''Faith, Academics and Service.''
That's not just the slogan chosen for this year's Catholic Schools Week (Jan. 29 - Feb. 4) - it's what the Catholic Academy of the Holy Family is all about.
During these difficult economic times, schools everywhere are experiencing the crunch of having to accomplish more and more with less and less money. At CAHF, we have also felt the ''crunch.'' However, through creativity and dedication, we have continued to add and expand our programming instead of having to cut it.
Students and staff at Catholic Academy of the Holy Family participate in a recent ‘‘paid jean day’’ at the school to raise money for charity.
Faith: We are definitely a Catholic School but we welcome people of all faiths. As a matter of fact, we love learning about how our Catholic faith is similar and different to the other faiths represented in our school and our community. All that we do encourages good moral choices so even when students are not in "religion" class, values like honesty, respect and integrity are part of everything we do.
Academics: Small class sizes allow for more individualized instruction when needed. Whether a student needs some academic assistance or is excelling and needs to be challenged, CAHF offers what they need. Our constant contact with parents encourages a positive home-school connection. Our students have gone on to be top students in many different schools.
Service: Reaching out to serve others is a constant at CAHF. Each class is involved in a service project of some kind throughout the year. Some of our Service Projects are: Baby Jesus Project (collecting new baby items for families in need) Mitten Tree (all items donated to the Salvation Army)
Thanksgiving baskets ( food is collected to donate to families in need or St. Susan's soup kitchen), drummer boy collection (toiletry items are given to the Agnes Home) and soldier collection (we make Valentine's and collect food and personal items to pack in boxes to send overseas to our servicemen and women).
One of our favorite service projects is our ''paid jean days.'' Three Fridays a month, students and staff pay $1 to wear jeans to school. This money is given to a variety of charities throughout the year.
Catholic Academy of the Holy Family provides many opportunities for students to practice their faith, excel academically and to serve others.
Catholic Academy is open to members of all faiths. For the upcoming 2011-12 school year there are some great tuition incentives and scholarships available. Watch for upcoming Open Houses and Pre-K and Kindergarten Round Up.