Why Choose HFCA
Recognized Internationally and Nationally for Curriculum and Instruction
When it comes to your child's education, choosing the right school is paramount. We at Holy Family Catholic Academy (HFCA) invite you to explore our unique learning environment that empowers students from preschool to middle school to become global thinkers and faith-grounded leaders.
HFCA stands out as the only northwest suburban elementary school authorized as an International Baccalaureate World School for the Primary Years Programme (preschool to 5th grade), and we have recently been accepted as a candidate for the Middle Years Programme (grades 6 to 8). This distinction has been awarded to only 14 other schools in Illinois, showcasing our commitment to providing an international perspective and a holistic education.
Our reputation extends both nationally and internationally, a testament to our dedication to continuously improving our curriculum and teaching methods. By collaborating closely with our vibrant parent community, we ensure that our students are well-prepared for their high school years and beyond. Through our education, students develop critical thinking and teamwork skills that are vital for success in today's global community.
In addition to being an IB World School, HFCA has achieved various other notable recognitions. We were the first middle school in the state to receive STEM certification from Cognia (formerly AdvancEd), emphasizing our focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education. Furthermore, our commitment to excellence in teaching and learning earned us the prestigious 2017 US Department of Education Blue Ribbon Award. We have also been selected as a member of the Museum of Science and Industry's Leadership Initiative.
Our success is built on the foundation of our innovative and dedicated teachers, who deliver an inquiry-based curriculum that is further strengthened by the International Baccalaureate framework. Coupled with our warm and welcoming faith-based environment, HFCA provides a nurturing and inspiring setting for your child's educational journey.
As you make this crucial decision for your child's future, we encourage you to consider the unparalleled opportunities that Holy Family Catholic Academy offers. We look forward to further discussing how together we can help your child thrive academically, personally, and spiritually.