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Academics

Our college preparatory program combines a rigorous, classical liberal arts education with curriculum and programs that equip our students for any vocation or academic or career objective. Our core academic programs are unashamedly geared to average and above average college-bound students while our personalization, small class sizes, complimentary tutorials and honors and advanced placement programs ensure that every one of our students can find an appropriate level of academic rigor and success. At Holy Spirit Prep every student is, by design, afforded a maximized opportunity to achieve their fullest potential.

Grounded in Faith

Holy Spirit Preparatory School is committed to a holistic learning process that encourages each student to attain a fuller knowledge of the world, of self and of God. As a Catholic school, Holy Spirit Prep clearly and firmly articulates the moral and doctrinal teachings of the Catholic Church. We emphasize the formation of conscience by incorporating Christian values, morals and practice within our daily curriculum and activities and we constantly acknowledge each student's individual spirituality thereby providing the opportunity for each to grow within his or her faith.

Enriching Student Development

As we lead our students toward becoming leaders in our community, our personalized program reflects our school's respect for the talents and interests of each our students. Our school environment, marked by positive experiences, builds self-esteem and encourages personal fulfillment in our students as responsible members of our learning community. Our program enriches the student's spiritual, intellectual, aesthetic, social, emotional, and physical development. Learning methods utilized in all curricular areas foster creative expression, critical thinking, intellectual curiosity, honor, good character and a love of learning. Our faculty and staff strive to be positive role models and, by their love and dedication, support and encourage students in their individual pursuit of excellence.

The Small School Advantage

A pre-K–12 school is supposed to be an extension of the family, not a small imitation of a university. From the beginning of our school, we have held the belief that children and young adults are comforted by and blossom within smaller, more intimate communities. Our children live and move in a metro area of five million people. If we can provide for them a village to which they can anchor themselves, they will be much more secure when they go out into the world. Our experience with our graduates has shown us that the secure formation that they have received in the intimate community of Holy Spirit Prep has best prepared them to have confidence when they move on. 

Educational research strongly supports the positive impact a small school environment has on academic outcomes and extracurricular involvement. 

  • Our small school environment with low student-teacher ratios places a strong emphasis on individual and small group instruction.
  • When learning activities are more easily differentiated, our students take more responsibility for their own learning. This results in higher academic achievement, a positive attitude towards school, and a sound sense of self-identity.
  • Our teachers are able to employ a variety of teaching strategies, such as cross-curricular integration, team-learning, differentiated assessment, and hands-on experiences.
  • Our teachers are able to get to know their students very well and then make the necessary provisions for their talents, needs, and God-given potential.
  • All stakeholders—students, teachers, parents, and staff—in our school come to know and care about one another. This emphasis on community and personal interaction helps to develop healthy, long-lasting relationships.
  • Our students demonstrate a greater feeling of belonging and a stronger sense of community which translates into more pride and involvement. 
  • Every school has various leadership positions, but the more students, the lower the likelihood of wide participation. Our small student body enables children of all levels of ability to pursue, and even excel at, their extracurricular passions.