“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
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!
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.
- 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
- Before & Afterschool Care
- Summer Camp
Programs and Services
- STEM Competition Team
- 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
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.”