Curriculum Philosophy of Learning
Let it be known to all who enter here that Christ is the reason for this school, the unseen, but ever-present teacher in its classes, the model of its faculty, the inspiration of its students.
At Holy Family Catholic School we believe each child has God given talents and abilities that will help him or her grow both spiritually and academically. It is our job to help foster growth and encourage these students in an environment which is focused on Christ and celebrates our individuality so that we all contribute to the universal call of the Church: to be extensions of Christ-his hands and feet to the world.
With the Holy Family as our guide, we believe parents and guardians are the primary and most influential teachers of their children. To facilitate this journey towards holiness and wisdom, we partner with parents to form our students in the faith, expose them to a Christ-centered learning environment and model Christ’s love through service to others.
Recognizing the diverse needs of our students enriches our school and reminds us that we are one body in Christ. We strive to provide our students with academic excellence by unlocking the learning potential of each student where everyone works together for their success. Some of the ways we inspire academic growth is through diverse teaching techniques such as guided reading instruction, word study, and differentiated learning across the curriculum. In addition to building academic excellence in the core subjects, Holy Family uses Lab Learner science curriculum to develop life-long critical thinking skills and started an enrichment program to meet student needs at a high academic level. Lastly, we teach not only academics, but tools for success in the future through our guidance and learning resource programs.
Finally, at Holy Family Catholic School, we believe that Christian service and cultural understanding are rooted in Christ’s love and are essential elements of a child’s education. The many celebrations of cultures and religious traditions enrich our school and expose students to the global reach of our faith. Also, students are provided with many opportunites to serve others both near and far, such as providing fundraising for the needs of our partnering parish in Haiti, knitting scarves for the homeless and monthly school food drives. Through these calls to serve students learn, “The life of Jesus is a life for others. It is a life of service.” –Pope Francis