Do you have to be Catholic to attend Holy Family? NO! While the majority of our students are Catholic, students of all denominations are welcome!
Is religion more important than math or science at a Catholic school? Our faith is who we are and, even though Religion is one of our classes, it is infused throughout all of our curriculum. We also weave our faith throughout each day with morning, lunch time and afternoon prayer; as well as with a weekly Mass or prayer service. When students reach LaSalle Middle School, they have the opportunity to grow their faith by participating in retreats with their classmates, being mentored by older students and young adults who share their own faith and “growing up” experiences.
Why is service emphasized at Holy Family? At Holy Family, we believe that to fully live out your Catholic faith, you need to provide service to the less fortunate. Beginning in kindergarten and going through eighth grade, we offer our students opportunities to serve with tasks as simple as canned food drives, raking lawns or walk-a-thons, culminating in eighth grade with a service trip to serve the inner city of Omaha. Our desire is to instill in our students the importance of serving others so they continue that example throughout high school and beyond.
Holy Family’s academic centers are located on two campuses. Is it confusing for students to change buildings at different grade levels? Holy Family is a consolidation of schools previously supported separately by St. Ludmila, St. Patrick and St. Jude churches. Therefore, our school buildings are located near two of these churches. Our three building administrators, as well as our dedicated teaching staff, work diligently and cooperatively to make the transitions students experience as smooth as possible. Calendars are coordinated well in advance, transportation is provided between our schools, and teachers communicate with each other as students make their transition.
Can we afford the tuition? We know it can be challenging to afford a Catholic school tuition. Holy Family is blessed to receive financial support from our four parishes — St. Jude, St. Patrick, St. Ludmila and St. John XXIII. Their support does make tuition more affordable for those families who attend and support one of those four parishes. Tuition assistance is also available through the Student Tuition Organization and Holy Family Tuition Assistance programs. Contact Holy Family’s Business Office at 319-390-6512 for more information.
What activities are available for middle school students? LaSalle Middle School offers a wide variety of extracurricular activities. Sports, including football, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, track, swimming and cross country; drama; speech; show choir; band; and student council are just a few of the options available to our students. And because we are a smaller school, our students have more opportunities to participate in as many activities as they wish. For our advanced students, we offer Expanded Learning Program classes in Math and Literacy.