Holy Family Catholic School, led by Sr. Dorothy Sayers and Sr. Angela Bulla, opened on September 3, 1996, with 641 students. The school was built as part of the "Project Growth" campaign initiated by Fr. William Ennis.
The school received its Blue Ribbon School Award in November 2006. Over the years, additional facilities such as a gym, cafeteria, and STEM lab were added. Holy Family Catholic School celebrated its 25th anniversary on September 3, 2021, and looks forward to the future.
Holy Family Catholic School inspires students, through the teachings and Traditions of the Roman Catholic Church, to live the Gospel message of love and mercy, and encourages each child to strive for academic excellence as they grow in faith, knowledge, and love.
"Go forth and teach all nations . . . teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you."
Matthew 28:19, 20
Diocese of Orlando Mission Statement
Catholic schools in the Diocese of Orlando proclaim the Gospel message within an academic environment of excellence that challenges students to be creative and critical thinkers who integrate faith, moral leadership, and compassionate service in order to create a more just and humane world.
Welcome parents, guardians, and students to the 2023 – 2024 school year! As the interim principal, I'm thrilled to have you back. I hope you had a wonderful summer, cherishing moments with loved ones.
Our mission at Holy Family Catholic School is to inspire students through the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, fostering love, mercy, and academic excellence. Together, we aim to provide a joyful and impactful school experience that shapes our students' futures and empowers them to make a difference in the world. Let's stay united and courageous, carrying forward the powerful lessons from the Religious Teachers Filippini and preserving our sacred tradition of education.
In the spirit of St. Lucy,
At Holy Family Catholic School, we believe:
Every person is a unique reflection of God, gifted with individual talents to be cultivated and shared.
The greatest calling as followers of Jesus is to love God wholeheartedly and love others as ourselves.
Each child in our care is a unique creation of God, deserving love and respect.
Empowered by their beliefs and faith, students can bring love, compassion, and peace to others.
Students need a strong moral and academic foundation to contribute to society.
A secure environment is crucial for student success.
Community service is integral to a Catholic education, promoting prayer, charity, service, and social justice.
We are guided as faithful disciples to honor and celebrate God's love through our actions and service.
Holy Family Catholic School
The Holy Family Catholic School Board is a group of dedicated volunteers who work to support the mission of the school as set forth in their bylaws. While not a policy-making board, members do work directly with the principal and pastor to provide support in an advisory role.
Doris Lawson Firstner
Paul (Alex) Wartalowicz
Pastor: Father Martin Nguyen, JCL
Principal: Cathy Marshall
Assistant Principal: Christine Summers
All Holy Family Catholic School parents are part of the Parent-School Association and are encouraged to volunteer and participate in the numerous school-wide events, including Meet the Teacher, Parent/Principal Coffee Socials, Back to School Night, Catholic Schools Week activities, classroom parties, and much more. A group of parents are elected every year to serve as officers of the association. They meet once per month to plan activities.
2023-2024 Parent-School Association Officers