Holy Rosary Academy

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Holy Rosary Academy Photo #1 - Elementary student embark on the first stage of the Trivium by learning the grammar of every subject such as the times tables in math, the scale in music and phonics in reading. Reading, writing, and arithmetic lay the foundation and form the building blocks for the middle school transition.
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Holy Rosary Academy Photo #1 - Elementary student embark on the first stage of the Trivium by learning the grammar of every subject such as the times tables in math, the scale in music and phonics in reading. Reading, writing, and arithmetic lay the foundation and form the building blocks for the middle school transition.
Holy Rosary Academy Photo #2 - Holy Rosary Academy is an independent school in the Catholic tradition, faithful to the See of Peter, founded and governed by Catholic laity. Founded in the Marian Year 1987, and named in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary, it comprises both grammar and secondary education.
Holy Rosary Academy Photo #3 - The end of all our efforts at Holy Rosary Academy is to produce holy men and women. Through careful attendance to their day-to-day activities we foster in them virtue formed from well-developed habits in manners, speech, and dress.
Holy Rosary Academy Photo #4 - By engaging our students through conversation and urging them to reflect on nature and humanity around them, our student scholars become fully informed citizens capable of continuing to grow in the love of truth, goodness, and beauty.
Holy Rosary Academy Photo #5 - At the logic stage, students are encouraged to question, debate, and discover connections as they begin to read the Great Thinkers of Western Civilization. Students complete the Core Knowledge sequence begun in the Elementary School. Active exchange fosters in the students the importance of rigor and clarity in the their writing and speaking.
Holy Rosary Academy Photo #6 - Faith, hope and charity are the work of God's grace, chiefly through the sacraments of His Church. Hence, students are encouraged to pray before every class, to participate actively in the sacramental life, to pray the Rosary and other Catholic devotional exercises, and to participate in Catholic and private charities in the community.
Holy Rosary Academy Photo #7 - Holy Rosary Academy students become involved in all facets of the school and the community by participating in activities outside the classroom that develop their physical and social gifts as well as their love of beauty.
Holy Rosary Academy Photo #8 - Juniors and seniors demonstrate rhetorical skills by carefully considering, artfully writing and successfully defending a self-selected philosophical thesis topic. Consequently, seniors are prepared to enter college or pursue a career with poise.
Holy Rosary Academy Photo #9 - The upper school maintains the emphasis on logic by introducing the students to a rigorous college-preparatory program dedicated to challenging the students to creatively solve problems, make distinctions, and write insightfully. The Quadrivium is added to their classical curriculum through deeper study of natural science, mathematics, music and Euclidean geometry.
Holy Rosary Academy Photo #10 - Through careful attendance to their day-to-day activities we foster in them virtue formed from well-developed habits in manners, speech, and dress. We feed their soul with theology courses, the sacraments, and other Catholic devotional exercises. We strengthen their minds with the classical thoughts and works of the greatest thinkers throughout the ages.
Holy Rosary Academy is a Classical school in the Roman Catholic tradition, faithful to the See of Peter, founded and governed by Catholic laity.
Founded in the Marian Year 1987, and named in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary, it comprises both grammar and secondary education.
Holy Rosary Academy is accredited by NAPC*IS.   2022 Niche and USA Today Top Private High School in Alaska
Newman Society Award: H.S. School of Excellence.  Member of Institute for Catholic Liberal Education (ICLE)
135 Total Enrollment  Entrance test: Required.  Financial Aid Awarded 2020-21: $50,000.
College Attendance: 100% of the last 3 graduating classes. College Scholarships offered: $1 million +.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked AK School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 139 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,750
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Holy Rosary Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Alaska for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded
1987

Student Body

Total Students
139 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
36%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade
Holy Rosary Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
30%
Average Class Size
11 students
List of Courses Offered
Average SAT score
1231
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Uniform required

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
K-12: Full $8,750; Reduced w/ CARS $5,875 PreK 4 : $6,200
% on Financial Aid
23%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$1,591
Admissions Director
Carolina Alberton
Endowment Size
$0.1 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Holy Rosary Academy cost?
Holy Rosary Academy's tuition is approximately $8,750 for private students.
What sports does Holy Rosary Academy offer?
Holy Rosary Academy offers 5 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Indoor Soccer, Soccer, Track and Field and Volleyball. Holy Rosary Academy is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Alaska for most sports offered.
What is Holy Rosary Academy's ranking?
Holy Rosary Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Alaska for: Largest student body and Most sports offered.
When is the application deadline for Holy Rosary Academy?
The application deadline for Holy Rosary Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (8 reviews)
5  
Holy Rosary Academy has been a great fit for our kids. The curriculum is rigorous and the teachers are outstanding. The culture that permeates the school is grounded in striving for virtue and truly engaging each student in the task of his own education. I recommend anyone seeking a classroom environment that challenges his children to rise to their fullest potential -academically, spiritually, and socially- to look into Holy Rosary Academy.
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5  
We are so incredibly thankful for finding Holy Rosary Academy for our two children. They are receiving an excellent classical education from faculty that strive for excellence from all students.
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5  
We just started some of our kids here this year, and everything has been a great experience. Coming from ASD, our kids were struggling, and in just the short time we have been there, they are progressing by leaps and bounds - not just academically but spiritually and socially. Can't say enough about how grateful we are now to be a part of this school and community!
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5  
We are very thankful for Holy Rosary Academy, the faculty, and the community. Classical and Catholic education prepared our children well for college and their futures! HRA instilled a love of learning and disciplined thought processes in our children. They provided strong academic and religious habits. Our kids are now in college and on the dean's list, go to church, and have faithful friends who share our values. What we taught at home was supported and built on at the school. We got our money's worth in college scholarships and opportunities!
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5  
Proud parent of 2 Holy Rosary Grads. They continue to practice their Catholic faith. Both could have gone to almost any University they chose. They are both Deans listed in their respective programs and on track for excellent jobs. More importantly, they are confident, intelligent, well-spoken adults and productive members of society.
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5  
Holy Rosary was a fantastic high school education, going into college I didn`t feel like there was much of a transition period. It prepared me for every aspect of college that it could`ve, and my classmates and I are still great friends 3 years after I`ve graduated from HRA.
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5  
Holy Rosary is an amazing school that taught my children about their Catholic faith and helped to develop their character. After being in ASD for several years we moved our children to Holy Rosary. During our time at Holy Rosary, they were challenged in their education and grew immensely in their academics. We have loved the community at Holy Rosary and encourage anyone in Anchorage to consider this school.
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5  
We love this school for its faithfulness to the Catholic Tradition and its classical methods.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked AK School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 139 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,750
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Anchorage, AK is $9,588 for elementary schools and $8,770 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Anchorage, AK is 91% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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