Leaders. Thinkers. Grounded in faith.
HFCA has been nationally recognized twice as a Catholic School for Tomorrow for Innovation in Curriculum and Instruction. A clear tribute to our amazing faculty. Read more.
Our 10:1 student-teacher ratio, 21st century thinking curriculum and focus on STEM prepare students for their future, not our past.
Grounded in faith
We believe our distinctly Catholic environment provides the setting for service to others, spiritual growth, and moral decision making. Read more.
Learners in Kindergarten through Grade 8 are involved in active learning that focuses on questioning, critical thinking and problem solving. It takes learning beyond memorization of facts to develop higher order skills of analyzing, evaluating and creating. Learn more
Holy Family Catholic Academy Receives Monsanto Fund Grant for Outdoor Classroom
Holy Family Catholic Academy just announced that the Inverness school received a $7,500 Monsanto Fund grant for their Outdoor Classroom. Employees from Climate Corporation Chicago recommended Holy Family Catholic Academy to receive the grant from the Monsanto Fund’s 2016 site grant initiative. Funds from the grant will be used to expand science and technology learning via Holy Family Catholic Academy’s innovative outdoor classroom. Read more.
HFCA’s Outdoor Classroom is the first Preschool-Grade 8 in the Chicago Area to be Nationally Certified
Nature Explore Outreach Director, Susie Wirth compliments HFCA for our “tremendous leadership in growing the next generation of environmental stewards. Holy Family Catholic Academy’s commitment to providing research-based and nature-rich learning offers a wonderful example to educators throughout the country.” Read more
Outdoor Classroom and Facilities
Holy Family Catholic Academy Accepted as a Candidate for IB World School Primary Years Programme
We are please to announce that HFCA is the first school in the Archdiocese of Chicago to be accepted as a candidate* by the International Baccalaureate Organization’s (IB) Primary Years Programme. HFCA is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. We share a common philosophy with IB schools–a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that HFCA believes is important for our students. Click here to read our press release.
*Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.
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Principal Kate O'Brien's Blog
The Wonder of the Outdoors and Team Building
This week our 7th grade classes embarked on their annual trip to Camp Timber-lee in East Troy, Wisconsin. This 3-day, 2- night trip is an important part of our overall commitment to outdoor education which also includes a 5th/6th grade trip to … Continue reading
Principal's Blog Archives
Principal Kate O’Brien
Welcome to Holy Family Catholic Academy! We have a truly unique school with amazing teachers, a curriculum rooted in 21st century skills, and most importantly, a faith-based environment where all are welcome. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. [email protected]
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