do their best to create a positive learning environment. The front office is also great at answering our questions, providing tours of the school, etc. However, we have not had the same positive experience with the Principal. When rating the Principal Leadership on this site, it gives examples what what constitutes as strong principal, one of which is "reach out to parents". While the Principal does send out a weekly newsletter and participate in committee and PA meetings, he does not reach out to prospective families by giving tours of the school or even introducing himself. Instead of greeting families at drop offs in the mornings, he stays away over at the playground and simply observes. Even on the first day of school, he did not greet new families and returning students. It's the little things that go a long way, especially in such a small school. When the Principal is not approachable, it certainly sets a tone.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2013
We love this school! Our son attended a parochial preschool and an on-post public school for Kindergarten and 1st grade during our time at FT Leavenworth. In preparing to PCS to WA, we were dismayed to learn that science and social studies are not offered at the public schools. We were already strongly considering switching to a Catholic school and when we toured Holy Family it sealed the deal. Compared to the public school and a couple other private schools, Holy Family stood out as the clear choice. Small classes (which was another HUGE benefit- our son has 8 other children in his grade), a great science lab, and a terrific curriculum set this school apart. The second grade teacher is warm, welcoming, patient, kind, and a great instructor. Our son, who was very nervous about the move, regularly thanks us for sending him to Catholic school and has asked on numerous occasions if he can stay at Holy Family until he finishes 8th grade. Does it get any better than that? We feel very blessed we found Holy Family!

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2013
Our child has been at Holy Family for six years. We are so grateful of the decision we made to enroll in this amazing school. The parents, staff and principal work in concert to encourage and ensure a safe and inspiring learning environment. Visit the school! You can practically see and feel the children's confidence and happiness at Holy Family. The classes are small enabling lots of learning and individual attention. I know when my child enters college she will thank us for the education she received at this wonderful school.

- submitted by a parent
December 24, 2012
I am a former student of Holy Family, and I can honestly say that the teachers are amazing. I've been there through three principals and two completely different sets of teachers, and yet I know that if I hadn't gone to Holy Family, I would be an entirely different person. At Holy Family, I learned how to deal with my emotions in a positive way, and I learned everything I needed to join the honors program at Bellarmine Prep. All the teachers really care about each student individually, and they all do their best to make sure every student understands every concept. This is my way of saying thank you to everyone. Every teacher, every student, every faculty member, and every principal I've had at Holy Family, because together, Holy Family has become an amazing school that I am proud to have been a part of.

- submitted by a community member
September 24, 2012
This is our second year at HFS and I love bringing my son to school everyday. Little bit of a shift at end of last year scared me in that it looked like we might lose a fantastic Kindergarten teacher but they shifted all around and it looks like my other child will get a chance to learn under her creative and loving direction! I did have experience with the prior principal and must agree with other statements that the environment in the school was very negative and I wasn't nearly as comfortable as we are now. Our family will be with HFS through all the grades. Involved parents. Caring Staff & Faculty. Great school! :)

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2012
Amazing science lab, wonderful teachers who are dedicated and caring human beings. Last year the kids made scarfs to donate for the needy. It was a wonderful thing to see the bigger kids helping the preschoolers make scarves for the needy. There are many fun activities throughout the school year. Academics are excellent, the best part is the 14 students per class. Small classes= more personal attention from teacher = better education. Teachers care for their students and they treat them as their own. If a child needs extra help some even tutor them after school. There is NO BULLING in this school and the children are taught to treat everyone with respect and love no matter what you look like or like to do. This by far has been the best school we have sent our children to. It is very supportive of those families who are in the military. Everyone is very nice and friendly. You definitely pay for the best education for your children. Worth every penny! :)

