School Details

Holy Family School

1153 E 9th St, Erie, PA 16503
(814) 452-4720

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-8 127 students 14 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

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About this school

Holy Family School is a private middle school in Erie. The principal of Holy Family School is Sr M. Kevin Berdis. 127 students go to Holy Family School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. The student to teacher ratio at Holy Family School is 14:1. Wayne Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Swimming

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 61% %
Hispanic 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 25% %
Multiracial 11% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% %
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    Holy Family is very prehistoric and needs SERIOUS updating! The teachers are ok I guess. Anyway don't go here!!!!!! This ghetto trashy school isn't worth your money! Trust Me.

  • (6 years ago)

    I went to Holy Family when I was younger & when my children were old enough to start attending school that was the only place I wanted to send them. It's small & inexpensive compared to all the other Catholic schools in Erie but I think that's what helps to make it the best school around. All the teachers know you & are there to help you. Sr. Kevin is a great principal & works very hard to keep HFS open. I don't know what I'd do if they closed & I had to find another school.

  • (6 years ago)

    Holy Family School is a first rate school. Sister Kevin is very dedicated and the teachers work very hard for their students. It is truly a family atmosphere.

  • (7 years ago)

    Holy Family's motto is 'A Beacon of Pride On The Eastside'. There's a lot to be proud of here. Small class size dedicated teachers quality education a safe environment a variety of sports programs Pride Point Program and the kind of values I want reinforced for my children. Sr. Kevin tries to bring out the best in all the children; she has with mine.

  • (8 years ago)

    We came from Mount Calvary when it closed and Holy Family has went beyond my expectations. The family atmosphere is great and my kids love going to school. I'm sad that Mount Calvary closed but glad that Holy Family is where my family ended up!

  • (10 years ago)

    Holy Family is probably the most underrated school in Erie. Even though it is located in a lower middle class neighborhood this school is first class. I live close to St. Luke but chose Holy Family for my child due to it's small classes religious values (They still have nuns) and discipline. I have never regretted my choice and my children love it there! A private school bus saves me from driving my children to and from work and the faculty and staff are so friendly and helpful. You're really treated like family at Holy Family!

  • (10 years ago)

    I have nothing but positive things to say about Holy Family School! If every school offered the support the staff from this school has there really would be 'no student left behind'.

  • (11 years ago)

    Sister Kevin is excellent! She is 'old school' but very energetic and a good disciplinarian. The teachers are among the most dedicated in the profession. This school is a gem on the Lower East Side!

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(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

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