The Holy Family Catholic School Difference
Parents select Holy Family Catholic School for their child(ren) for a variety of reasons. We believe that our dynamic Catholic identity, excellent academics, and closely knit community provides an educational experience that sets us apart from other schools in the community.
Our students see the importance of commitment, hard work, and community involvement. They leave our doors knowing not only that they can make a difference in the world, but it is their duty and responsibility to enact the positive changes the world needs. By choosing to send your child to Holy Family Catholic School you can be assured that your child is prepared academically. We teach facts which require memorization, but also critical thinking skills; we teach students how to think, how to learn, and we instill in them a love for lifetime learning.
The following is our list of what parents describe as the Holy Family Catholic School Difference:
A Community of Faith
The Roman Catholic faith permeates every aspect of our school day: in our academics, in our hallways, in our cafeteria, on our playground—our words and actions are infused with a deep understanding of and love for our faith.
Academic excellence with differentiation and individualization
Academic excellence is the name of the game at HFCS! Our highly-qualified teachers ensure rigor and relevance in classroom activities, direct instruction, group projects and presentations, homework, and all aspects of a student’s academic experience.
Accredited through the WCEA (Western Catholic Educational Association)
Accreditation is a rigorous process that allows HFCS to pinpoint its challenges and celebrate our successes! Through this process, we analyze our data, assess our Catholic Identity, evaluate our instruction, and plan for continuous improvement. Our next accreditation year is 2023. For more information on WCEA Accreditation, please click here: https://www.wcea.org/about-
Certified educators with a passion for spiritual and academic excellence
All HFCS teachers and administrators are certified for their positions and adhere to the highest standards of educational practice. They maintain current expertise through professional development, independent research, and implementation of best practices. HFCS also requires teachers and administrators to pursue and maintain Catechist Certification through the Diocese of Boise.
Service learning integrated in the classroom
Our Catholic faith calls us to lives of service. HFCS ensures that our students have a variety of opportunities to serve—and to learn the value of service—within their classroom experiences. As few examples include the 2 nd grade penny drive, the 5th grade marker drive, and the 8th grade service project with Habitat for Humanity incorporated with their annual class trip. The entire school is involved in supporting Pope St. Pius X Parish’s mission in Honduras. We love to serve!
Frequent opportunities for public speaking and ministry
We don’t just teach the Catholic faith at HFCS; we live it. A part of that life is active ministry through public speaking and reading at Mass, altar serving, music ministry, and more. Students learn confidence—not only in their faith, but in themselves—and grow into individuals who are comfortable in front of a crowd and who rise to meet every challenge. In addition, by being active ministers at Holy Mass, our students learn the beauty of our communal prayer and understand the Eucharist as the source and summit of our faith.
Extracurricular activities, including sports and arts
Providing opportunities for growth in spirit, mind, and body is critical to the HFCS mission. One fun facet of this is our competitive sports program. We field teams in cross country, volleyball, and both girls’ and boys’ basketball. GO HAWKS! HFCS is also blessed to have after school band, choir, and drama opportunities for our students in grades 5-8.
Parent Involvement in all aspects of school life
From the front office to the cafeteria, you’ll find parents joyfully volunteering and being present for our students throughout the school day. We believe that parents are the primary educators of their children and we strive to nurture a vibrant partnership between the school and parents so we are all working together in the children’s best interests. In the classroom…after school, coaching sports…even cleaning and vacuuming, our parents are active and engaged team members!
Joyful classrooms, hallways, playgrounds, and more!
There is no sound quite like the happy laughter of a busy playground! The chatter at lunch, even the intense conversations of student collaboration all reflect Christ’s joy and love. We want our students to feel safe and loved—and to experience joy every day!
No child will be turned away due to financial constraints
Tuition is expensive and there are many free options available. Why choose HFCS? Well, we believe in the HFCS difference, and our commitment to God and our students means that we will never turn a student away based on his/her family’s ability to pay tuition. Tuition is a sacrifice on the part of every family that we honor by ensuring that HFCS provides excellence in education—both spiritually and academically—every day. We have a vibrant financial assistance and stewardship program with generous donors who help us to offer scholarships and grants. If HFCS is right for your family, please don’t let finances interfere! We’re here to help you.