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Our Academics

Students learn a core curriculum of reading, math, social studies, science and religion. They learn from specialists in the areas of physical education/health, art, music and technology. 

Annual test scores in reading and math are consistently above the state averages.  Recent assessments for NWEA tests placed 66% of the Holy Family students in the High Average or High categories for math and 71% of the students in the High Average or High categories for reading. Students excel in technology skills through use of computers, iPads, Smartboards and other devices.
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Language Arts

Language Arts helps students use their God-given gifts to communicate with confidence, clarity and commitment. HFS Language Arts curriculum provides lessons and activities that empower students to read, listen, speak, view, interpret and use media in ways that are purposeful and meaningful and reflect our world and our beliefs to enrich our lives, our community and our world.  

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Music enables us to express our feelings and beliefs in ways that are unique and creative. Every student is invited to explore and develop their own musical potential. Holy Family School serves as a guide to enable students to discover a life-long appreciation for and participation in music.

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We believe a  math curriculum is interesting, relevant and engaging for students of all ages. A challenging curriculum should develop and extend student's mathematical proficiency and literacy. In meeting the demands of a changing world, the math curriculum will prepare students to think critically, problems solve, innovate and collaborate.

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It is the belief of Holy Family School that science should ensure the active cognitive and physical involvement of the learner; such involvement will be evidenced through the teacher's modeling of science strategies, students' independent learning and cooperative learning efforts with peers.

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Holy Family School is fortunate to have a fluent Spanish speaking grandparent visit our classrooms once a week for a lesson in Spanish. The students learn about the language, cultural in various Spanish speaking countries and even their festivals and songs.

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Physical Education

Holy Family School believes Physical Education is an important part of the total educational program. Students participate in physical activities that allow them to develop an understanding of the physical abilities of themselves and others. Students become aware of the social benefits of physical activity through participation. The total development of students is the goal of the educational system.

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Technology infuses classrooms with digital learning tools, used to support both teaching and learning. It expands student course offerings, experiences and learning materials in and out of the classroom. technology supports learning that goes on all around us, builds 21st century skills and increases student engagement in their learning process.

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Social Studies

Holy Family School educators believe a social studies curriculum should develop moral character and respect for self and others as children of God. Teaching social studies in a Catholic school helps students become productive individuals who recognize the rights and responsibilities as citizens of the world.

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Religious Formation

As a faith community, Holy Family School provides our students with opportunities to deepen their understanding of the Catholic faith, to experience life in a Christian community, to participate actively in the mission of Jesus Christ and his Church and to celebrate their Catholic faith.

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Art education at Holy Family centers around teaching about art history, art aesthetics, art perspectives and studio art that uses interdisciplinary methods that enhance learning, creativity and innovation.

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