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Academy of the Holy Family
Address
54 West Main Street

, ,
06330

United States
Coordinates41°36′59″N 72°5′13″W / 41.61639°N 72.08694°W / 41.61639; -72.08694Coordinates: 41°36′59″N 72°5′13″W / 41.61639°N 72.08694°W / 41.61639; -72.08694
Information
TypePrivate, day & boarding, College-prep
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
DenominationSisters of Charity of Our Lady, Mother of the Church
FounderJohn Zwijsen
PrincipalMary David
Grades912
GenderGirls
Color(s)Blue and Gold   
Team nameMarist Eagles
AccreditationNew England Association of Schools and Colleges[1]
Tuition$8,000 (books included), $25,000 (domestic residents), $28,000 (international residents)
Athletic DirectorMike Roberts
Websitehttp://www.ahfbaltic.org

The Academy of the Holy Family (AHF) is an accredited private, Roman Catholic, all-girls college-preparatory school in Baltic, Connecticut, located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich.

Background

Holy Family Academy, Chicago, Illinois
Holy Family Academy, Chicago, Illinois

The Sisters of Charity of Our Lady Mother of Mercy was founded as a parochial community by Monsignor John Zwijsen on November 23, 1832 at Tilburg in the Netherlands. It was his intention to "simply to “establish a school where poor children could be taught reading, writing, sewing, and knitting”. The community soon spread beyond the parish, and in 1874 was invited to open a school in the United States.

When the Sisters arrived they first established a grade school and a girls’ high school for day and resident students in the small mill town of Sprague, Connecticut where the Motherhouse is located.[2] In 1970, the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady, Mother of the Church, split off as a separate community and continue to run HFA.

Currently

The Academy is approved by the State of Connecticut and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and colleges.[3] The Academy of the Holy Family is owned and operated by the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady, Mother of the Church.[4]

Notes and references

  1. ^ NEASC-CIS. "NEASC-Commission on Independent Schools". Archived from the original on 16 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-28.
  2. ^ "Sisters of Charity", Academy of the Holy Family
  3. ^ Betz, Eileen E., "144th Commencement Exercises of the Academy of the Holy Family ", Patch, June 4, 2019
  4. ^ AHF. "Academy of the Holy Family Website". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-05-11.