At the very heart of Holy Family Catholic School is our devout commitment to the Roman Catholic faith. We are a school within the Diocese of Boise and are in full communion with the Roman Catholic Church. Our Catholic identity is a key component of our student – and family – experience. From Morning Opening Prayer through our all-school Closing Prayer, faith is integrated into all curricular areas and is a focal point of every day.
Mass is celebrated every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Our affiliated priests celebrate our Masses: Fr. Sleeva Madanu from St. George’s in Post Falls, Fr. Arogyam Madanu from St. Stanislaus & St. Joseph in Rathdrum & Spirit Lake, Fr. Len MacMillan from Pope St. Pius X in Coeur d’Alene, and Fr. Remigius Ihim and Fr. Anthony Nnodim from St. Thomas the Apostle in Coeur d’Alene. All are welcome to join us for Mass!
We pray the Rosary as a student body on the first Friday of every month. Students learn to lead prayer through this Rosary time, their ministry opportunities at school Masses, and many experiences throughout the Liturgical year. Some special celebrations include our Back-to-School Mass, Veterans’ Day, Advent, Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday & Lent, Holy Week, Easter, Sacramental celebrations, and much more!
HFCS believes that service is an important component of living out our faith. Students participate in all-school service projects, classroom service projects, and individual service projects. Our middle school students are required to seek out service opportunities for their religion classes; each year of middle school requires increased numbers of independent community service hours.
We also participate in service outreach opportunities sponsored by our affiliated parishes. We partner with St. Vincent de Paul, an outreach program for St. Thomas the Apostle, we have sent school supplies to a mission in Honduras in collaboration with Pope St. Pius X, and we gather food for the food bank sponsored by St. George’s.
Follow Christ’s examples of love and service by sharing your time and talent with HFCS through volunteering.
Our three affiliated parishes work in partnership with HFCS to fulfill our mission. We are a school in the Diocese of Boise in union with Rome.
HFCS is passionately Catholic. Click here to learn more about how we integrate our faith into our school day!
Student life consists of our students participating in religion classes daily. Each morning, we gather for prayer; our elementary students gather in the commons, and the middle school gathers in the gym. We listen to a scripture reading, pray for intentions, and end in prayer together. On Fridays, the school gathers to pray; on the first Friday of each month, we use this time together to pray the Rosary. On Wednesday mornings, we celebrate Mass together as a community. Our pastors take turns celebrating Mass with us. The Blessed Sacrament lives on campus with us in our quaint chapel.
Our school is built for learning! From our primary grades, where hands-on learning reigns, to our 4th-8th grades, which have a one-to-one Chromebook environment, academic excellence is our goal. Our science lab hosts students of all ages for experiments, lectures, and even art! Students can find quality literature for all reading levels in our library and can practice their keyboarding skills in our computer lab. Highly qualified teachers lead engaging lessons in reading, math, science, social studies, handwriting, and, of course, religion.
A key component of any learning environment is the focus on our students’ physical and mental well-being. HFCS has PE classes for all grades and offers competitive sports after school. At recess, students can play on our playground or avail themselves of our soccer field. We participate in the National School Lunch Program and pride ourselves on serving delicious and healthy meals to our students.