Holy Family School
Holy Family School is a Catholic elementary school founded in Port Allen, Louisiana, in 1949 by the Marianites of Holy Cross.
The school opened on Sept. 5, 1949, under the sponsorship of Holy Family Parish with Father Domsdorf, the pastor. Sister Mary Bernadette MSC, was the first principal. She worked with other Marianite Sisters, Sr. Jane Frances and Sr. Paulinus. Grades K-3 had an opening enrollment of 146 students with a tuition of $4 per month.
The fourth and fifth grades were added in 1950 and in 1951 the sixth grade was added. Seventh and eighth grades joined the rest of the elementary grades in 1952 and 1953 with a total enrollment of 345 students.
The building which now houses grades four through eight was opened in 1961. Additional renovations took place in 1990 when a new library was built. Since then a science lab, an art studio, two state of the art computer labs, and the Parish Hall have become a part of the Holy Family School Campus.
The school remains a vital and integral ministry of Holy Family Parish while also serving the needs of families and students in our surrounding communities.
- Established years in Business:
Celebrating 67 years of academic excellence in Catholic education.
- Main Focal Point:
Our main focal point and philosophy as educators in a Catholic school, is to dedicate ourselves to establishing moral values through a program of instruction that develops and forms each person spiritually, mentally and physically as an individual and member of our faith community.
Over the past three years we have increased our enrollment over 25 percent and anticipate continued growth both now and in the future. The campus has undergone a complete renovation including new state of the art, interactive, promethean boards in every classroom, high efficiency mini-split air conditioners throughout the entire campus, and over the next month, Holy Family School will finalize its’ installation of the wrought iron fence to enclose the entire campus.
Academically, Holy Family School has implemented pre-algebra and algebra for its’ middle school students and is in the process of adding advanced placement English and Creative Writing. With these advanced classes, students will qualify to enter high school with 6 hours of credit before they even step foot on the campus of the high school of their choice.
- Number of Employees:
Holy Family School employs more than 50 people between faculty, staff and ancillary positions.