Building Community

HFCS Student Life

The mission of our Roman Catholic school is to promote excellence in education, spiritually, academically, and physically – for the whole person, thereby nourishing the gifts uniquely given to each by God.

We strive to promote a family-oriented atmosphere at our school, where our students feel at home in the classroom, on the playground, in the lunchroom, or participating in extracurricular activities.

Student life at HFCS is vibrant, exciting, energetic, and faith-filled.  Please schedule a tour to experience our exceptional school atmosphere for yourself!

Student Activities

At Holy Family Catholic School, students will experience hands-on activities, direct instruction, exploration and experimentation, projects and research papers, and much more. We strive to craft each lesson to engage, inspire, and excite each student about their educational experience. We believe homework and handwriting–although often passe in other schools–are critical to a well-rounded education. Homework is expected at an approximate 10 minutes per night/per grade level. In other words, a sixth grader would be expected to complete 60 minutes of homework each night. Handwriting is an important facet of learning, and students are expected to master both print and cursive script throughout their tenure at HFCS.

Older classes regularly buddy up with younger classes for projects, experiments, field trips, and camaraderie.  Eighth-grade buddies help kindergarteners make rosaries and explore science experiments; fourth-grade buddies go with the pre-Kindergartners to visit the Renaissance community’s residents.  Our elementary schoolers look up to the middle schoolers, emulate them, and await the day that they, too, can be the school leaders.

A Day in the Life

Students are welcomed into the school building at 7:50 am and assemble for Morning Opening at 8:00 am. Elementary and Middle School students have separate Morning Opening procedures. Still, both include daily prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance, and time to reflect upon the Scriptures’ message for the day. From Morning Opening, the day starts in the classrooms!

Students study Religion, Language Arts (Reading and Writing), Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Handwriting and Keyboarding, and Technology. The tenets of our Catholic faith are infused throughout every curricular discipline, classroom, and interaction with students. Our Catholic Identity is critically essential to our mission and our philosophy of education.

HFCS develops students who are confident and capable public speakers.  As early as Kindergarten, students are prepared to read at Mass and speak publicly using a microphone.  We pray together all day, but our end-of-the-day prayer is led by a fifth-grade student who reads the prayer and any daily announcements over the PA system.  Holy Family’s curriculum, activities, and expectations nurture students who excel in public speaking and participate in various performances throughout the year.

Middle School Leadership

Middle school leadership is important at HFCS and is formally embodied by the Student Council.  The Student Council strives to represent the entire student body’s ideas, suggestions and desires while fostering school spirit, planning events (including Catholic Schools Week), and leading through service.  Tenure on the Student Council is open to all middle schoolers through popular student and teacher votes.

Being part of a preschool through eighth school allows our older students to be examples and leaders for our younger grades. School-wide events like Mass, morning prayer, and spirit rallies unite students of all ages. 

The buddies meet one-on-one at least once a month to read together, do a craft, and visit. The younger students love to see their buddies, and the older students take their buddy responsibilities very seriously.