Holy Family Catholic School

2601 Ursuline Ave., Galveston, TX 77550
(409) 765-6607

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Private Grades PK-8 116 students 11 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

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About this school

Holy Family Catholic School is a private middle school in Galveston. The principal of Holy Family Catholic School is Rita Hesse, whose e-mail is rhesse@hfcsgalv.org. 116 students attend Holy Family Catholic School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. The ratio of students to teachers at Holy Family Catholic School is 11:1. Central Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% %
Asian 6% %
White, non-Hispanic 52% %
Hispanic 34% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    Holy Family Catholic school great teachers very competitive on all subjects . They have a great Sport program teams good coaches Spanish Forengier lenguaje class really good Fantastic principal and. Great staff

  • (11 months ago)

    I parent of two child one at 3RD and other in kinder i love the principal teachers and coaches all students are a big family we are so prude and happy my kids can attending this school go Bucs !!!

  • (5 years ago)

    I have had two children and two step children attend- my younget is still there. There is no toleration for nonsense such as fighting- if you act up you are gone. The older kids were able to coast through high school english because they cover the HS books at GCS in 7th and *th grade. The Math edication is solid. THe class sizes are small. This school has been around a long time and a here today gone tomorrow charter school- it is a good place to be.

  • (6 years ago)

    its okay there are lots of fights and stuff and kinda different teachers but I have alot of respect for all of them

  • (10 years ago)

    All three of my children attended Galveston Catholic School through 8th grade and I think they received a sound academic and spiritual foundation. My 25 year old is now in graduate school at University of Houston; my 22 year old son graduated w/ honors at Ball High & received his degree from UT Dallas; my youngest is a freshman at Ball High taking pre-AP courses. Galveston Catholic provides a family atmosphere where teachers know & call each child by name from their early years till graduation. Emphasis is on students' academic and reasoning development rather than their test-taking skills.

  • (10 years ago)

    My child has attended GCS for the last 4 years. We enrolled her in that school because we were unhappy with the quality of public schools here. I like the small class sizes but have been disappointed with extracurricular activities. Also the school is poorly funded. Because of this the quality of teaching is often compromised. The better educators choose to teach in public schools where they are paid better. I also found that behavior by teachers that would be unacceptable in public schools was overlooked by the school. We are going to enroll our child in a public school because we feel she can get a better education for free than for the money we have spent at this private school.

  • (11 years ago)

    Galveston Catholic School has excelled my expectations. I would recommend this school without hesitation. My son has attended GCS for 2 years and will continue next year.

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