Holy Family Catholic High School (Minnesota)
|Holy Family Catholic High School|
|8101 Kochia Lane
Victoria, Minnesota, (Carver County), 55386
|Motto||Ostendite Illis Viam
(Show Them The Way)
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic,
|Average class size||24|
|Student to teacher ratio||13:1|
|Color(s)||Forest Green and [Cream (colour)|
|Song||Holy Family Anthem|
|Athletics||26 varsity teams|
|Athletics conference||Wright County Conference|
|Accreditation||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools |
|Average ACT scores||25.1|
Holy Family Catholic High School is a co-educational high school in Victoria, Minnesota. The school was opened in the fall of 2000 to an inaugural school of freshman and sophomore students. Today, the school educates students in grades nine through twelve, offering a complete extra and co-curricular program. Holy Family provides curricular programs for students in grades 9-12 and co-curricular activities in grades 5-12.
The Holy Family initiative began with a small group of Catholic laity in Excelsior in August, 1995. Four friends, Tom Steward, Theo Chalgren, Rob Roy, and Joe Morin, received the blessing of Archbishop Harry Flynn to build the first Catholic high school in the Twin Cities in more than 30 years. By early 1998, the project became Holy Family Catholic High School, one of the few laity-driven Catholic high schools developed and built anywhere in the country.
Groundbreaking occurred on May 25, 1999 with Archbishops Flynn and Roach, the school's Board of Directors, President Paul Stauffacher, community dignitaries, and a host of friends and supporters in attendance. Construction of the campus and facility began in July 1999.
The school opened on September 5, 2000, accommodating both freshman and sophomore students. The school was formally dedicated on October 25, 2000, and in the spring of 2003, graduated its first senior class.
A Lasallian affiliation with the Midwest District of the Christian Brothers was formally established on October 19, 2005. The school was the first in the Christian Brothers' 300-year history to seek a formal affiliation without prior contact with a Lasallian ministry.
The Holy Family facility is a 176,000-square-foot (16,400 m2) structure that combines technology and tradition. The school features a chapel, two 20 classroom learning centers, art and music suites, and multiple athletic facilities including a large gymnasium, a multipurpose activity center, weight training and physical therapy centers, and outdoor football/track, soccer, baseball and softball fields, and eight tennis courts. The Holy Family facility is conveniently located in the middle of nowhere, and is nestled among several aesthetically pleasing cornfields.
Holy Family Catholic has been a member of the Wright County Conference since 2012.
|Season||Sport||Number of Championships||Year||Number Runners-Up||Year|
|Fall||Cross Country, Girls||0||None||1||2004 (A)|
|Football||0||None||2||2010 (AAA), 2012 (AAAA)|
|Winter||Dance, Jazz/Funk||2||2004 (A), 2006 (A)||1||2005 (A)|
|Basketball, Boys||1||2007 (AA)||0||None|
- NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Retrieved 2009-06-23.[dead link]