Holy Family

Holy Family

North Lawndale, South Lawndale, Garfield Park, Austin, and Humboldt Park
3415 W Arthington Street
Chicago, IL 60624

Dr. Candace Smith, Principal



About Holy Family School

Holy Family School provides affordable, private, faith-based education for students in kindergarten through 8th grade. Holy Family is committed to helping students rise to their potential, becoming 21st-century leaders, through an academically challenging and Christian values-driven curriculum.

Small class sizes and nurturing educators ensure classrooms provide a safe and calm learning environment for all students, regardless of prior academic achievement, race, religion, or ethnicity. Holy Family’s goal is to open doors for families by offering all students tuition assistance. Additional programming includes year-round services for school families, even summer camp!


Learning Outcomes

Holy Family graduates are accepted into some of the best high schools in Chicago. Many graduates receive scholarships and 98% of students attend their college prep high school of choice.

  • Holy Family students consistently outperform the national average on standardized tests.
  • College Bound Alumni — 83% of graduates since 2003 have enrolled in college.

Little Learners Preschool Program:

The Little Learners Program offers wrap-around childcare for working parents. The preschool day runs from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm, with additional after-care services available until 5:30 pm. Children develop confidence, creativity, and critical thinking skills using award-winning research-based HighScope Curriculum. In Holy Family’s HighScope classroom, children are guided to explore, interact, and exercise their creative imagination through purposeful play. Their certified, well-prepared teachers support and extend each child’s learning based on their developmental levels, so children enter Kindergarten ready and eager to learn.



Holy Family School has full recognition from the Illinois State Board of Education and has been accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement.


Student Body: Coed

Grade Levels: PK 3 & 4, K-8

Extended Schedules

  • Before School
  • After School
  • Summer Camp

Programs and Services

  • STEM Competition Team
  • Choir
  • Drama
  • The Peace Exchange
  • Adventures in Afterschool Learning
  • Championship Sports Program in Basketball and Track
  • Affordable Tuition, with Extensive Scholarship Opportunities Available

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