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Holy Name School, as an integral part of the Holy Name Parish community, provides a Catholic education which strives to create an environment of academic excellence in which students are formed as disciples who are faithful to His Holy Name.
The school promotes Catholic values in a safe, healthy environment that recognizes student achievement, encourages active learning, stimulates curiosity and develops critical thinking.
Holy Name School is a Catholic educational community whose members freely choose to share their special gifts as disciples of Jesus Christ.
Holy Name School provides a setting in which children are assisted in accepting one another as members of the Body of Christ, and where learning experiences are greatly enriched by the uniqueness and giftedness of each individual. These experiences should always be a true and genuine reflection of the authentic Teachings of the Catholic Church to which this school is dedicated. We acknowledge that the support and cooperation of parents and members of the Holy Name Parish Family are essential to the life and growth of our school. We are all united in a common goal to provide for the religious intellectual, physical and social development of each child.
Holy Name School has been and continues to be incorporated into the longstanding educational mission of the Roman Catholic Church within the Diocese of Fall River. As a Catholic, coeducational elementary school, Holy Name School was established in 1960 and currently serves 214 Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade students. This represents 156 families. In 2004, the school was granted accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
Students learn best when challenged, when the learning process is diverse and when there is accommodation for individual differences. The academic program employs a variety of techniques that are a combination of a traditional and contemporary approaches to learning. There is continuity in skill building insured through the use of sequential materials in Religion, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. Emphasis is placed on the development of creative, critical, and logical thinking, writing, and problem solving skills. Various other approaches used to facilitate learning include hands on activities, incorporation of technology and the mastery of basic skills, small and large group instruction, cooperative learning groups and the practical application of acquired knowledge. A balanced curriculum is provided through the integration of Art, Music, Computer, Foreign Language and Physical Education.