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  • HOLY FAMILY ACADEMY HIRES HEAD OF SCHOOL AND CHIEF LEARNING OFFICER

    HOLY FAMILY ACADEMY HIRES HEAD OF SCHOOL AND CHIEF LEARNING OFFICER Lisa M. Abel-Palmieri, Ph.D. brings 15 years of experience as an educational leader and innovator   EMSWORTH, PA (May 7, 2015) – Holy Family Academy (HFA) has hired a Head of School and Chief Learning Officer to design and develop the strategic vision for […]

  • COA

    Holy Family Institute has been re-accredited by COA through March 31, 2019​.  Re-accreditation is a tremendous achievement that demonstrates Holy Family is recognized as an organization that continues to successfully implement high performance standards and is delivering the highest quality services to all of its stakeholders.

  • Two Religious Women in the World

    Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe and I have become fast friends. We both entered Religious Life about the same time in 1972. Sister Rosemary is a bit younger as she joined in high school and I joined while in college. We live on two different continents, in two different congregations. She is a Sister of the Sacred […]

  • Happy Easter!

    Happiness is a path, not a destination.  Work as if you didn’t need money,  love as if no one ever hurt you and dance, as if no one saw you.  Your spirit is the duster that wipes away any cobweb.  Behind every goal is a new start. Behind every result is a new challenge.  While […]

  • HFI Receives Grant from Walmart

    HOLY FAMILY RECEIVES GRANT FROM WALMART FOUNDATION HFI is the only Pittsburgh area nonprofit to receive allocation of national award EMSWORTH, PA (March 16, 2015) –  Holy Family Institute (HFI) is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of a grant in the amount of $40,000 from the Walmart Foundation. This grant, provided through […]

  • Holy Family Academy Student Spotlight

    Congratulations to Tyrone Johnson-Townsend, who is featured on Junior Achievement’s website.  This is Tyrone’s job placement in the Corporate Work Study Program.  Great work, Tyrone! You can read more about Tyrone’s work at JA here.  

  • HFI Provides Counseling to Moon School District

    Help on way for bogged-down Moon Area guidance counselors By Tory N. Parrish Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, 9:00 p.m. Today’s school guidance counselors need to be able to multitask. Moon Area’s counselors are spending more time counseling students in crises, leaving less time to devote to curriculum areas, district spokeswoman Tina Vojtko said. The school district […]

  • HFA Students learn Mandarin

    As part of their curriculum, students at Holy Family Academy take a foreign language.  Students taking Mandarin were able to get real-world experience speaking the language with one of our Chinese students from the Holy Family International College Preparatory Program (HFICPP).  Students from HFICPP board at HFI and attend other Catholic high schools in the […]

  • Suburban Catholic schools grow in Western Pennsylvania

    Photo Courtesy of Keith Hodan | Trib Total Media By Tony Raap Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, 7:08 p.m. Suburban Catholic schools in the Pittsburgh Diocese have also seen growth. For example, Saint Kilian Parish School in Cranberry had about 450 pre-K and elementary students when it opened in 2008. Its enrollment is now 650. “Our growth is in […]

  • Where are they now? An update on the orphans from Haiti

     Photo courtesy of Michael Henninger By Mackenzie Carpenter / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Can it really have been five years? Five years since the earth cracked and crumbled and, in less than a minute, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake destroyed hundreds of thousands of lives on the island of Haiti? On Jan 12, 2010, that cataclysm launched three children […]