Holy Family School provides a high-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 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, dance, 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, choir, volleyball, track, robotics, drama, dance, art, and tech lab. Outcomes: School test scores from 3rd thru 8th exceed the national mean.
A generation of successful alumni are the result. Graduates are currently enrolled at the University of Michigan, Marquette University, University of IL-Urbana Champaign, Tuskegee Institute, Univ. of Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Illinois College, Virginia Commonwealth, Southern IL Univ., and Western IL Universisty, amont others.
100% of our 2017 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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 320 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $2,450
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 21 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
320 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
Holy Family School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Sliding scale up to $3500. Siblings discounted. Rates quoted include book fee. Very affordable tuition is a result of extensive tuition assistance provided by school partners for every student.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Endowment Size
$3.4 million


Total Sports Offered
4 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
11 extracurriculars
After-school program, technology, tutoring

Club or Organization:
8th grade mentoring for high school selection, Greeters and Guides Club

Arts and Music Programs:
art, Choir, dance

Recreational Athletic Programs:
cheerleading, fitness, swimming

School Notes

  • Serving children first-come, first served
  • Challenging academics; placements into Chicago's finest high schools
  • Every accepted student receives approximately $6000 in tuition assistance
  • Before and after-school care available at modest additional cost or with Action For Children subsidy
  • 45,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility on the Homan Square campus, just 3 blks. south of the Eisenhower next to the Tower
  • High school scholarships available to students performing well at Holy Family

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 320 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $2,450
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 21 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Chicago, IL is $9,758 for elementary schools and $16,841 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Chicago, IL is 87% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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