Holy Family School

3415 W. Arthington,
Chicago, IL, 60624-0606
Tel: (773)265-0550
Grades: PK - 8 | 290 students
Holy Family School provides a quality faith-based education at a price affordable to the community it serves.
Rigorous academics are complemented by a strong program in character education and by attention to the children's spiritual growth.   The culture within our beautiful new building is one of safety, calm, and control.  Every day the students and staff set the tone of excellence by reciting their own mission statement, in which they pledge to be "the best we can be, each and every day."  

Special features:  We provide middle school choice of "specials" that include choir, technology/robotics, and art.  Gym is required for everyone.  Chapel is held every week.  Student Council is active.  Our school also boasts many extracurricular activities in the after-school program, including boys' and girls' basketball, two choirs, volleyball, track, robotics, drama, drumming, and tech lab.  

Outcomes:   School test scores from 3rd thru 8th exceed the national mean in the core subjects.
A generation of successful alumni are the result.
83% of our 2012 grads entered high schools at which the average ACT score matched or exceeded that of the State of Il overall.   Eighty-seven percent (87%) of alumni report having enrolled in college. 

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. North Central Accreditation
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Learning Programs Supported mild learning differences
Year Founded 1985

Student Body

Total Students 290 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 100%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade Holy Family School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 60%
Average Class Size 21 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(uniform required)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $2,150
Tuition Notes Very affordable tuition thanks to extensive support from school partners. Reduction for siblings. High school scholarships awarded.
% on Financial Aid 100%
Average Financial Aid Grant $5,000
Acceptance Rate 95%
National avg.: 85%


Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Basketball, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. 8th grade mentoring for high school selection, After-school program, Choir, Greeters and Guides Club, art, band, cheerleading, drama, fitness, spoken word, technology, tutoring Choir, art, band, cheerleading, drama, fitness, spoken word, technology, tutoring, 8th grade mentoring for high school selection,
After-school program,
Greeters and Guides Club,

School Notes:

    • Serving west side children first-come, first served
    • rigorous academics; placements into Chicago's finest high schools
    • Before and after-school care available at modest additional cost or with Action For Children subsidy
    • New in 2008:  45,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility at Homan Square, No. Lawndale, just 3 blks. south of the Eisenhower, next to the Tower

    Profile last updated: 07/30/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Providence-st Mel School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Saint Agatha Catholic Academy (0.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Saint Agatha Catholic Academy (0.6 miles away)
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