About Holy Family Catholic High School

Holy Family Catholic High School is a co-educational college-prep high school in the Lasallian Catholic tradition committed to helping young men and women realize their academic and spiritual potential. We educate students in grades nine through twelve, offering a robust extracurricular program. The school holds an accreditation from AdvancedED, a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site reviews of a variety of educational institutions and systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential.

OUR LOCATION | Minneapolis Suburb of Victoria | Carver County | Minnesota

Victoria is located approximately 20 minutes west of Minneapolis in Carver County, Minnesota. In July 2019, Money Magazine recognized Carver County as Minnesota’s most highly educated county. Surrounded by lakes and bordering the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and Three Rivers Park District’s Carver Park Reserve, Victoria has a rich history and is a thriving community. Residents enjoy the town’s quaint downtown, abundant parks, and family-friendly neighborhoods. It is conveniently located near large retail stores, world-class healthcare facilities, and a variety of entertainment venues.

OUR STUDENT BODY

Our students join us from nearby communities and even across the globe on F-1 study visas. They are highly engaged with more than 95% of our students participating in extra-curricular activities, making life-long friends along the way. We commit to making you part of our extended family. School and community involvement is central to our culture.

During each student’s high school journey, Holy Family provides a nurturing environment in which every student is respected, loved, and treated as family by staff and peers.

OUR FOUR-YEAR PLAN

As a college preparatory school, we take great pride in our highly successful, personalized approach to guiding students and families through the college process. Our counselor to student ratio of 1:98 (compared to the Minnesota average of 1:793) allows counselors the time to work 1:1 with students, ensuring the journey to college is a comfortable and successful one. Our graduates attend some of the finest colleges and universities across the United States.

View on our International Student guide HERE.

“We chose Holy Family because we wanted a smaller school where our kids were challenged while preparing for their futures.” – Greg and Kristin Waltz

 


International Student Tuition and Fees

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Student Tuition    $15,950
International Student Fee        $2,895
Activity Fee            $750
Non-refundable Application Fee          $400
Total    $19,995

Not included:

  • Family Stay stipend ($6,000 approximately)
  • School uniform
  • Daily lunches
  • School supplies
  • Health / Accident/ Property Insurance Coverage (required)
  • State of Minnesota Immunization Charges if applicable (required)
  • Minnesota State High School League Physical Exam Charges (required if participating in a sport)

Admissions Process

The process for students not using a cooperating agency are as follows:

  1. Complete the online application for admission form
  2. Submit a $400 non-refundable fee
  3. We will review your application and contact you for more information. A Skype interview will be scheduled to continue with the admission process.
  4. Once your student has been accepted into Holy Family Catholic High School, we will contact you to process the documentation and payments necessary for issuance of the I-20.

Host Families

Host families are one of the most essential pillars of any strong and successful international student program. Holy Family Catholic High School encourages current and alumni families to bring the world into their home and community. Our International Student Program provides families with the opportunity to learn about new cultures, create invaluable memories, and become ambassadors of our amazing country. With this experience, your family will enhance its cultural perspectives and awareness, while sharing your language and everyday lives. If you are a Holy Family current or alumni family interested in hosting an international student, click HERE for more information.

International Admissions Staff

Jorge Oconitrillo brings a wealth of knowledge and extensive experience in international travel and education to his role as our International Program Coordinator. Before Holy Family, Mr. Oconitrillo walked in the footsteps of those students whom we welcome from abroad, when he attended Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN, and Concordia College in Moorhead, MN on an international student visa. After being hired as a Spanish Instructor at Concordia College years later, he was responsible for preparing and advising students who were bound to travel abroad. He is a frequent international traveler, individually and with high school and college students. In addition to his numerous roles at Holy Family Catholic High School, Mr. Oconitrillo is also an independent travel consultant for high school and college groups traveling to Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico, and Spain. For the past 12 years, he has welcomed student groups from Seville, Spain, for an immersion experience at Holy Family Catholic High School.

International Student Program Coordinator

  • Jorge Oconitrillo

    International Student Program Coordinator

    Jorge Oconitrillo