Admissions FAQs

Is there a deadline to apply to the school?

No, Holy Child Academy (HCA) offers rolling admissions. We recommend that you submit your application early to ensure that your child has a place in his or her class.

Must my child(ren) be tested?

Yes. HCA requires your son or daughter be tested by a licensed school psychologist for general intelligence and aptitude. Dr. Karen Dybner-Madero, Dr. Elisa Taylor, and Springfield Psychological contract with Holy Child Academy, and they provide required testing to applicants at a special rate. However, if you would prefer your child to be tested by someone else, you may do so. These are the required tests:

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten:
Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence

Beery-Buktenica Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration (BEERY VMI)

Grades One to Seven:
Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-IV or WISC-V)

What is the makeup of the HCA student population?

HCA represents the diversity of our local area in both ethnicity and religious affiliation. In addition, Holy Child Academy has an institutional commitment to the principles of diversity. In that spirit, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, or any other characteristics.

Does HCA offer an after school program?

Yes. Students at HCA may attend Kids' Club from 3:15 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. At Kids' Club children complete homework, enjoy supervised unstructured play, and eat a healthy snack. Special seasonal activities are scheduled throughout the school year. Fees are listed on the 2017-2018 tuition schedule.

Does Holy Child Academy offer financial aid?

Yes. HCA offers need-based financial aid. For more information, please read our financial aid brochure.

Does applying for financial aid influence the admission decision?

No. HCA accepts students based on academic merit, teacher evaluations, classroom visits, and test scores. Financial aid files are reviewed independently of the admission process.

Can I pay my tuition in installments?

Yes. HCA offers four different payment plans: a one-time payment with a 1% tuition discount, a two-time payment, ten monthly payments, or seven monthly payments. HCA also offers a 10 percent tuition discount to families with three or more children enrolled. The ten monthly payment plan starts in May and has a $75 registration fee. The seven month payment plan starts in August and is a debit transaction to one’s bank account.

Click here for 2017-2018 tuition schedule.



Holy Child Academy
475 Shadeland AvenueDrexel HillPA 19026

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