Holy Name Catholic School
409 South 22nd Street
Escanaba MI 49829
Phone: (906) 786-7550
Preschool through 8th Grade School Website: holynamecrusaders.com
High School Website: highschool.holynamecrusaders.com
Under the leadership and unity with all of the schools in the Diocese of Marquette, Holy Name Catholic School is transitioning to a classical education model. This curriculum is seen with the lens of seeking the “Truth, Goodness and Beauty.” A classical education seeks to fulfill each of these precepts. The study of Theology, as well as, Church teaching will further inform students of Christ’s truths. Armed with the truth, students can explore history, philosophy and literature with an eye towards what is good. Through music, sciences, drama and the arts, students will then embark on a quest to what is truly beautiful. Each tenant fulfills the others. In addition, a classical education seeks to inform and call out a student’s whole mind, without compromising the truth, something other schools simply cannot do.
- The school provides a full-day preschool program serving three and four year olds, plus full-day readiness kindergarten, full-day kindergarten, and first through twelfth grades.
- Holy Name High School A Chesterton Academy, opened in the Fall of 2021 with grades 9 and 10. It now accommodates students in grades 9 through 12.
- The 2022-2023 school year enrollment was 272 students who came from over 184 households. The student/teacher ratio was approximately 15:1.
- The actual cost to educate each student is $11,815 for the Elementary School, and $18,213 for the High School. However, through the generous support of the supporting parishes, the Diocese of Marquette and 3rd source fundraising, we are able to charge only $3,495.00 for the first child for Catholic families.
- Holy Name Catholic School is supported by four area Catholic parishes that provide direct financial subsidies as a portion of the total school revenues. These parishes are St. Anne, St. Anthony, St. Thomas, and St. Joseph & St. Patrick.
- The school has been continuously accredited by the Michigan Non-public Schools Accrediting Association since 1992.
- Holy Name Catholic School emphasizes a family atmosphere. The four religious dimensions that include the gospel message, Christian service, liturgy and prayer, and Christian community.
- In addition to the core curriculum areas of religion, reading/language arts, math, science, social studies, the curriculum includes physical education, computer education, art, music, and library for all levels; elementary vocal music first through fifth grades, middle school band and orchestra through a connection with our public schools.
- Our extracurricular activities include the Virtues in Practice, Accelerated Reading, Science Olympiad, drama productions, chess club, football, basketball, cheerleading, volleyball, cross country, and track and field. We have partnered with Gladstone Public Schools for high school team athletics.
- The school programs are housed in one facility that includes twenty-three classrooms, chapel, library/media center, full size gymnasium, and multipurpose room/cafeteria with stage, computer lab, modern science lab, art room, music room, and an outdoor classroom.
- The school staff includes a principal, dean of students, teachers, religious education coordinator, alumni/development director, athletic director, library manager, office personnel, one financial coordinator, maintenance-custodians, and cooks. There are aides in preschool through kindergarten grades as well as multiple lunchroom/recess monitors. We have the services of a student support coordinator, the foster grandparent program, Title I teaching assistants, speech pathologist, occupational therapist, and our local DSISD. Many volunteers help when and where they are needed.
- Our governing body is the Holy Name Catholic School Council which falls under the direction of the Bishop and superintendent of the Diocese of Marquette. The council meetings are usually every month, Wednesdays at 6:00 pm. They are open to the public.
- The cooks in our on-campus kitchen prepare many of the breakfasts and lunches fresh each day.
- Bussing is available through the public schools for children in who are five years of age by September 1 through twelfth grade.
- Tuition aid for families is provided through the scholarship, endowment fund, tuition angel program, generous donations, Sackerson Foundation, Two Eagles Foundation, and Diocese of Marquette. For a complete list of scholarships, please click here.
- Our major fundraisers are an annual drive, large prize raffle and Spring Fling held each April or May.
- Our school logo is a caped Crusader carrying a shield with five crosses. Each cross represents the five wounds of Christ. The school mascot is the Crusader. The Elementary and Middle School colors are Kelly green and white; the High School colors are navy and gold.
It’s more than a school… It’s a way of life!