FACTS ABOUT CHICAGO HOLY FAMILY ACADEMY
Year 4-yr high school opened: 1902
New building opened:
Boarding stopped: 1945
End of grade school students: 1964
Closed for good:
Blue & Gold
School nickname: the
"We're Loyal to You HFA"
Courtesy of Loretta Josefowski
ATHLETICS AND EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
It is possible that Holy Family could have offered interscholastic activities to its young ladies, especially
when the IHSA began offering state tournaments in a number of sports during the early and mid-1970's. We would like to find
out more about the athletic and extra-curricular activities that the school could have offered while its' doors were open.
Please contact us at the addresses below.
"I graduated from HFA in 1961. There was an intra-mural basketball competiton with an academy in Momence,
Illinois during the 4 years I attended."
**From Soltrini Ramirez:
"The school mascot was the Angel. I also know the words to the school song. I
have fondest memory of my high school. Holy Family Academy years were the best years
of my life!"
**From an Anonymous Alum:
"I will always remember Sr. Gamma, my Geometry teacher at Holy
Family Academy 1960-1964. She was my inspiration for majoring in Mathematics and Computer Science and making my science-based
career choices in my later years. Thank you, Sr. Gamma!"
From Madelyn Malinowski (1949-1957)
"I attended HFA Grade School from first-eighth grade. It was a wonderful experience.
I remember so many wonderful events.
"In first grade I recall being honored to be a leader for the First Communicants
and later receiving my First Communion in that wonderful chapel. I also remember making visits in the Little Chapel where
there was a small statue of Jesus with resplendent clothes.
"I studied dance with Miss Layla in addition to learning how to do the Krakowiak
for the Christmas program. The sisters who taught me were wonderful people. They encouraged us to stretch and be creative.
The students made substantial accomplishments for their age groups.
"My favorite remembrance is when the weather would get nicer that we would have
gym class in the swimming pool. What a treat! I still remember the sign on the door to the pool --Natatorium.
"What a great school that grounded me in my life. Thank you for keeping the memeories of HFA alive."
IF YOU KNOW SOMETHING ABOUT HOLY FAMILY ACADEMY...
then now is your chance to share the information that we need. Items such as words to the school song,
any proof of athletic teams, and even a photo of the school buildings is greatly appreciated. Please email us with your information
at firstname.lastname@example.org or by clicking on this Guest Commentary link. You can also send items thru the mail at the following address:
Illinois High School Glory Days
6439 North Neva
Chicago, IL 60631