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2012
The new principal at HFS is WONDERFUL!! He takes the time to great every one with a smile, he will listen to anyone looking to talk to him, he is always very cordial and polite, he is very involved in everything the school does, he goes to EVERY Parent Association meeting and even to some of the school field trips. He takes time to get to know every student in the school and the most important of all EVERYONE loves him. He has taken a school that was demoralized by the last principal and made it a place that EVERYONE wants to work and learn in. He truly was "God sent" to help the school get back to its high standards. We are very pleased that he is working very hard to make our school the very best in town. If you don't believe me, take the time to come to the school and talk to him for yourself. He is a wonderful human being and a great role model for our children.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2011
Love this school!!! It's a very welcoming community. They have an awesome science lab that all the kids go to every week starting in Kindergarten. The computer lab is really impressive as well. The most impressive though is the test scores the kids achieve on the IOWA tests, which is a national test that lets you see where the kids are compared to other kids across the nation. This little school really excells.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2011
-This is response B to the person that posted on 8/15/11- It s hard to believe that someone that enrolled their own kids in a Catholic school is speaking disdainfully about another one of God s children. It seems like you need some Catholic education in your life, or I can give you an abridged version, if you can t say anything nice, don t say anything at all. My family and I will continue to pray for you and hope you will surround yourself with positive thoughts and energy, rather than bringing other happy people down. I m happy that your negative energy will no longer be associated with the HFS, (and if this is who I think it is: good luck finding a new job and remember the RAT is our friend!) In closing the new principal is great, he s friendly, talks to staff AND students positively and respectfully, and smiles! Lastly, the next time you want to slander my wife s name please do it to her face and not hide behind the internet. God bless.

- submitted by a community member
August 21, 2011
-This is response A to the person that posted on 8/15/11- The only part of your rant that is correct is the fact that Holy Family is a great school. No one needs to be wary of the current second grade teacher, who is the one of two teachers that has been employed with HFS for several years, and a defining reason why some families chose to come back, even when the previous principal was running the school into the ground with her asinine rules and policies. Please explain to me how the current second grade teacher led a walk out and yet she s still employed with the school, wouldn t she have left with the walk out. It seems that past teachers and families left because of the previous principal and not the current second grade teacher. Correct me if I m wrong but was it the previous principal that allowed the school s student population of over 100 to dwindle to a little over 50 in the span of two years, or was it the current second grade teacher?

- submitted by a community member
August 21, 2011
This is in response to the person who posted on Aug. 15th about being wary of the second grade teacher. First, there was no walk out that was staged by the teachers. Most of the teachers that left at the end of the 2009-2010 school year were not offered contracts or their postitions were eliminated. The principal at the time made it impossible for others to want to return or gave them an ultimatium that forced them to resign their position. I find it hard to believe that you think that the 2nd grade teacher should give up her friendships just because the teachers and parents have left HFS. Most of the teachers who left were heartsick about leaving and shed many tears about what was happening at the school. I think you should make sure you know the facts before you spread gossip. I have been praying for the school for many years and wish the new principal much success. I hope he can bring it back to what it used to be, a great little school.

- submitted by a community member
August 21, 2011
Holy Family School is back on the right track! It has historically been a fine Catholic School. The last couple of years the Principal did not do the school any favors. There has been a drastic drop in enrollment, a lot of rumor mongering, in addition to a large turnover in teachers during her years at the helm. She damaged the reputation of the school with her actions. She is gone now and the new Principal seems to be very dedicated, friendly, capable and a quick study. He wants HFS to be the best it can be. So YES, HFS is back on the right track. If I had another child I would send them there in a heartbeat. In response to the 8/15 comment, I keep a close eye on the school. There was no walk-out! The 2nd Grade Teacher has been at HFS for 5 or 6 years and from all I have ever known and heard she has been an excellent, loyal and caring teacher. She has always been a pleasure to deal with. If she wants to maintain a friendship with the past staff of the school where is the harm in that? Children love her and school parents appreciate her!!

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2011
This is a great little school. My children graduated from here and got an excellent education.....there is just a few things you need to know. Be wary of the current second grade teacher. She associates with former staff members and parents that staged a walk out 2 years ago in protest to the last principal. They really damaged the reputation of the school to the point that I don't think the school will recover. She continues to associate with these people. To the parents that posted on 6/14/11 and 6/16/11 you are part of the problem too!! No loyalty!! As for the new principal -he hasn't been there long enough to have any point of view about the school.

