Academics & The Arts

At Holy Family Parish School we recognize that when looking at the formation of the whole child it is important to have a balance of academics and the arts. This helps to form a growth mindset, improve cognition and self-confidence, and increase communication skills. In addition to classes, students have many opportunities delve further into academic or art topics that interest them. From geography and math competitions to choir and drama, at HFK there is something for everyone!

GEOGRAPHY BEE

GEOGRAPHY BEE

HFK students in grades 4-8 are excited each year to participate in the National Geographic GeoBee, an annual geography contest sponsored by the National Geographic Society. The GeoBee includes three levels of competition: school, state, and national.

GLOBAL READING CHALLENGE

GLOBAL READING CHALLENGE

The Global Reading Challenge is an opportunity for 4th and 5th graders to team up in groups of six to read and study the same selected books and then face off in a school competition. The team that correctly answers the most questions wins the in-school challenge and goes on to compete against other schools. This is an exciting way to delve deep into books and have fun too. A Global Reading Challenge program is being added for middle school in 2020-2021.

MS MATH TEAM

MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH TEAM

Our middle school math team is open to students in grades 6-8. The team meets weekly to hone and sharpen their math skills and practice patterns and strategies for computing under pressure. Plus, they have a lot of fun! The team competes at the Mathcounts competition held on the Microsoft campus each spring. Students compete as individuals and also as a complete team.

HFK DRAMA

HFK DRAMA

The Drama Program at HFK just celebrated 26 years of performances! The program is an after school, extracurricular activity for middle school students that includes auditions, set design and creation, and instruction in vocal technique, staging, and acting. Students are given leadership opportunities in many areas of the process to encourage independence and provide opportunities for ownership. The goal of this program is to train students in the techniques required to produce quality theatre while cultivating a community of artists and friends.

SPEECH TEAM

SPEECH TEAM

The Holy Family School speech team comprises middle school students and meets regularly after school throughout the fall. Our coaches are assisted by recent HFK graduates who enjoy mentoring the current participants. The team competes in the Middle School Invitational Speech Tournament at Bishop Blanchet High School in December. Students choose which tournament events they participate in and whether they participate as duos or individuals.

HONOR CHOIR

HONOR CHOIR

The Honor Choir at HFK is an extracurricular choir for middle school students. The primary responsibility of the choir is to lead the school and parish in song during the weekly school Mass. The choir also performs at the Advent program and ministers to the community during field trips. Sacred music is studied, ranging from chant to contemporary Christian hymns.

About Holy Family Parish School Kirkland

Our mission is to inspire, educate and prepare students for a Christ-centered life of learning, faith and service. This has been our mission since our doors opened in 1957…and continues to be our mission today.

We Look Forward to Meeting You

Explore Holy Family Parish School and join us on a tour to see our students learning, laughing, playing and praying. Applications are available online and in the school office.

Engaged in Learning

HFK has a unique values-based education focused on each child’s academic, social and emotional potential, designed to build critical thinkers, confident learners and contributing leaders of our global community.

Beyond the HFK Classroom

From our strong athletic program, to our emphasis on the arts, to our varied clubs, camps, and our before and after school care, a Holy Family education enriches the whole child.

HFK Students, Staff and Parents working together

HFK is more than a rigorous academic education…we are an embracing and inclusive community of staff, students, parents, alumni and supporters.

Creating a Culture of Giving

The many and varied contributions of time, talent and treasure we receive from our parents, staff, parish community, grandparents, local businesses, and others enable HFK to continue to thrive and offer an exceptional education to all students. We invite you to join our team of Guardian Angels!