Holy Family Catholic Academy is the first middle school in Illinois to earning STEM Certification. This distinction demonstrates our commitment to prepare students for the rigors of high school and beyond.
To that end, HFCA maintains the highest quality curriculum that equals or exceeds area high schools' entrance expectations and establishes high standards of work from all students to ensure successful transition to high school.
Equally important to the development and well being of adolescents is the sense of belonging. HFCA purposefully focuses on creating important connections with our middle school students. Our teachers are continually looking at ways to improve the academic, social and emotional, and spiritual well being our our students. Read about lessons learned from Ron Clark Academy
Connecting with faith. HFCA's faith-based environment stresses service to others, spiritual growth and moral decision making.
Connecting with teachers. Students build individual relationships with their teachers as they continue to interact with caring adults. Our dedicated teachers participate in focused professional development that addresses the unique social and emotional needs of adolescents.
Connecting with other students. Blending of grades 6-8 for STEM, performing arts, and other classes builds a stronger community, nurtures tolerance, and challenges students to work in diverse teams in high school and beyond. Read about HFCA's House System
Connecting learning. Transdisciplinary integration of subjects helps students connect ideas across subject areas leading to a deeper, more meaningful understanding.
Connecting with higher learning. Relationships are developed with area high schools to align, strengthen and share curriculum. Building relationships helps HFCA use data-driven evidence to advocate for our students’ placements.