- submitted by a community member
June 19, 2011
This is by far the best school in the area. It combines small school charm with successful academics and true love your neighbor kind of values. The science program makes learning fun, my kids love getting to go to lab every week. I can't imagine having them anywhere else. The new principal is kind and willing to listen. From my observations, he has an easy nature and seems very comfortable with kids, parents, and teachers.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2011
We are also a family who left HFS at the end of the year in 2010. I have a challenge for other HFS families, former, present and future....1) Reflect on the readings from today (2 Corinthinas 8:1-9, and Matt 5:43-48 - generosity and radical love), and then 2) call the new principal, Mr. Stone, and speak with him, or stop by and introduce yourself. That's what I did. He is articulate and warm, has a great respect for his teachers, their vocation as Christian educators and the knowledge and experience they bring to their classrooms. The teachers are excited about the new direction and fresh perspective, happy to be heard and respected once again. Although our daughter is excelling academically in her current school,(in no small way because of the dedication of her HFS teachers), I miss the closeness of a shared faith community that defined HFS, the blessing of that extra layer of love and conscience and prayer surrounding us every day. I am excited about the changes, and the new leadership at HFS. I will keep this beautiful little school and the entire staff close in my prayers. Go see for yourself before you make a decision or post a comment. It's only right...

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2011
My children attended Holy Family School from Pre-K through 5th grade we decided to leave due to the constant turmoil and clear desire to keep only the wealthy more powerful families. I did not involve myself much in the drama. When my children began schooling in the public school system I was appalled to find that my children were markedly BEHIND in both reading and mathematics. Although leadership was a problem that cannot explain the complete lack of attention to the actual education of the child instead of being focused on getting more children who pay tuition. My kids have specialists to help them succeed and they have grow leaps and bounds since HFS in PUBLIC school in the North Thurston School District.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2011
This is great news! A new principal with a positive disposition will be a wonderful asset to this school. The teachers have always been (past and current) terrific teachers at this school. As a former employee let go by the current principal, I strongly urge the community to support the new principal, teachers and this wonderful school as they begin to rebuild. Enroll your student at Holy Family School and allow them the opportunity to receive a great education. Best wishes to the staff, students and parents of Holy Family School.

- submitted by a community member
February 21, 2011
This school says it teaches Catholic Doctrine but the principal is not a good example as a leader in practicing her faith. This is a very important part of a catholic school. Teachers are told to teach only what is in the books and discouraged to bring in stimulating outside activities. All the teachers have left but 2 in the past two years. Students and teachers are unhappy and it reflects on their education. They only have close to 60 enrolled not 162. Prek-8.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2011
We are extremely happy with the education our children are receiving at Holy Family. The new teachers are outstanding; I can honestly say there is not a single departed teacher that I miss! Furthermore, there is not another school in the Lacey/Olympia area that I feel could provide as good an education for my kids.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2011
The Principal of this school controls every single movement of the teachers so they can not practice their teaching skills freely. It is an unhappy staff and children tell us they fear her. Since her arrival there has been a large turn over of staff yearly. This school has lost wonderful experienced teachers and many families have removed their children. This used to be a wonderful school. Many of us in the community are sad to see what it has become.

- submitted by a community member
January 23, 2011
Our child has attended HFS for 4 years- has received a fabulous education in a very secure environment- love it!

- submitted by a parent
December 17, 2010
My kids are receiving an excellent education and I feel completly comfortable that they are safe. I appreciate the fact that the teachers constantly challenge my kids to give their best effort and they do it in a postive way. Today they took a little time out to do a community service project making scarves to donate to shelters. It was really neat to watch the middle school kids helping the kindergarten kids make scarves. They have not only been taught academics but respect and kindness towards others as well.

- submitted by a parent
December 11, 2010
The new teachers are younger and incorporate the most current class room techniques to ensure my children are engaged and challenged. The academic scores on standard tests of all the children far exceed other local schools. This school provides a top notch academic environment. My children have been attending Holy Family School for over eight years and the school has improved every year.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2010
Check into how long the teachers have taught at this school before you register. I wish I had. This school has turned over more than half of its teachers and lost more than half of its students in the last two years. The leadership is very poor on both the board and the principal ends. Please really consider the cost of the school and the high teacher turnover prior to registering.

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2010
Please do NOT allow the negative comments to cloud your judgement of this great school. My child has attended HFS for over 3 years and is very happy. Yes, many changes have occured but they have been for the good. It is unfortunate that those unhappy with these changes have allowed themselves to spend pointless time and energy in denigrating this school in lieu of simply moving on. The new school year began last Friday and the difference in the climate was dramamtic. The negative atmosphere created by those unhappy people was gone. The principal, the Board, and staff have made many improvements to the school. I encourage you to come see the new and improved school for yourselves. You won't be soory. I truly wish those who continue to denigrate the school based on OLD knoweledge would stop. They are only hurting themselves, the school and my child.

