The Holy Family experience culminates in the eighth grade experience. Students are seen as the leaders in the school and act in just that manner. Eighth graders head the Student Council, run the school store, and volunteer throughout the school, parish, and community. The students examine the histories of both the Catholic Church and the United States of America. In literature, the students’ two-year writing portfolio is completed and bound. Units of study include fiction, non-fiction, drama, poetry, and oral presentation.
Students are invited to participate in forensics competitions. Level D Vocabulary Workshop is used to expand their vocabulary and usage, and they complete their course in English grammar and usage. Algebra 1 or Algebra 2 courses are offered for mathematics. Both courses are organized around families of functions, with Algebra 1 focusing on linear and quadratic functions while Algebra 2 continues on with exponential, logarithmic, radical and rational functions. Both courses continue to review data analysis, probability and geometry concepts.