Holy Family School had its beginnings in September, 1955 when two catholic schools opened their doors in Berwick. St. Joseph's School was staffed by the Daughters of Our Lady of Mercy and St. Mary's School was staffed by the Sisters of SS Cyril and Methodius. In 1986 the two schools consolidated and became known as Holy Family School. Since 1955 thousands of students have benefited from the solid foundation which includes a quality education as well as core values set for Christian living.

The present school consists of a full day Kindergarten through 5th grade. The school continues to have a Sister from the Daughters of Our Lady of Mercy as a teacher, along with a fine group of lay teachers who are degreed according to Pennsylvania law and certified as Religion teachers in the Harrisburg Diocese.


We believe that the home is the cradle of learning, and we, at Holy Family School, are called to continue and enhance the development of the whole child by integrating human knowledge with the Gospel message. We, therefore, take this privilege and responsibility seriously as we strive to:

·        exemplify Christian values while we teach children to give witness to the Gospel message through speech, actions, and attitude

·        integrate Christian values into all subjects taught and responsibilities assumed

·        nurture children in social concerns of respect, consideration, and sensitivity to others

·        inspire and motivate students to reach their full potential spiritually, academically, physically, and socially

·        extend the opportunity to each student to experience success by providing for individual differences

·        provide learning experiences that are challenging and enriching to enable the use of God’s gifts and talents to the fullest.

Holy Family School welcomes all races, denominations and faiths. Most of our graduates tell us they have an easy transition to sixth grade and find much of the work a review of what they have already learned. Bus transportation is provided within the Berwick Area School district and parts of the Central Columbia and Nanticoke districts. Hot lunch is available on a daily basis.

Grades include ALL DAY Kindergarten through 5th grade.
-Continued Catholic education is available for grades 6, 7 and 8 in Bloomsburg.

Holy Family School class size currently averages 12 to 15 students per class.

Scholarships and tuition assistance are available through the EITC and FOCUS grant programs.
Applications are available through the school office. EITC applications must be completed and mailed by April 1st 2014.