I am happy to share some exciting news with you . . .
This morning The Cardinal Newman Society announced that Holy Family Academy has been recognized as a School of Excellence by the prestigious Catholic Education Honor Roll!
This national award reflects Holy Family’s commitment to faithfully delivering a classical high school education to our students, and is truly an honor!
Congratulations to our founders, Dr. and Mrs. Belleville, our dedicated teachers, the many priests who come to share the Faith with our students, and so many volunteers who work so hard to make Holy Family such a special place.
In its national press release, the Newman Society noted:
Honor Roll schools receiving [the School of Excellence] designation are marked by the integration of Catholic identity throughout all aspects of their programs, [as well as] excellence in academics. This year seventy-one schools received the honor of being named as a School of Excellence….
The common trait [they share] is an institutional commitment to providing a truly integrated and faithful Catholic education across all disciplines and in all areas of student activities.
The 2014 Schools of Excellence are located in 26 states, with the largest number (eight) located in Pennsylvania, followed by Texas and Michigan, each with six, and Virginia with five.
Holy Family participated in the Catholic Education Honor Roll for the first time this year when Mr. Cole submitted detailed answers to more than 100 questions on all aspects of our education program, from curriculum and extra-curricular activities to text books and the integration of Faith and reason.
We know that you have many options for an outstanding education at diocesan and other private schools in Northern Virginia, and while we are not officially recognized by the Arlington Diocese, we strive to provide your children with the best possible classical education, rooted in the truths of the Catholic faith.
Please know how grateful we are that you have trusted Holy Family to assist you with your children’s education.
Saint Padre Pio and the Holy Vendéen martyrs, ora pro nobis!
Your in Christ,