Academics & Spiritual Development
Holy Family School's curriculum is based upon the Diocesan Guidelines and the Ohio Standards. Holy Family School is 100 percent compliant with the Operating Standards for Ohio's Catholic Schools. In May 2004, the Commission of the Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association granted Holy Family School full accreditation, with reaccreditation occurring every six years. Holy Family students and teachers have been awarded numerous honors and distinctions through the years and offers one of the best private education experiences in the Youngstown area.
The total curriculum includes 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 development. As a parochial school, Holy Family follows the Diocesan course of study. The basic curriculum of the school, but not necessarily for each grade, includes the following subjects: Religion, Reading, Language Arts (English, Spelling, Handwriting), Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Cultural Arts (Art and Music), Health and Safety, Physical Education, Computer Education and Library.
In addition, Holy Family School implements a Family Life Program that begins in fourth grade for girls and fifth grade for boys and continues through eighth grade. This program explains physical, emotional and psychological changes that begin at these ages and includes advice on health, hygiene and good grooming.
Holy Family School has procured OptionC, a secure student management system that provides parents with a secure 24-hour access to student grades, assignments, and a discipline module notifies parents when an infraction occurs. Complete medical and sacramental records are stored online as well.
Please see the Parent / Student Handbook for additional information regarding academics at Holy Family School.
The primary responsibility of religious training lies with the parents. “Because they have given life to their children, parents have a most serious obligation and enjoy the right to educate them; therefore, Christian parents are especially to care for the Christian education of their children according to the teaching handed on by the Church.” (Canon 226)
Holy Family School is a partner in this development and provides religious instruction daily. Students at Holy Family School study the journey of Christ and learn the meaning of his mission and message to all Christians. The importance of prayer, participation in liturgy, celebration of the sacraments and living in God’s footsteps is the foundation of building their personal relationship with God.
Furthermore, Holy Family School has numerous activities planned during the annual celebration of Catholic Schools Week. Please consult the School Calendar for specific dates pertaining to all of our important events.
Catholic Schools in The Diocese Of Youngstown Educate Students To:
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