Dean of Lower School
Holy Spirit Prep Middle School
At Holy Spirit Preparatory School, we understand that Middle School is a time of tremendous growth and change for students – intellectually, emotionally, physically, socially, and spiritually. Our goal is to make these years as formative, fun, and enriching as possible by providing students with a supportive and caring school environment. Our Middle School is tailored to support students during this unique time.
Our classical Catholic approach to education teaches students how to think about the world through the lens of salvation history. In each of our core curriculum classes, we strive to develop students’ critical thinking skills – whether they’re studying Math, Science, English, History, Latin, or Theology.
We cultivate a sense of discovery, curiosity, and wonder about the natural world in our Middle School Math and Natural Science courses. Each class is taught in the context of history and the Catholic Faith, as we help our students comprehend truth and the harmony between Faith and reason. We offer an advanced Math track and STEAM objectives incorporated throughout the Science and Math curriculum. View the Middle School Curriculum Guide for more details about individual grade-level curricula.
Holy Spirit Preparatory School
Welcome to the Middle School
The House System
A crucible for leadership. A family of students.
At Holy Spirit Prep, our students participate in the rich tradition of our House System starting in the 6th grade, when they will be placed in one of four houses that they will call their own for the rest of their lives. Serving as a platform for competition and collaboration throughout the school year, HSP’s House System makes a lasting impact on students’ lives. We often see visiting alumni return to campus just to check in on their houses!
Students in the House System participate in:
- Service projects
- School events such as socials and House Days
- School athletic and non-athletic contests
- Peer mentoring
- House apostolates
Our children are truly flourishing in the environment! We are pleased with the quality of education, the friends they have made, the teachers, the helpfulness and kindness of everyone on the team, and the wonderful priests on the campuses. Go Cougars!
Before and After School Care
Our Before and After School Care program provides a place for Lower School and Middle School students to be cared for when their parents need childcare outside of the normal school day. The program is staffed by members of the school’s faculty and provides study time, supervised recess and activities, and afternoon snacks.
What We Offer
Before School Care
- 7:20am to 7:40am
Registration is required for Middle School Early Morning Care.
After School Care
- Cougar Hour: 3:00pm to 4:00pm
- Extended School Program: 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Cougar Hour includes the following opportunities:
- Tutorials: Tutorials are available to students by appointment with faculty members.
- Clubs: Clubs are provided by faculty members or outside vendors, for an additional fee set by the vendor.
- Boys’ Club – provided by ECYD Missionaries and Fr. Andrew
- Gymnastics – provided by Airborn Gym ATL
- iFaith – provided by ECYD
- Robotics Club – provided by Stemtree
- Spanish Club – provided by Brilliant Bilingual
- Sport participation – provided by Atlanta Playball
- STEM Club – provided by Stemtree
Learn more about clubs at Holy Spirit Prep.
Registration is required for the Middle School Extended School Program.
John Carroll Resource Center
Our John Carroll Resource Center (JCRC) provides support to students in grades K-8 with different learning profiles, helping maximize each student’s unique learning potential. The JCRC staff, classroom teachers, parents, and students work together to help students achieve academic independence in both group and one-on-one settings.
Program eligibility requires a current psychoeducational evaluation, as well as supplemental tuition cost.
- Grades 2 through 8: Enrolled students receive instruction on enhancing study habits and improving organizational strategies, participating in small group tutoring sessions with their resource teacher to focus on areas where individual students require additional help.
- Grades 2 through 5 only: In the resource program, students receive daily language arts instruction in the JCRC, where resource teachers provide them with small group instruction using a multi-sensory format.