Holy Family School is dedicated to providing a faith and academic community of excellence in an environment where it is evident Jesus is the reason and the purpose of our school. We believe in:
Worshiping and praying together as one faith community.
Educating ourselves spiritually, academically, and socially today as well as in the future.
Building and maintaining strong partnerships with our families, parishes and community.
Evangelizing and proclaiming the GOOD NEWS through words and actions, worship, community and service to others.
Learning about and addressing peace and justice issues, locally as well as globally.
Individualizing lessons and activities to meet the needs and learning styles of every child to help nurture their full academic potential.
Encouraging and supporting students as they face new issues, skills, challenges, and concerns.
Valuing and respecting each person as a child of God and respecting all of God's creations.
Empowering each person to use their gifts and talents to grow and serve others.
The instructional program of Holy Family School encourages a child to progress at his/her individual rate of learning. The curriculum meets the requirements of the Minnesota Department of Education and of the Diocese of St. Cloud. We are fully accredited with MNSAA (Minnesota Non-Public School Accreditiong Association) and a member of the National Catholic Education Association. Our school has an all-day kindergarten through sixth grade program. The curriculum is interdisciplinary and covers the basic subject areas in addition to supplemental programs. This year, 219 students attend Holy Family School. There is one administrator, sixteen full-time teachers and sixteen support staff. Students, parents and staff make up a family that works in partnership with the parishes, community and surrounding areas.
The text books we use are as follows:
Religion: Loyola Press - Finding God
Language Arts: Scott Foresmann- Reading Street
Math: Houghton Mifflin- Math Unlimited
Science: McGraw- Hill Science
Social: Macmillan- The World Around Us
Music: McGraw-Hill- Share the Music
The teaching of religion is an integral part of the child's overall education at Holy Family School. The children have daily religion classes in which they learn about the teaching of Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church. Second grade students are prepared by parents and teachers to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist. All students are provided the opportunity to attend Mass. Students in second through sixth grade receive the sacrament of Reconciliation twice a year. It is our mission to spread God's word through our lessons, actions and words.