“I have been involved with Holy Family for almost 13 years. As an after-school volunteer, I am privileged to teach students from K-8. I developed a curriculum, “Art and Spirituality,” to introduce the kids to music using Orff instruments and techniques. I work with talented kids but often many are scared and believe they cannot do art. But inevitably we all come to know that making art is for everyone. In fact, students donate their creations at the fall and spring fundraising events. The silent auction of their work offers guests an opportunity to personally connect with students. Their completed artwork is beyond outstanding. The success of my program is not due to my abilities alone. It is through the well trained and committed staff the passionate teachers and the high standards coupled with love that pours out from Cheryl Collins, Principal. Trust service abundance compassion and guidance are the hallmarks I witness and feel at Holy Family. I am privileged to say that honestly, you will not find another school like this anywhere else in Chicago.”
North Lawndale, South Lawndale, Garfield Park, Austin, and Humboldt Park
3415 W Arthington Street
Chicago, IL 60624
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!
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
- Before School
- After School
- Summer Camp
Programs and Services
- STEM Competition Team
- The Peace Exchange
- Adventures in Afterschool Learning
- Championship Sports Program in Basketball and Track
- Affordable Tuition, with Extensive Scholarship Opportunities Available
From Our Parents & Volunteers
“My child is in the pre-K class. Both the teacher and TA are a fantastic team. The principal is very attentive and the Director is also highly engaged. I am always appreciative of the quality of education my son receives evident from speaking with my child on a daily basis. My child frequently offers up new concepts or facts learned through his education at Holy Family. My little one has already been to several schools and I thank God we finally landed at Holy Family.”