According to the U.S. Department of Education, Catholic students consistently score higher on advanced assessment tests than public and other private and religious schools—eighty percent of students at Holy Family score above standards.

Our parents, students, and community members take pride in HFCS for its outstanding academic education and Catholic environment. Please read in their words why HFCS is a special school!


  • I am truly blown away by the respectfulness of your students and how they respond to the staff. They are courteous and patient. As a teacher I can see classroom management techniques at their finest. You have kids who respond well to your high expectations. HFCS is clearly a school with a vibrant, supportive community and a very professional faculty.

    Taryn League
    Instructor, Gonzaga Prep
  • Holy Family is one of the best schools ever! Everyone from the teachers to the parents helps out. We are all very close. We have a good time in class, too; the lessons are challenging and fun. I’m super thankful for HFCS.

    Emma A.
    HFCS Student
  • We have been a part of Holy Family Catholic School for many years. It truly takes a village to help raise and form our children into Christ-like individuals. That village is the staff, teachers, and many parents involved with this school. The support, academics, and learning environment are amazing. Although our time has come to an “educational” end, we will always be family.

    D.J. & Tanya Cavanaugh
    HFCS Parent Alumni
  • We are extremely impressed with the students who enter Gonzaga Prep from Holy Family Catholic School. They are well-prepared for our rigorous college preparatory curriculum and consistently qualify for honors courses here. They are not only prepared academically but also bring skills in leadership, faith, and service to others. They are well-rounded individuals who contribute greatly to our school community.

    Al Falkner
    Former President, Gonzaga
  • I like to compare HFCS to a family cabin, where everyone is welcome, lessons are learned, and memories are made. I am continually inspired by our dedicated priests, tireless parent volunteers, and even many of my fellow students. My Catholic education from HFCS will influence me for the rest of my life. 

    Samuel Anderson
    HFCS Student Alumnus
  • Students who come to the Academy from Holy Family are consistently well-prepared and hardworking. They fit well in our culture of high academic and behavioral standards. I believe this to be a reflection of an excellent program.

    Dan Nicklay
    Principal, Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy
  • We have been very happy with HFCS in our three years here. The teachers are kind, engaging, and challenge students academically. There is great communication from the school, involved parents, and fun enrichment events for the students. With the school size, you don’t just feel like you or your child are just a number. It’s more of a community than just a school.

    Jessica L.
    HFCS Parent
  • I recommend the teachers, the principal, and the curriculum, but especially the culture. No place is perfect, but this side of Heaven, there’s no where else I’d send my kiddos where they will be surrounded by a n atmosphere and culture encouraging them to be their very best selves, working to be Saints, and lead others to Jesus!

    Tabitha R.