The Elementary School (Grades K-5)
Holy Family School has a tradition of integrity and excellence which is achieved through a successful balance of the three important components:
The Kindergarten program at Holy Family School is the foundation for making life-long learners out of our youngest students. Each kindergartener has a third grade buddy assigned to them for Mass and other events. Strategic lesson planning and creative teaching methods are the basis of core academic and spiritual fundamentals. Hands-on activities such as music, games, and listening activities enhance the key areas of study which include:
Grades 1 - 4
Students leave behind “wall words” and third grade buddies to build an academic and spiritual foundation rooted in greater independence. Students begin earning letter grades on report cards in the first grade to mark progress. In second grade, students are introduced to study guides and test-taking skills while the religious aspect of this school year is concentrated on making the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. Third graders are introduced to note taking and the Accelerated Reader Program while also serving as buddies to the Kindergarten students. Creativity, hands-on activities, cooperative learning, special projects, and field trips are used in combination with academic instruction to make learning interesting and fun.
Core areas of study are:
Grades 4 - 5
Individuality, accountability, and self-motivation are the qualities instilled in our upper elementary students. In fourth grade, students begin switching classes, exposing them to different teaching styles and teachers who specialize in each subject area. They also receive instruction in Ohio history and musical instruction on recorders. The fifth grade students participate in the Poland Township Police Department’s D.A.R.E. program and are encouraged to partake in beginning band. Greater expectations are placed upon the fifth graders as they prepare for the middle school years. The basic curriculum consists of:
Holy Family School’s total curriculum encompasses the development of Catholic values and attitudes as well as the attainment of knowledge and skills necessary for the student’s spiritual, moral, intellectual, social, and physical growth.