Academy Of The Holy Family

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  • The Academy of the Holy Family (AHF), a Catholic college prep school for young women, was founded in 1874.
  • We are located in the New England countryside approximately two hours away from Boston and three hours from New York City.
  • The Academy has educated young women from the United States and abroad.
  • A tight-knit school community, AHF offers its students the opportunity to express their faith and learn in a comfortable atmosphere.
  • Classes are small, enabling students to receive individual attention.
  • Courses offered include college prep, honors and some advanced placement classes. Our international students have English as a Second Language (ESL) and English for ESL classes.
  • The faculty consists of both religious and lay persons.
  • At the Academy we strive to "Pursue knowledge; embrace the truths of Christ; respond to the needs of others." Our young women are confident, active in the community and graduate from AHF, ready to attend various colleges and universities.
  • We often hear from our alumnae and realize the impact the Academy has made on them- successful careers, yes, as well as bringing a sense of family to wherever their path in life has taken them.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1874

Student Body

Total Students37 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
25%
State avg.: 22%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
44%
Average Class Size6 students
Number of AP Courses2 courses
Advanced CoursesAP Calculus, AP English,
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(school uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$11,000
Tuition Notesdomestic boarding= $30000 international boarding= $38000
Acceptance Rate
85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorSr. Mary Kateri

Sports

Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBasketball, Soccer, SoftballBasketballSoccer,
Softball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Environmental, Exercise Club, Human Rights Club, Legion of Mary, National Art Honor Society, National Honor Society (NHS), Pro-Life Club, Teens in Action, Yearbook Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Theatre

School Notes

  • The Academy of the Holy Family (AHF), a Catholic college prep school for young women, was founded in 1874. We are located in the New England countryside approximately two hours away from Boston and three hours from New York City. The Academy has educated young women from the United States and abroad. A tight-knit school community, AHF offers its students the opportunity to express their faith and learn in a comfortable atmosphere. Classes are small, enabling students to receive individual attention. Courses offered include college prep, honors and some advanced placement classes. Our international students have English as a Second Language (ESL) and English for ESL classes. The faculty consists of both religious and lay persons. At the Academy we strive to "Pursue knowledge; embrace the truths of Christ; respond to the needs of others." Our young women are confident, active in the community and graduate from AHF, ready to attend various colleges and universities. We often hear from our alumnae and realize the impact the Academy has made on them- successful careers, yes, as well as bringing a sense of family to wherever their path in life has taken them.
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