Award Year: 2017

Holy Family Catholic Academy

2515 Palatine Road
Inverness, IL, 60067-4567

(847) 907-3452

Mrs. Kate O'Brien, Principal at time of Nomination

Archdiocese of Chicago

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Mission

Holy Family Catholic Academy prepares students to become leaders and thinkers, grounded in their faith through innovation, inquiry learning, and applied technology.

Student Demographics
  • White: 81%
  • Hispanic: 9%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Two or more races: 5%
  • ELL: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 0%
Application
Holy Family Catholic Academy students enjoy learning in outdoor classroom.

Holy Family Catholic Academy students enjoy learning in outdoor classroom.

Holy Family Catholic Academy (HFCA) embraces a culture of continuous improvement. It has been recognized twice nationally as a Catholic School of Tomorrow for Innovation in Curriculum and Instruction, and is the first school in the Archdiocese of Chicago, the nation's largest private school system, to become a Candidate in the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme.

HFCA is committed to educating students to their full potential by nurturing each child through differentiated instruction, inquiry-based learning, an integrated curriculum, and a vibrant Catholic community.

Differentiated instruction, enhanced by using instructional assistants, allows all students the opportunity to be equally engaged and appropriately challenged. Learning is maximized through small, flexible groupings based on ability or learning style and may include mixed-age groupings.

Inquiry-based learning is an integral part of HFCA's thinking curriculum. Consistent with the International Baccalaureate World School framework, academic content is explored through an interdisciplinary approach integrating technology, Spanish, the arts, physical education, and most importantly, faith which is the heart and foundation of HFCA. Working in teams, students research and collaborate to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills.

HFCA offers three distinct areas dedicated to hands-on STEM instruction including two fully-equipped science labs and a nationally certified outdoor classroom which provides an outdoor laboratory to study life sciences and expands learning beyond the classroom.

HFCA is committed to moving from best practices to next practices as it empowers the next generation of global leaders, thinkers, grounded in faith.

Candidacy is not a guarantee of authorization.