The Academy of the Holy Family, a Catholic Secondary Day and Boarding school for young women, was founded in 1874 in Baltic, Connecticut. The Academy is approved by the State of Connecticut, and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. It is owned and operated by the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady, Mother of the Church.
Through a challenging curriculum built on a supportive spiritual foundation, we empower young women from the United States and around the globe to achieve their full God-given potential to impact their world.
Because of its commitment to any girl who seeks such an environment regardless of ethnic background, country of origin, color, creed or the economic status of her family, the Academy makes every effort to maintain as low a tuition base as is possible, making quality Catholic education financially feasible.
An AHF young woman comes to feel safe doing things that bring her out of her comfort zone. She learns to speak up in class even when her opinion differs from everyone else’s. She’s grown up being told she can’t carry a tune, but she joins the concert choir. She tries out for a sport, though she has the heart of a poet. She creates a work of art she thought beyond her abilities.
A Marist becomes comfortable enough to take risks. Here at the Academy she finds a culture where she discovers her passion through participation. Encouraged by her peers and teachers, she’ll learn invaluable life skills, at the right time, and in the right context. And, she’ll face her teenage years with an appreciation of the whole journey, bumpy roads and all. She comes to see that even if all her dreams don’t come true, she grows strong in the broken places. And she will begin to dream new dreams.
Our work continues, and our mission is maintained. We are committed to guiding our students as they grow into young women of faith, intelligence, and strength.
What do girls’ schools do best? A lot! “Whether they want to be astronauts, ambassadors or accountants, girls need to know-not just think-that nothing can stand in their way.” (National Coalition of Girls’ Schools) This is what we do at the Academy of the Holy Family every day.
Tomorrow’s leaders walk in our halls today. Come and see what life is like at the Academy of the Holy Family!
Laugh, Sing, Believe. Learn. Stop by for a visit!
Visit our website at www.ahfbaltic.org.