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About This School

Holy Family School is a private middle school. The principal of Holy Family School is Lee Samaha, whose e-mail is lsamaha@hfslakewood.org. 250 students attend Holy Family School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. The student to teacher ratio at Holy Family School is 18:1. Calvary Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School
White, non-Hispanic 80%
Black, non-Hispanic 10%
Hispanic 10%
Asian 0.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0%
Multiracial 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (2 months ago)

    The teachers are great but the administration is horrible. They are unorganized hot mess!! For a catholic school they only have religion twice a month. It's a glorified religious instruction class!! The principle doesn't know what he is doing and his lack of experience is very visible. Five years ago I would have given the school a five star rating and now I feel bad how badly the teachers are treated and taken advantage of. The students are suffering as well. It is very sad to see it going down hill like this and will be surprised if it manages to stay open much longer.

  • (7 months ago)

    My child receives a very thorough and academically sound education at Holy Family. At the same time my child is surrounded by a very caring dedicated school staff great students structured environment. She's not just a number. Its like a family. She absolutely loves school. We are very grateful for Holy Family School. Its a great place.

  • (9 months ago)

    I went to holy family school as a student. Most teachers are very friendly but some are very rude. My friend got yelled at in the face from a substitute. It is better than the Lakewood public school though.

  • (1 year ago)

    The teachers are all related and all permit SCHOOL BULLYING. Kids in PreK and K are permitted to kick each other in the back in the face and all the teacher ever does is turn her head. Teachers are abusive to parents and students. If you have no brain perhaps this is the school for you. You can pass by in the colder months and watch how the school parades the children outside without warm clothing. If you want a broken child send them to Holy Family.

  • (1 year ago)

    Outstanding - nothing better than a Catholic school education! I went to Catholic school sent my children and now my grandchild attends. We stand behind a Catholic school education!

  • (1 year ago)

    This is the worst school ever! i went to HFS since Pre K and i hated it! Their rules are ridiculous and thir staff is terrible ! please dont send your child there!!!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    I am a new parent bringing my child into this school. For a private school in Lakewood NJ I am very impressed with the staff and most important the parents who welcomed me into the school community. My daughter visited there with me and did not want to leave. She fit right in and I knew right away this was the right choice for her. The staff was very patient and informative which made my decision to send my daughter to Holy Family School easier. I have looked at other private schools the family atomosphere and caring shows.

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter has been in Holy Family School since kindergarten. She is now in their middle school and doing very well. I have found the school to provide a safe loving Christian environment with small classes and very caring teachers and staff. The school is one of the more affordable private schools in my area however the education provided is high quality preparing my daughter for high school and college.

  • (3 years ago)

    I currently attend HFS and I am in 8th grade. It is an okay school but WAY too much drama tattle-taling? like really? this is the middle school im talking about. really immature kids. teachers are okay but tend to get a little too angry sometimes..but some teachers are great!

  • (4 years ago)

    My two children have attended HFS. I felt they got an excellent education. My older daughter was previously attending a public school and was not getting enough attention but once she started attending HFS I could see the changes. Her handwriting became more neater and started getting good grades and ended up getting a scholarship when she graduated. My son also has excelled here. Teachers the Principal are very helpful.a Also the fees is reasonable for a private school. It was hard for us to come up with the fees but today have not regrets for putting our two children here. We love HFS.

  • (5 years ago)

    Having all 3 children attend from pre-k through graduation (high school senior and sophomore now only my 7th grader remains in HFS) I can honestly say that the value is immeasurable. The teachers are effective and caring the administration is now better than ever and PTA and parent volunteers ensure that families get the most out of this small but highly regarded school. We entrusted HFS with our children 14 years ago and have never regreted that decision.

  • (9 years ago)

    this is my family's 3rd years at holy family preschool and we love it. the teachers are excellent caring personable and very patient. The staff is wonderful. my kids love to learn and enjoy going to school there.

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter has been attending Holy Family since pre-k she is now in 4th grade. my son is in the pre-school here also. I have been very happy with this school - it is a very very loving caring environment where she not only feels safe and secure but has fun learning. However as of June 2004 the sisters have left the parish and I do not know what is instore for the school at this point. I am waiting it out for now. I hope things do not change.

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