Junior High

Holy Family Academy is the parish school of Holy Family Catholic Church, and as such, is a Roman Catholic institution of the Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis. Thus, the spiritual, moral, intellectual, social and physical elements of education that we offer are taught within the context of the Catholic Faith.

Holy Family Academy adheres to a traditional, well-balanced curriculum that includes Religion, Math, Language Arts (Phonics, Spelling, Grammar, Literature, Vocabulary, and Writing), History, Science, Music, Art, Physical Education and Latin.

All students in grades 1 - 8 attend Mass daily.

Students in grades 6 - 8 also have the following opportunities: Mass cantoring and lectoring, crossing guard, Virtue Family leadership positions

Junior High Curriculum    
  Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8


Compendium to the Catechism
of the Catholic Church

The Bible
Sacraments and Morality     

Compendium to the Catechism
of the Catholic Church
The Bible

Creed and Prayer

Understanding Scriptures
Scott Hahn
Catechism of the Catholic Church
The Bible

Focus on the Old Testament


Singapore Math 6

Tokyo Shoseki Grade 7
Math International

(eighth grade placement available
at teacher discretion)

Algebra I Structure and Method
Book 1, Mary P. Dolciani

Possible selections:

The Bronze Bow
Mara, Daughter of the Nile
The Wanderings of Odysseus
Aeneid for Boys and Girls



St. Joan, Girl Soldier
Beowulf the Warrior
King Arthur
Wolves of Willoughby Chase


The Scarlet Pimpernel
Sherlock Holmes
The Witch of Blackbird Pond
The Diary of Anne Frank
A Christmas Carol


Vocabulary Workshop - A

Vocabulary Workshop - B

Vocabulary Workshop - C

Loyola Press

Voyages in English 6

Voyages in English 7

Voyages in English 8


Various titles
Ancient World, Greeks
and Romans

Light to the Nations I
Ancient History - Reformation

Light to the Nations II
Age of Enlightenment - present


Physical Science

Life Science

Physical and Earth Science

Memoria Press,
Henle Latin 

First Form Latin

Written comprehension
Intro to Roman Culture

Second Form Latin
Syntax and more complex
sentence structures
Roman culture


Henle Latin, Book I
Translating classical works from
Latin into English


Holy Family Academy Homework Policy

Parental support of homework is a critical responsibility of Holy Family Academy parents; this is the line past which teachers have precious little control. The following homework guidelines outline the teamwork expected of all parties involved.   Holy Family Academy is dedicated to training students in both the essential and advanced skills necessary for ongoing education. Homework is an essential means of providing students with specific opportunities to practice and extend the application of skills and knowledge.  Parents of students in grades 6 - 8 should expect their students to do homework 5 days per week. A Homework and Conduct Journal is provided for all students to record daily assignments. In addition to daily homework, it is highly recommended that all children read at least 1/2 hour each day from a book that they love.

Sixth Grade Reading List

Seventh Grade Reading List

Eighth Grade Reading List