Holy Family Catholic Academy

Tel: (847)907-3452
Grades: PK-8 | 516 students
Holy Family Catholic Academy prepares students in 2-year-old preschool through Grade 8 to become leaders and thinkers, grounded in their faith.
Students learn to cultivate critical thinking and problem solving skills through a commitment to innovation, inquiry learning, and applied technology.
HFCA serves as a model for meaningful change in Catholic education, the Archdiocese of Chicago, and the global community.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. AdvancED
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Reading and literacy issues and learning behavior
Year Founded 2002

Student Body

Total Students 516 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade Holy Family Catholic Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 59 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
78%
Average Class Size 20 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Uniform consists of navy pants/skirts and polo shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Please contact Deb Atkins for tuition information. Financial assistance is available.
% on Financial Aid
30%
Admissions Director Deb Atkins

Sports

Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Nordic Skiing, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Nordic SkiingSoftball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Boy Scouts, Chess, Choir, Girl Scouts, Robots, STEM Classes, Year Book Boy Scouts, Chess, Choir, Girl Scouts, Robots, STEM Classes, Year Book,

School Notes

Holy Family Catholic Academy`s unique program offers a faith-based community of students, teachers and parents working together to create a nurturing, stimulating environment for learners in 2-year-old preschool through Grade 8.Hallmarks of our program`s "thinking curriculum" include:
  • An average student-to-teacher ratio of less than 10:1.
  •  Inquiry-based learning, an engaging, student-centered approach, expands teaching beyond the textbook and develops critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Differentiated instruction, a framework that promotes the use of varied instructional approaches to engage, challenge and maximize learning for all students in the classroom.
  • Full-Day Kindergarten program which provides twice the classroom time than traditional half-day programs.
  • Integration of the arts into our curriculum including music, art and Spanish language instruction.
  • An emphasis on literacy--focusing on reading and writing skills in addition to math and technology literacy.
In the spring of 2015, HFCA applied for and was accepted as a Candidate* school in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme. IB Certification moves our curriculum from "best practices" to "next practices." The IB framework provides our teachers and staff with:
  • Significantly more professional development.
  • Access to IB`s online curriculum centre with publications and teaching materials.
  • The opportunity to participate in worldwide forums with other IB World Schools who share HFCA`s commitment to a higher quality, challenging and global education.
* Candidacy is no guarantee of authorization.
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