Dear families, friends, benefactors and those interested in learning more about Holy Family Academy,
It is with great joy and thanksgiving to God that the Board of Trustees announced on the occasion of our 6th graduation, on June 11, 2006, that Holy Family Academy has been granted a full term of accreditation from the National Association of Private, Catholic* and Independent Schools.
This has been a thorough process that has allowed us to scrutinize every aspect of our school and to rejoice in those areas that we have firmly established, as well as to see those areas where we need to continue to make improvements. Upon the completion of the first six years of our work to establish the Academy, we are gratified to have earned this recognition from NAPC*IS. It is by the grace of God, that we have been able to establish and operate a school that meets, and often exceeds, the Standards of Excellence as defined below.
Our decision to seek accreditation came from our desire to be held accountable for living out standards that would assist us in offering an education in excellence, one that is authentically Catholic and that springs “from the heart of the Church”. Take time to look at the NAPC*IS Standards of Excellence that are printed below and please take a moment to offer a prayer of thanksgiving to Almighty God for the grace to come to this moment in our history and for the grace to remain faithful to the tasks ahead.
Thank you to all those who worked so hard to assist us in achieving this important milestone – our Board of Trustees, Administrative Team, Faculty, Staff and benefactors.
In a letter sent to the Board of Trustees dated May 15, 2006, from the Executive Director of NAPC*IS, Eileen Cubanski wrote:
“I am pleased to inform you that Holy Family Academy has been granted a full term of accreditation from the National Association of Private Catholic and Independent Schools. As an accrediting agency specifically designed to uphold the Standards of Excellence in schools committed to preserving and teaching the Catholic Faith loyal to the Holy See, NAPCIS is proud to recognize the work of Holy Family Academy and the dedication of its Board of Trustees, Administrative Team, faculty and staff in educating our youth as future leaders in the Church and society.”
Standards of Excellence for NAPC*IS Accreditation
The school adheres to the tenets of the Catholic Faith in recognition of and obedience to the Pope and Magisterium.
The administration and faculty demonstrate the practice of the Catholic Faith in their daily lives and have signed a profession of Faith to the Holy Roman Catholic Church and an Oath of Fidelity to the Magisterium.
The school has an established and documented philosophy of education in agreement with the Catholic Faith.
Catholic moral teaching is featured, supported and rewarded in the life of the school.
The school has clearly defined goals and objectives consistent with the expressed philosophy and academic program of the institution.
The goals and objectives of the school are stated in a manner corresponding to the way in which the curriculum is actually organized and taught.
The school defines and enforces policies and procedures regulating all administrative and academic actions.
The curriculum content is informed by the Catholic tradition of excellence and demonstrated sound practices of education.
The administration and faculty have the education and experience appropriate to the positions they fill and the duties they perform.
The school defines and enforces admission requirements which prepare students to fully participate in the learning experience of the institution.
The school evaluates student progress in learning all elements of curriculum content.
The school facilities, equipment and materials support and enhance the educational experience of the institution.
The school demonstrates sound fiscal practices and processes which include long-range planning strategies to support its academic program with adequate staffing, facilities, equipment and materials.
The school demonstrates a defined organizational structure that supports the corporate and academic operations of the institution.
The school ascertains how well it is meeting its defined religious and academic goals by a means of evaluation that is an ongoing, systematic review and assessment of student progress, personnel, curriculum, management and finances, facility and equipment.