Current Programs

Pre-Kindergarten

Holy Family School offers a Pre-K program for 3- and 4-year-olds. This Kindergarten readiness program aims to:

  • Develop appropriate instruction, introducing your child to concepts such as letter, number, and color/shape recognition
  • Provide special instruction in music, art, and religion
  • Provide structured and unstructured activity periods
  • Build a Christian environment, stressing the development of values, interpersonal communication skills and fair play
  • Follow the New York State and Diocesan Curriculum for Pre-K instruction
  • Setting each child up for success in school
  • Provide opportunities for on-stage performances

 

K – 8 Program

Parents seeking a high-quality K-8 program choose Holy Family for its challenging academics and highly skilled dedicated faculty and staff. Some of the features of our primary program include:

  • Emphasis on moral and religious development
  • Challenging academic instruction
  • Recent textbook series
  • Library instruction
  • Instrumental and vocal music program
  • Supervised access to the Internet
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Remedial support in reading and math
  • Meaningful educational field trips
  • Desirable student-to-teacher ratio
  • Reading Incentive Program

 

Extra Curricular Activities

  • Band (Gr. 5-8)
  • Drama Club (Gr. 6-8)
  • Sports (Gr.7-8) * Modified Merger w/Malone Central School
  • Reading Incentive
  • Catholic Schools Week
  • Student Council
  • Robotics Club
  • God’s Secret Service Club
  • Interscholastic modified basketball – Girls and Boys
  • Scouting

Education Council

The Education Council is an educational governance body whose members are elected or appointed to use their talents, gifts and expertise to guide the school in fulfilling its mission. Membership consists of representatives from area parishes. The Council’s role is to work harmoniously with all school and community members to ensure the school’s success and to collaborate with the pastors to advance the mission and philosophy of the school. They help develop a budget and a strategic plan, which includes long-range planning. They work to secure the school’s future, while effectively promoting the mission and value of Catholic Education. The Council meets once a month.

 

Administration

The Holy Family School administrator has a diversity of responsibilities. The administrator of a Catholic School is a spiritual, academic and managerial leader. The Administrator’s most important tasks include:

  • Offering spiritual leadership to families, faculty, staff and students at Holy Family School
  • Hiring and supervising faculty and staff
  • Budgeting and fiscal management
  • Curriculum development
  • Overseeing fundraising
  • Development activities
  • Long-term planning

 

Home School Connection

It is the mission of Home School Connection to foster the partnership between home and school through family support and involvement in school related activities. Monthly meetings are held at 6:00 PM and offer an opportunity for parents to meet and plan activities for the children at Holy Family School.

Every family who has a child enrolled at HFS is automatically a member of the Home School Connection. Faculty, staff and administration are also members. Home School Connection provides special events such as Open House, family gatherings, speakers, projects of God’s Secret Service, scholarships to Camp Guggenheim, books for the library, and other events for families within the school community and participates in the Malone Chamber of Commerce Winter Carnival Parade.

 

Service Units

Each year, parents of children in grades K-8 are required to complete a certain number of service units in helping to fundraise, i.e. repair, painting and other projects. These services help to stabilize tuition and keep it affordable for the average wage earner.

 

Transportation

Transportation from public school districts is available to Pre-K – 8th grades for students living within a 15-mile radius of Holy Family School.