Holy Family

Holy Family

North Lawndale and surrounding neighborhoods
3415 W Arthington Street
Chicago, IL 60624


Deana Spencer, Director – Little Learners Academy

Funmilola Macaulay, Principal – Holy Family School


Little Learners Academy (Ages 3 & 4)

The Little Learners Academy offers full-day, year round childcare for 3 & 4-year-olds. The preschool day runs from 8am to 3pm, with additional after-care services available until 5:30pm. Children develop confidence, creativity, and critical thinking skills using award-winning research-based HighScope Curriculum. In Holy Family’s preschool classrooms, 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. Learn more about Little Learners Academy at this link.


Holy Family School (Grades K-8)

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!


Mentorship Program

The Mentoring Program pairs students with a young adult who guides them through the process to apply to competitive college-prep high schools.

Discover America Program

The Discover America Program is designed to increase college awareness for our 7th and 8th graders through actual visits to college campuses.

Peace Exchange Program

The Peace Exchange Program is an innovative youth leadership development program that includes education and international travel to prepare teens and young adults to be leaders, role models, mentors and peacemakers in their communities. The distinctive outreach initiative for middle school students provides powerful tools to combat violence.


Learning Outcomes

  • 75% of Little Learners Academy students have average or higher scores on the national Kindergarten Readiness Test.
  • Holy Family students consistently outperform the national average on standardized tests.
  • Each year, 98% of graduates are accepted into high-performing high schools.
  • 83% of graduates since 2003 have enrolled in college.


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 & Afterschool Care
  • Summer Camp

Programs and Services

  • STEM Competition Team
  • Choir
  • Drama
  • Adventures in Afterschool Learning
  • Championship Sports Program in Basketball and Track
  • Peace Exchange & Mentorship Programs for Middle School Students
  • Affordable Tuition with Extensive Scholarship Opportunities Available

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