Why Choose Holy Family?
"As a student here, I actually feel like it is a family. I feel like I have over 600 brothers and sisters at Holy Family." ~Matthew Hart '16
Holy Family High School is a Catholic College Preparatory high school established in 1922 by the Sisters of Loretto. Our students and alumni celebrate many traditions passed on through the years, including our school colors of purple and gold, the "tiger" mascot, the "Vista" yearbook and the "LampPost" newspaper. Over the years the graduates have contributed significantly to the growth of Colorado, our nation and our Church. The rich and proud heritage of Holy Family will continue to attract students long into the 21st Century.
In February of 2018, Holy Family High School was recognized as a Catholic Education Honor Roll school by the Cardinal Newman Honor Society. This honor is bestowed on those schools distinguishing themselves in the areas of Catholic identity and academic excellence.
Holy Family was also recognized for Excellence in Academics by the Cardinal Newman Society in 2012-2013, and 2014-2015.
Holy Family faculty and staff have earned multiple advanced degrees and have received recognition for numerous awards and publications. 75% of the teaching Faculty hold a Masters or PhD. Faculty and Staff have a wealth of diverse experiences and backgrounds, which they share with the school community. Encouraged to pursue professional development opportunities, teachers seek to bring fresh perspectives and new information to their classrooms. Our educators see their work as a vocation, not merely as a job.
A Family of Students
Holy Family Juniors taking the ACT
Each HFHS student participates in an Apostolic Ministry program which provides an opportunity for them to live out the Gospel mandates of Jesus Christ through service to others
Student Ambassador Leadership Organization
Examples of student service include:
- A day of service on a day in April with every student, faculty, and staff member volunteering in the community
- One Sandwich at a Time- Students make 600 sandwiches once a month and deliver them to individuals in need in the Denver area
- Helping the Elks assemble and deliver food baskets to local families
- Covered with Love Foundation, a blanket project for children
- Tutoring low-achieving middle school students
- Volunteering at soup kitchens and homeless shelters
- Sponsoring Little D, an orphan from India
- Visiting nursing home residents and hospital patients
- Building homes with Habitat for Humanity
- Raising funds to build homes for disadvantaged people by cycling coast to coast with the Bike and Build program
One Sandwich at a Time
HFHS is recognized nationally for its academic programs:
- Recognized as a Catholic Education Honor Roll school by the Cardinal Newman Society in February 2018
- Recognized as a Top 50 Catholic High School in the Nation in 2011-2012
- Recognized for Excellence in Academics by the Cardinal Newman Society in 2012-2013, and 2014-2015
- Recognized by the Denver Business Journal as a top 10 private school in their 2015-2016 edition of their Book of Lists
HFHS graduates are regularly accepted to the top colleges and universities throughout the United States:
- 97% of graduates from the class of 2018 will attend a two or four year college or university.
- On average, 98% of graduates in the past four years have attended a four year college, community college, or military academy..
- The students in the graduating class of 2018 earned $12.5 million dollars in merit-based scholarships to colleges and universities across the United States
- Over the past five years, HFHS graduates have been offered over $69 million dollars in merit based scholarships
- Over the past ten years the average HFHS SAT and ACT scores have significantly exceeded local, state and national averages, including three students who have achieved perfect scores on the ACT and SAT in the past five years.
HFHS has outstanding athletic and co-curricular programs that have achieved great success and recent recognition:
- Class 4A 2nd in State Volleyball Champions, 2016
- Class 3A State Baseball Champions in 2010, 2013, and 2014
- Class 3A State Girls Basketball Champions in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014
- Class 2A State Football Champions in 2002 and 2005
- Class 3A State Cheerleading Champions in 2004
- Class 3A State Softball Champions in 2006
- Winning top honors for Class 3A at Colorado High School Press Associations Journalism Day
- Holy Family has been featured on US News & World Report for research
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- Mock Trial Regional Champions in 2014-2015