Holy Family School

  • 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.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.AdvancED
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1985

Student Body

Total Students312 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by GradeHoly Family School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size21 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(uniform required)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$2,450
Tuition NotesSliding 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$6,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Endowment Size3.4 million


Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Dance, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballDance,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.8th grade mentoring for high school selection, After-school program, art, cheerleading, Choir, dance, fitness, Greeters and Guides Club, swimming, technology, tutoring art, cheerleading, Choir, dance, fitness, swimming, technology, tutoring, 8th grade mentoring for high school selection,
After-school program,
Greeters and Guides Club,

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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