Frequently Asked Questions

Why Holy Spirit School?

Holy Spirit School…

…builds character.

…inspires faith development.

…instills confidence.

…promotes responsibility.

…fosters leadership.

…encourages participation.

…develops a sense of community.

…empowers students to make a difference in their world.

What is Holy Spirit School’s average class size?

Holy Spirit School has an average Teacher:Student ratio of 1:18.

What additional help is available to help my child succeed in school?

The teachers and staff at Holy Spirit School are very dedicated and committed to help each child succeed.

Often, teachers will set-up small group study sessions before and/or after school to help each child feel confident with the material that has been presented.

We have Reading and Math Support Teachers who work with small groups of children to ensure they have a strong foundation in Reading and Math so as to help ensure student success.

A school social worker is available to work with students, parents and staff members as we assist each student to reach their fullest academic, social and behavioral potential.

Parent and Grandparent Volunteers work with individuals and small groups of students to assist with reading decoding, comprehension and fluency ~ as well as coordinating Basic Facts drill and skill practice.

Does Holy Spirit School offer Child Care?

Before and after school care (7 am – 6 pm) is available for children enrolled in Holy Spirit’s Preschool through 8th Grade – during the school year as well as during the summer. More information is available in our Child Care section.

Are there opportunities for my child to become involved in Music and/or Athletics?

Our students may choose to participate in a variety of after-school programs, including choir, musical, and band, appropriate for their grade level. Holy Spirit School student athletes compete in the Grand Rapids Area Catholic Elementary Athletic Council (GRACEAC) beginning in grade 5. Learn more in our Student Life section.

Is tuition assistance available?

Holy Spirit School offers a variety of programs to assist families with their investment in their children’s futures.

SCRIP is a voluntary tuition reduction program in which rebates earned from area merchants are credited to your family’s tuition account on a quarterly basis.

A financial aid program is available through the Education Foundation. Please email Terri Kelly at for more information.

Participation in parish and school fund-raising activities provide opportunities to build community while keeping tuition costs reasonable.