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2010
I have a long history at Holy Family School and currently have two children enrolled there. I am very impressed with the teachers that are there now. They strive for excellence in education and in a Catholic environment. The principal is steering the school towards academic excellence and providing excellent leadership along the way. I have never been so excited about a school year as I am this 2010-11 year. My children are immersed in an atmosphere of success and high academic standards. I cannot wait to see what positive effect Holy Family will have on their futures. I would recommend this school to anyone!

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2010
All I can say about Holy Family is that it has changed, and not in a good way. Pay no attention to the lies and deceit, if you value your child's education, don't enroll at this school. It's a dangerous place.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2010
We love this school - it's a great place for our kids - a wonderful education, kind and caring teachers and administrators, super involvement by the families. There have been so many improvements over the spring & summer - really neat playground equipment, a brand new technology lab, new carpet & other stuff - it looks great! I can't wait til the school year starts!

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2010
I am a parent who has been at this school for over 10 years. I love this school and am really happy to see that they are investing in fixing it up. A great thing getting even better. My kids have received a great eduation in a very positive environment.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2010
I have a question for the former parent who hopes that the enrollment decreases to 50 next year: why do you wish that on this school? I hope that the school thrives because I want there to be more choices for Catholic education in the Olympia area. Catholic schools have been important in our family and I would not ever wish harm to that school. There are so many wonderful families and children who love Holy Family School and work very hard to keep it going. My child is getting a great education and we are looking forward to the fall, as we always are excited for the new year . It is very hurtful that a former parent would actually hope that my child's school not do well next year.

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2010
I am relieved that the hurtful comments directed toward teachers and parents, which are referred to by the student below, have been removed from this site.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2010
There are two factors that have led to the demise of this school. The first factor is the principal, who is completely ineffective in dealing with students, parents, and staff. The second factor is the Board of Directors. While I commend those individuals who have stepped forward, they are untrained and ill-prepared to do their job. Their job is not to make excuses for the principal, yet this is exactly what they ve done instead of addressing and correcting the actions she has taken. Art, Music, and Spanish are no longer offered. Two teachers left during the school year, and seven more teachers and specialists will not be returning. The mass exodus of families and faculty is just one indicator that something is amiss. We are, unfortunately, among those who will not be returning. We wish the school well, and hope it may one day be restored to its former greatness.

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2010
I am a former student of Holy Family, and I have been there for many years. I clearly remember my first day of school: The friendliness of my fellow classmates, the kindness of the staff, and the sense of community within the school. That Holy Family doesn't exist anymore. The way people are treating each other is horrible, and the comments below are a fine example of that. Holy Family's toxic environment is hurting people.

- submitted by a community member
June 10, 2010
This school has lost its way. The leadership has no ability to create a sense of school belonging. Teachers are discouraged from having parent involvement in the classroom. They are not supported in their quest to accommodate students' various needs. The school policies are written more on how to fail rather than how to ensure that everyone can succeed. Service projects and fieldtrips are more tolerated than supported. Someone wrote in one of these reviews that the school has been "shook up". Yes, it has. The leadersip has shaken off respect for others, working as a team, love of learning, enrichment activities and years of traditions that built a sense of community. Teachers and families flee the school-their concerns falling on deaf ears. There's a lot going on to improve the school's exterior but the core value of the school can no longer be described as holy or family.

