A Marist becomes comfortable enough to take risks. Here at the Academy she finds a culture where she discovers her passion through participation. Encouraged by her peers and teachers, she’ll learn invaluable life skills, at the right time, and in the right context. And, she’ll face her teenage years with an appreciation of the whole journey, bumpy roads and all. She comes to see that even if all her dreams don’t come true, she grows strong in the broken places. And she will begin to dream new dreams.
Student Ambassadors are essential at the Academy of the Holy Family as they promote the Academy on campus, as well as off campus. Through their witness in the hallways and in the classrooms, they strive to live out the moral character of an Academy student. They are mentors to new students and seek to guide them as they transition to the Academy. Ambassadors also go off campus to promote the Academy by attending high school education fairs, visiting parishes and schools to talk about the Academy, as well as leading and conducting Open Houses. Their strong leadership and creative ideas assist in spreading the message and mission of the Academy to all whom they meet.
A.V. is about empowering the schools community of photographers and videographers, allowing them to practice their art together. We host the yearly photography contest to showcase the talents of the student body and as a club, we work together to help capture important moments by live-streaming events like graduation and National Honor Society induction.
In this student run club, students learn proper debate format and tackle many of the issues facing society today. Problem solving skills, teamwork, research, and public speaking are all part of this exciting club. It’s debating, not arguing.
The environment is an incredibly important issue for the young women of the Academy. This club reverences the only earth they have, and they begin by working hard at making the Academy of the Holy Family as green as possible. This club is for those who are passionate about the environment and want to make a difference through awareness, activities and befriending their turf.
HUMAN RIGHTS CLUB
The Academy of the Holy Family Human Rights Club, established during the 2013-14 academic year, serves the purpose of investigating trends around the globe that impact the rights and dignity of all men and women. Members of the Human Rights Club commit themselves to learn more about the challenge of providing quality education to girls throughout the world, as well as the reality of hunger in children. In addition to doing their research, the Human Rights Club is committed to raising awareness on these issues within AHF and the greater community and to be proactive in addressing the tragedy of social evils.
Students who have been playing instruments for many years, or those who have never played instruments before, are welcome to join the Instrumentalist Club! This is truly a student-led club as the student leaders of this club create the musical score and conduct the group too. Much creativity comes about as the students make music using the instruments that the members can play. Those who have never played an instrument before, but still want to make music, are generally taught how to play the bells. The students perform at Christmas and Spring Concerts. They are a dedicated group of musicians who have a fun and enjoyable time making music together to bring joy to the audience.
LEGION OF MARY
The Legion of Mary is a popular club at the school. In their weekly meetings, members exercise their religious values through prayer, discussion of religious readings, and moral issues facing society today. They provide service to the school and the local community. Students in this club want to make a difference – and they DO.
NATIONAL HONORS SOCIETY
The purpose of St. Thomas Aquinas Chapter of the National Honor Society of the Academy of the Holy Family is to create an enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote worthy leadership, and to encourage the development of character in students. This chapter operates under the direction of and in full compliance with the National Constitution of NHS.
The Outdoors Club is an incredibly unique opportunity for students. This Club is student-led and allows for attaining of knowledge of outdoor living. Some of the basic goals of the club include learning how to lead, short and long hikes, learning basic first aid, fishing, camp cooking, map reading and orienteering, bicycling, and more! With this club, students will exercise, build character, and learn teamwork and essential social skills.