The Academy of the Holy Family is a community of faith. Prayer opens each class, and the life of prayer lived by the Sisters of Charity is a powerful example to the students. Students take religion classes all four years at the Academy, including Basic Catholicism, Sacred Scripture, Church History and Morality.

Recognizing that there is truth to be found in all the major and established faith traditions, the curriculum does not seek to convert anyone to Catholicism, but rather presents the faith traditions of the Roman Catholic faith and encourages all students to develop their faith life in whatever tradition they have been raised, through prayer, service and mutual respect. The chapel is available for private prayer throughout the day and evening when the students are not in academic classes.

At the Academy, I am surrounded by people who do everything through Christ. Not only has living with the Sisters and seeing their relationship with God strengthened my faith, but I have also been motivated by my peers in so many ways, from seeing them wake up in the morning and go to Mass to listening to the “Bible in a Year with Father Mike Schmitz”! The girls take their faith very seriously and it is truly inspiring. I have never felt stronger in my faith before coming to AHF.

Emma Bradley
Class of 2024