- submitted by a community member
June 04, 2010
My husband and I removed our child from Holy Family after a change in leadership at the school made me feel uncomfortable. The new principal was cold and unfriendly. I know other parents have said that she is not the type of person to hold a parents hand, but the total avoidance of parents that do not totally agree with her Machevallian leadership is quite over the top. The huge staff turnover is a clear demonstration of how she is not offering effecgtive leadership within the school. After being diagnosd with a serious illness I toyed with the idea of returning my child to a familiar environment. I was appaled to learn that the school would offer me no support during this difficult time. The public school was much more supportive and really helped my child cope with the situation.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2010
We've been a Holy Family family for six years. It has had a problem with too much self-satisfaction, so it's great to see the new principal starting to shake it up a bit, to challenge students, teachers and parents to improve. Recent improvements to the physical plant are great, and necessary; the increased emphasis on actual performance, rather than resting on laurels, will also help. Minor bruising of fragile egos is a small price to pay for education that really is in the top 1% of the nation's schools. We're delighted with the progress. Please keep it up.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2010
We love this school! My kids are happy, safe, and getting a great education. I really appreciate the new principal, she is obviously passionate about providing the type of education that will teach life long skills. She is not a principal who will hold your hand and tell you how wonderful you are just to keep you happy, but she is a principal who really cares about your kid's education and has high expectations of the teachers. I want my kids challenged and I want a true Catholic education for my kids. That is what I pay for, and that is what I expect. The school may be small but that just means that my kids get more attention from the teachers. I'm not looking for a school with 35 kids in a classroom which is what you find in public schools and large private schools.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 02, 2010
I am a former student of Holy Family School. I went there from kindergarten to 7th grade, In the beginning, the school was a great place with very christian values and a great curriculum. The school started to mold into a less christian school as time went on, parents seemed to believe that they ran the school, a catholic school is about the church running the school with high standards in education and in attitude. A lot of the activities at the school had the right intentions but the way people were treating them was all wrong, and people were giving the school a bad name. Since I have left all the dedicated teachers have also left. I am sad to say this but, I believe that this school will soon decline in values and in size forcing it to be shut down.

- submitted by a student
no rating March 02, 2010
We are took our child out of Holy Family School. We are not disgruntled parents. We are heartsick parents. When we came several years ago, the school was a warm, caring environment. Since the new principal arrived it is very unfriendly toward parents and teachers. In less than two years, the enrollment has dropped and long-standing talented teachers have left. I hope things will improve but my child s education is too important to wait for it.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2010
I loved this school when my child began their pre-school. The teachers were warm, caring and very professional. After the school hired a new principal, this all changed. The teachers are micro managed and the whole feeling of the school has changed. My child no longer goes to Holy Family, and I would never in good conscience recommend this school to any of my friends.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 17, 2009
My child has made great progress through the efforts of the gifted teachers of Holy Family School. However, the new principal is not in touch with what is really important in a school, the students. Principal has a closed-door policy not an open door policy and refuses to take or return phone calls. If you are thinking about having your child attend Holy Family School, I would reconsider while this principal maintains her authority.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 05, 2009
Do not enroll your child in this school. Many are leaving and they cut important programs. The Board and the principal are making decisions without involving parents. This school has lost the 'family' environment that was so important before.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 26, 2008
My daughter attends this school in the second grade. The expectations of the administration are high. My daughter is reading well beyond her level and so are many of the children in her room. In the public school my daughter had a tough time due to this because she was so advanced.The parents at this school are really involved and it is very much like a large family atmosphere. I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2006
I think this is a great school. It's a great community of families and has quality staff and teachers. Small class sizes and good parent and family involvement

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- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2005
All four of our Grandkids attend Holy Family School, and when we help them with their homework we realize that they are studying material several years ahead of their friends and relatives in governmement operated institutions. Further more they are even more advanced than we were at their age, except in history and geography. The emphasis on math, science and reading is about double what it was in our days at similat ages, fifty years ago. But those subjects take a backseat to the Christian behavior demanded of students and staff by the parents. The piety displayed and the respect for everyone on campus is something we never experienced in school when we were kids. Parents, teachers, school staff and students truly are a Holy Family!

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October 26, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2004
Our children just started attending this year (2004), but we already adore this school. We could tell from the 1st week of school that this was the best decision we could've ever made in lines of our children's education. The small class sizes makes it not only a better envirnonment for the teachers to be able to reach every student, but it is also much better for the student to receive one on one attention, as well. It's like being in a close-knit family.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2004
This school does great things for students and families despite that fact that it does not have the luxury of unlimited resources. Parental volunteers and involvement is a huge signal to the students that the school occupies an important place in peoples lives. Teacher quality and curriculum are unmatched in the local area for any school of any size. Foreign language, science labs and an amazing library enrich the learning opportunities. This is the best value in the Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, Yelm area for students with high achievement goals.

- submitted by a parent
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Holy Family School provides an excellent, academically challenging program in a faith-based environment. Students are encouraged to grow in faith and in academic preparation by a dedicated, caring, and highly qualified staff who enjoy working in partnership with parents, families, and related community members. All are welcome.

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Holy Family School
2606 Carpenter Road SE, Lacey, WA  98503
(360) 491-7060
Last modified Holy Family School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Holy Family School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 57 reviews. Top