Academics


Striving for Excellence

Holy Family Catholic School provides a Christ-centered education that strives for both excellence and success for each student. We embrace a three-fold academic purpose:

  • To ensure mastery and application of basic academic skills as a foundation of our mission “to promote excellence in education–both spiritually and academically–for the whole person, thereby nourishing the gifts uniquely given to each by God.”
  • To promote critical thinking, social growth, environmental awareness, and increased faith and understanding.
  • To offer challenging and stimulating enrichment opportunities to help students reach their full potential in spirit, mind, and body.

We do not believe in a “one-size-fits-all” approach to teaching and learning. A variety of instructional practices can be seen in our classrooms each day, and we will often accelerate our curriculum based on student needs.

Outside of our core curriculum, we offer challenging academic enrichment activities through meaningful field trips, school assemblies, and presentations by respected community leaders.  We utilize technology through one-to-one Chromebooks in grades 4-8 and age appropriate introductions in our primary grades through our computer lab and mobile iPad lab.  We also utilize technology to embrace best practices in assessment and data gathering so that we can monitor our students’ progress and academic achievement.

Ready for Success

When our students leave eighth grade, our graduates are ready for success anywhere.  They excel in Honors, Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs, and matriculate seamlessly into public schools, private schools and parochial schools.  Our traditional, skills-based, preparatory curriculum equips each student with the foundations needed for these paths, or any other path they choose. This is enhanced by the expectation that our students think critically, explore, question, build, create, and ponder every facet of God’s great creations.  Our curriculum meets the expectations of the Diocese of Boise and the state of Idaho.

Our comprehensive academic program is centered around recognizing each student’s individual gifts and talents. We strive to create an environment where students are actively engaged in their learning and have experiences that will create memories that last a lifetime. Ms. Bridgit Arkoosh

Bridgit Arkoosh

Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten

HFCS provides 3-year-old and 4-year-old preschool programs. In preschool, teachers begin preparing students for the demands of a educationally-challenging Kindergarten program while focusing on the unique developmental and academic needs of each child.

Kindergarten

In Kindergarten, children start to become active seekers of knowledge as well as independent and creative thinkers. Our Kindergarten program encourages children to explore their emerging interests and skills, to appreciate literature, refine oral expression, build problem-solving skills, develop number sense, and learn to build community with their peers.  

Elementary School

Our elementary program provides differentiated academic instruction for each child by providing opportunities for emotional, social, physical, and intellectual growth. Weekly visits to the library and computer lab, as well as music, character development, and physical education classes, enrich the education of the whole child—spirit, mind, and body.

Middle School

Students embark on a journey of discovery, growth, and change in Middle School. We set high expectations because we believe in our students and their ability to succeed. Our goal is to help them grow, not just as academic students, but as global citizens, independent thinkers, and leaders in faith.