Elementary & Middle School

The curriculum at Holy Family Catholic School (Grades K-8) provides excellence in all subject areas while integrating Christian principles.

CURRICULUM STANDARDS:  The Holy Family Catholic School Curriculum Standards have been approved on an annual basis by the Illinois State Board of Education and the Office of Catechesis in the Diocese of Springfield.  Holy Family School standards are reviewed on a continual basis.  The Curriculum includes: Religion, Reading, Math (including Algebra, Pre-algebra, Geometry, Accelerated and Remedial Math), Science, English, Social Studies, U.S. History, Civics, Art, Music, Physical Education, Health, Penmanship, Spelling, Phonics, and Computer/Technology.


ACADEMIC ADVANTAGE:
In addition to the core curriculum, students have access to a Degreed Resource Teacher, Spanish, Computers, Accelerated Reader Computerized Reading Enrichment Program, Advanced Math, Spelling Bee, Honor Roll (Gr. 4-8), Science Fair, Member of Illinois Junior Academy of Science, Departmental Grades 6-8 and Title 1 Services.


RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: 
Liturgical prayer experiences are an integral part of the religious education program.  Teachers and students pray together as a class at the beginning of each day, before lunch, and at the end of the school day.  The Angelus is prayed by the students, faculty, and staff every day at noon.  Special preparation is given during the school day to children who will receive the Sacrament of Eucharist and the Sacrament of Reconciliation (grade two) and to those students receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation (grades seven and eight).  On Fridays, students of grades one through eight participate in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and take turns planning the liturgy.