The HFS Difference

  • Quick Facts

    • 2016 National Blue Ribbon School
    • 2021 and 2022 School of Distinguished Instruction - Archdiocese of Philadelphia

    • Pennsylvania Department of Education certified classroom teachers and small classroom sizes for optimal learning

    • Flexible Preschool and PreK schedule

    • Full & Half-day Kindergarten

    • Technology-driven learning
      • Individual Chromebooks or iPads for students in Kindergarten - 8th Grade
    • Excellent Parish/School sacramental preparation programs

    • Challenging instruction in the core curriculum subject and electives including Music, Art, Physical Education, Technology, and Library

    • Pre-Algebra and Algebra I offered for Middle School

    • Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) services available on site for students

  • positive school environment

    To foster a positive school environment where all students are educated in a safe and caring atmosphere, all Archdiocesan schools follow established procedures for prevention and intervention for bullying, harassment or intimidation. 

  • Accreditation & Recognition

    Holy Family School accredited by the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools. Our most recent re-accreditation is valid until 2021.

    Holy Family School is a 2021 School of Distinguished Instruction, as recognized by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

    Holy Family School is proud to be recognized as a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School. In 2016, our school was one of 50 private schools in the nation to receive this honor. Please visit our Blue Ribbon School page for more information about this honor.

  • Why holy family?

    • We have the feel of a family, since students and staff spend so many years together.

    • We have more opportunities for close relationships with teachers.  Teachers can watch children grow and are better able to gauge their strengths and weaknesses.

    • We have early grade teachers who know almost every student in the building and middle grade teachers who can speak with any of them about students’ histories, learning styles, and family dynamics. These connections mean that each September, teachers and their students do not start from square one.

    • We provide a secure environment for young adolescents in which to learn as they undergo many social, physical and psychological changes.  Staying in the same building where they spent the first years of their education gives them a sense of safety.

    • We provide opportunities for older students to mentor or tutor younger students.

    • We emphasize discipline and academic accomplishment.

    • We have more parental involvement, because parents remain connected to one school longer and are more likely to have more than one family member enrolled in the school at the same time.