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
State avg.: 32%
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
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
Admissions Director Deb Atkins


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


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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