Learning About Christ


“Christ is at the center of everything we do at Holy Family Catholic School, from starting and ending our days in communal prayer to exploring how our Catholic Faith reveals itself in all subjects through the works of the great heroes of our faith, saint scientists, and faith filled literature. Learning about Christ and cultivating Christ-like leaders in our students and staff makes Holy Family a unique and precious gift to our Catholic parishes and our community.”

Mrs. Styren – Principal

Welcome Mrs. Sue Styren – Principal


It is a true privilege to serve the Holy Family Catholic School community and to continue my career in Catholic education. I’ve been working as an educator for over 20 years, 15 of those years in administration. Along my professional journey, I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to expand my understanding of the faith and grow in communion with my fellow Catholics.

I found an interesting article in the Harvard Review on the type of leader that can have a positive and long lasting impact on a school. The founding families of HFCS were those types of leaders, architects of the future, not seeking notoriety for themselves but focused on making a long lasting impact on the community, on the world, in Christ’s name. They started Holy Family twenty-five years ago and built a school where lives could be transformed. I look forward to working with our supporting parishes and the families of HFCS where we can come together to provide a faith-filled quality academic foundation for our children.

I encourage you to visit Holy Family Catholic School. Join me on a journey to rejuvenate the ONLY diocesan Catholic school in North Idaho after this lengthy pandemic. Let’s honor the traditions of the founding families by fortifying our children’s faith and attaining academic excellence.

Pax et Bonum,
Mrs. Sue Styren, M.Ed.
Principal of Holy Family Catholic School