Holy Family Academy

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  • With over 100 years of academic excellence, Holy Family Academy is the premier Catholic School in Gardner, Massachusetts that has been forged through uniting two great schools, Holy Rosary and Sacred Heart.
  • Holy Family Academy provides quality, affordable education for grades Pre-K through 8.
  • We are a community rooted in Christian faith and values which fosters a safe, secure environment for our children to grow spiritually, academically, and morally.
  • The combination of Gospel values, a strong curriculum, and a familial environment allows our students to develop as whole persons in mind, body and spirit.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1903

Student Body

Total Students182 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Holy Family Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniform Required)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesPlease see website for tuition information.
Admissions DirectorNancy Tyros


Total Sports Offered1 sport


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chess Club, STEM Beginnings

Arts and Music Programs:
Chorus, Drama Club, Musical Drama Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Girls on the Run, Ski Club

School Notes

  • Academics: Holy Family Academy is fully accredited and provides a well-rounded, challenging liberal arts core curriculum which includes Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Religion, French and Spanish.  Our curriculum also includes "specials," including Art, Music, Drama, Computer Training, and Physical Education.  In an effort to meet the broad spectrum of educational needs of our students, full time Title I services are also offered.  In addition to traditional methods of instruction, Holy Family Academy utilizes technology, including IPads and SMART Boards, to enhance student learning and growth.  Most classes are highly interactive, many project-oriented, and the upper school classes often include a Socratic approach to learning, wherein there is an even-flow of questions and answers by both teachers and students.  These methods foster independent thinking, the ability to ask critical questions, and an integrated love for learning.Our commitment to small class sizes and uncompromising teaching excellence allows students to receive individual attention and encourages academic success.  Graduates from the Academy consistently receive honor roll status and often attend  regional high schools, as well as Northfield Mount Hermon, Monty Tech, The Winchendon School, Cushing Academy and St. Bernard`s High School.Half-day or Full-day
  • Preschool Program: Holy Family Academy offers an academically and socially enriched Pre-Kindergarten program that will prepare your child for Kindergarten.   It is an affordable option to daycare and au pair (spelling ) services.  The Academy accepts children that are three or four years old and offers a variety of programs--2, 3, 5-day, full or half-day--depending upon the child`s age and the parents` choice.
  • Before and After School Programs: Our well supervised before and after school program is comprised of extra-help, social interaction between age groups, and good wholesome play.  Private music instrument and voice lessons are available.  Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Daisy Scouts use the Academy for den meetings.  
  • Extra-Curricular Activities: Holy Family offers a wide variety of extra-curricular activities, including Skiing and Snowboarding, Intramural Volleyball, Chorus, Musical and Drama productions, and competitive Basketball.  In addition, many of our students participate in National Honor Society and Student Council.
  • Special Programs: Each year, sixth grade students spend a week at Nature`s Classroom.Catholic Schools Week at the end of each January is a week of fun and informative activities for students.We participate in both the National Geographic Geography Bee and the Scripp`s National Spelling Bee. During Student Government Week students in 7th and 8th grade shadow local and state government representatives, visit the Gardner Courthouse, and  run a mock city council meeting, in an effort to become civic-minded responsible citizens.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Fitchburg
    Grades: PK-8 | 232 students
    11.1 miles
    254 Summer Street
    Fitchburg, MA 01420
    (978) 342-1948
    11.1 PK-8
  • Gardner
    Grades: K-8 | 175 students
    0.5 miles
    53 Lynde St
    Gardner, MA 01440
    (978) 632-0950
    0.5 K-8

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