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The Holy Child mission.

Connelly School of the Holy Child is a Catholic, college preparatory school, committed to the intellectual, spiritual, artistic, physical and social development of young women in grades 6 through 12.  The School emphasizes academic challenge, joy of learning and education of well-rounded women of faith and action.  The Holy Child community welcomes students and families of different faiths and diverse backgrounds.  In keeping with the philosophy of our founder Cornelia Connelly, Holy Child values the uniqueness of each individual and fosters a life of service to others.

Ahead of her time, Cornelia Connelly founded the Society of the Holy Child Jesus in England in 1846. As a mother with a deep faith in God, Cornelia believed that education was best accomplished when each student was trusted and cared for.  She also sought to live her life with joy and as “one continuous act of love,” two trademark characteristics of a Holy Child education.  Under her stewardship, the Society prospered and expanded internationally with schools now in North America, Europe and Africa.

Cornelia's vision for education and her commitment to living a life of love and joy have had a profound impact on the Holy Child community over the past century and a half. Today, Holy Child schools continue to embody her values and mission, and they remain committed to providing a unique and transformative educational experience to students around the world.

The Holy Child Network and Goals

Committed to meeting the wants of the ages, Holy Child educators developed collaboratively seven goals as principles in how students are educated in the spirit of Cornelia Connelly. With 9 schools in the US network and international presence, the goals serve as a framework for the Holy Child community