The Holyland Catholic School (HCS) is the longest, continuously operating, consolidated parochial school system in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. While HCS is located in the quaint town of Johnsburg, children from all across the “Holyland” villages (check out the Wikipedia page for the whole history!) attend HCS. Catholic schools in the Holyland parishes have contributed to the history of the area for over 170 years.
Holyland Catholic School provides a foundation of faith, respect, and lifelong learning through Catholic formation, academic excellence, and continuous improvement.
As a school community based on the Gospel message, our teaching focuses on the spiritual, moral and intellectual growth and potential of each student. We consider it our responsibility to assist parents in developing the whole child for Christian living.
We promote an atmosphere conductive to inspiring the students to recognize and attain their goals through the development of their unique God given talents and abilities. We also promote an atmosphere in which the students respect themselves and others. HCS offers a strong academic program, in addition to teaching students about the Catholic Faith, training them to take their place in their faith communities by being involved in liturgies, prayers and the liturgical and faith life of the church. The school takes advantage of small class sizes to accent the personal interaction between students, teachers and parents, as well as their faith communities. The curriculum in all subject areas is aligned to the state, national and Milwaukee Archdiocese standards that benchmark what students should know and be able to do in order to prepare them for the twenty-first century and beyond.
HCS is a family-orientated school that realizes its existence is due to the vision and support of past generations and is committed to its existence in the future by religious, educational and social actions as well as personal sacrifices and creativity.
What district does HCS cover?
Our school has students from all over the “Holyland”, as well as surrounding area. The main school district covered is New Holstein. Busing is provided by New Holstein School District busing company. It encompasses 150 square miles and three counties, Fond du Lac, Calumet, and Sheboygan. Most of the students live within the boundaries of the Milwaukee Archdiocese.
How is tuition paid?
HCS invoices each family a fee depending upon the number of students per family. Current tuition is $2,050 per first student, $1,850 per second student, and $1,650 per third student. See the Financial Agreement for more details or visit the Resources Page. If the family is not a member of one of the participating parishes, please contact the office for additional information.
Do you offer financial aid to families?
Yes, HCS does offer financial aid to families which is available upon request. Once applied for, the application will be reviewed by the pastors, principal, and a member from the finance committee. All application materials are kept confidential. Assistance can be applied for on a yearly basis. To obtain additional information on financial aid, please contact the school office.
Where will my child go to school?
HCS currently operates one campus. The Johnsburg school building houses the 3-year old preschool through the 8th grade.
Does HCS offer any before or after school programs?
The Before and After School Program at HCS is available to students in preschool through 7th grade. The cost is $3.50 per hour per child and is available Monday through Friday before school from 6:30 to the start of school and after school from 3 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. An aide provides activities that are both fun and educational. To learn more about the Before and After School Care Program, please visit the resources page.
Does my family have to be Catholic to attend HCS?
HCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, religion, political persuasion, national origin or ancestry. All are welcome in God’s house.