Save Holy Family School!

$16,225 of $200,000 goal

Raised by 139 people in 14 days
Help us save our school! Unless we raise $200,000 by February 15th, 2019, we will have to close our school next year.

Holy Family Catholic School, located in Hillcrest Heights, Maryland, is a private Catholic school, educating children from grades pre-K through 8. This year we celebrate 61 years of education. Recently, however, times have been tough.

In years past, our school was able to rely on the generous support of our parish and the assistance of a community of religious sisters. But the loss of our sisters several years ago as well as changes in the church community have prevented the parish from contributing the kind of support it once did. Our school is located in southern Prince George's County, in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, and for many of our children, Holy Family has provided an educational opportunity that would otherwise be unavailable.

Holy Family offers an education grounded in the Catholic tradition, a curriculum and an environment where the Christian faith of our students can be strengthened. We are committed to educating students in a way that addresses the needs of the whole child, while striving for academic excellence. Throughout our curriculum, and in all our extra-curricular activities, we teach students respect for themselves and others, discipline, and accountability, and we provide a positive environment of diversity and racial equality.

Under the leadership of Mrs. Michelle Taylor, the Archdiocese of Washington’s Rookie Principal of the Year (2016), our exceptional teachers and staff strive for academic excellence. And they succeed: our students achieve higher test results than those in other Prince George's County Public Schools, and they outpace the state average in a high-achieving state!


With all of this great news, it sad to say that Holy Family School will not be able to stay open without substantial fundraising.  We have tried to keep class sizes low and tuition affordable; but our enrollment of 135 students, while having increased the last two years, is not enough to pay the bills. Without additional funding now to address a deficit of over $200k, we will have to close our doors next year.

But with your generous support, Holy Family School can continue to be a shining light in our community, and provide quality of Catholic education for our students. 

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit: therefore donations are tax deductible.

This is a great opportunity for you to make a difference in the life of these students, and to contribute to an institution you can be proud of.

Please know that we keep all our benefactors in prayer. We will remember you at Mass with our students every week.

Thank you,
Rev. Matthew Fish, Administrator

Feel free to visit us at holyfamilymd.org, and to contact our Principal, Mrs. Michelle Taylor, at mtaylor@holyfamilymd.org, with any further questions.

Mailed contributions can be sent to: Holy Family Catholic School, 2200 Callaway Street, Hillcrest Heights, Maryland 20748
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$16,225 of $200,000 goal

Raised by 139 people in 14 days
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Holy Family School
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