Holy Spirit Regional Catholic School
Holy Spirit Regional Catholic School is one of two Catholic Elementary Schools in the city of Huntsville under the auspices of the Diocese of Birmingham. This school serves a highly technical and professional community, which expects quality in education: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, their sub-contractors, as well as many medical professionals. All of these entities and many more contribute to the expectations of educational excellence in Huntsville.
This is a private, non-profit, parochial school accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) since 1998. In 2013 Holy Spirit Regional Catholic School was named a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School by the Department of Education. There are two classes per grade, kindergarten through eighth and one Pre-K class. Currently there is a student/teacher ratio of 22:1 with an average class size of twenty-four students. All twenty-nine faculty members hold a B.A. or B.S. degree and 42% hold a Master’s degree.
Holy Spirit Regional Catholic School has approximately 450 students. Currently 49% are male and 51% are female; 78% are Catholic, 22% are non-Catholic; 81% are Caucasian, and 19% are other. 79% of Holy Spirit School families are members of either Holy Spirit or Good Shepherd Parishes in Huntsville, Alabama.
The faculty and staff of this school emphasize a caring, disciplined environment fostering personal and academic growth. Each student is a child of God bestowed with gifts and talents; it is the purpose of this school to promote excellence in the whole person. Students are encouraged daily to practice self-discipline and responsibility. The school has many stakeholders. It is the combined efforts of these many stakeholders that allow the students at Holy Spirit Regional Catholic School to experience a living faith and academic success.