News & Announcements

HFCA's Kindergarten Difference

HFCA, the only International Baccalaureate World School in suburban Chicago, uses worldwide best practices to develop global thinkers, leaders grounded in faith.

Join us on Thursday, 1/23 at 6:30PM or Friday, 1/24 at 9AM to learn how our full-day kindergarten develops creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking skills in our youngest learners.

HFCA--First Middle School Program in Illinois to be STEM Certified

Holy Family Catholic Academy (Inverness) has long been regarded as an innovator in educating students in 2-year-old preschool through grade 8. This week that innovation was again recognized and validated. AdvancED, a multinational, non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site reviews of educational institutions, named HFCA as the first middle school program in Illinois to earn STEM Certification. This announcement came just weeks after HFCA was awarded a 2017 Blue Ribbon Award as an Exemplary High Performing School by the US Department of Education.

Math Awards Continue to Multiply at HFCA

HFCA moves math instruction from numbers, equations, computations, and algorithms to develop math literacy and problem solving skills. Read more in the Daily Herald article about our middle school math teams.

HFCA Principal Recognized for Excellence

Holy Family Catholic Academy's Principal, Mrs. Kate O'Brien was recently recognized by the Archdiocese of Chicago for relentlessly fostering excellence in education. In presenting the St. Thomas Aquinas Award, Dr. Jim Rigg, Superintendent of the Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools, noted Mrs. O'Brien's commitment to rigor, continuous improvement and emphasis on 21st century instructional practices.

HFCA's Student Council's Glow Run Was a Huge Success!

Thank you to all the Student Council members, faculty, and runners who made the Glow Run so much fun! We had over 100 runners from preschool through grade 5 participate to raise money for cancer research. Check out our photo album on Facebook. https://bit.ly/2PmbI9n

Announcing our new HFCA Podcast!

HFCA uses a variety of communication tools to reach our busy parents and other interested parties. We are excited to announce that we recently launched our first podcast on the Podbean app.

Welcome to My House--HFCA's middle school uses best practices to build community and belonging

Holy Family Catholic Academy (Inverness) has received accolades for its nationally and internationally recognized curriculum and instruction. But, at HFCA learning is so much more than test scores and academic achievement. States Principal, Mrs. Kate O’Brien, “Our goal is to develop the whole child and foster an environment where each child is known and supported academically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually.”

“We’ve Always Done it This Way,” Said No Innovator Ever!

Problem solving is more than finding the right answer-- it is focusing on asking the right questions. And sometimes, those questions require an open mind to challenge long held traditions. Recently, Holy Family Catholic Academy (Inverness) set out to solve a problem and ended up questioning an age-old tradition.
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