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Holy Family School welcomes back Bears
Growing as a Family in the Grace and Knowledge of Our Lord is the theme for Holy Family School as it celebrates its 69th year of academic excellence and achievement. On Wednesday, August 8th, Holy Family began to welcome back their students for the 2018-2019 school year.
Growing is exactly what Holy Family School is doing, not only in the Grace and Knowledge of the Lord but in their overall enrollment. This year, under Principal, Mr. Michael Comeau, who is guiding the school in his 5th year, he clearly sees how much his efforts and those of his committed faculty and staff have paid off. The student enrollment for this year is closing in at 415 students, which is the highest enrollment in over 15 years. It is still important to Mr. Comeau that even though the overall enrollment is growing, his plan is to keep each class size small.
When asked why he believes the enrollment has seen such an increase, Mr. Comeau said, “Parents want a Catholic education for their children. One that is rooted in faith, strong academics and extracurricular activities and athletics.”
Over the past five years, the school has had a wide range of enrichments that are geared toward educating the whole child. Students have a rigorous schedule of the day to day lessons, but also participate in Religion, P.E., Music, Guidance, Library, Technology and Art. Students as young as PreK-4 start to attend these enrichments so the foundation can be laid for a successful academic career while they are here and when they move on to high school. “An example of our strong academics”, per Mr. Comeau, “includes all of our 8th graders taking Algebra I and all of our 7th graders taking Pre-Algebra”. Students in 7th and 8th grades are prepared for high school by taking pre-algebra and algebra in their respective courses. When the students attend these courses, they are earning not only valuable knowledge, but credit hours toward their high school diploma.
As a school, Holy Family prides itself on the success of each and every student. Our students are a testament to how hard work, discipline and faith can lead a child into the next chapter of their lives as they enter the world outside of HFS.