Welcome from the Principal

“Pursue knowledge; embrace the truths of Christ; respond to the needs of others.”

Welcome, and thank you for visiting the website of the Academy of the Holy Family.

We are 146 years old and proud of the fact that we cherish our traditions while looking ahead to the future. Whether you are already a member of our school community or are interested in learning more about us as a prospective student, parent/guardian or teacher, we hope that this web presence will enable you to view the enthusiasm and vitality that continues to define the AHF experience as we excitedly prepare to begin our 146th year of delivering a valid education to young women that is based on the Gospel of Christ.

At the center of the AHF experience you will find our students and teachers coming together as a community of teachers and learners in an environment that encourages the development of curious, lifelong learners.  In every corner of our beautiful campus and beyond, you will find success stories where students and adults learn from each other and grow together. The cycle of learning is not contained by the walls of traditional classrooms, as is evidenced by our participation in online classes. Our dedicated faculty is comprised of members of the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady, Mother of the Church, and lay men and women.  They are all professional educators who understand the challenges of delivering curricula to young women.  As an alumna of an all-girl, Catholic high school, I can personally attest to the fact that an education in a setting such as the Academy of the Holy Family is a gift beyond compare.  Here is a place where young women’s gifts of leadership are cultivated, the palettes that contain the multitude of their intelligences are celebrated, and they are given the opportunity to discover the multitude of possibilities that lie before them.

We hope that our website answers as many questions as you might have, but there is truly no substitute for visiting the Academy.  On behalf of the students, faculty and staff, I invite you to visit the place that we call “home” to see, firsthand, how we bring such a diverse group of young women together to build one community.  Our motto is, “Where friends become family!”  Spend some time at AHF, and you’ll see why generations of young women have made that phrase a reality.  The Academy of the Holy Family: where the leaders of tomorrow walk our halls today.  I look forward to meeting you!

Yours in Christ,
Mother Mary David Riquier, SCMC