Music and art classes are fully integrated into the curriculum at HolyChildAcademy beginning in Pre-Kindergarten and continuing through Eighth Grade.
The art studio at HCA offers a wonderful space for children to unleash their creativity. From pen and ink sketches to pottery, students learn both technique and art history. Art projects often integrate academic themes from other classes and provide the children with an additional outlet for expression.
HCA offers quality music education using Orff and Kodály methods of instruction. Students are exposed to the music of many cultures and periods.
Students learn how to read, write, and create their own music, in addition to becoming proficient on various rhythm, pre-band, and folk instruments. Seventh and Eighth Graders are taught how to play hand bells as part of the music curriculum, and perform on and off campus with the handbell choir.
HCA students love to perform! The school offers seven performance groups and private music lessons, in addition to recitals, concerts, the Middle School show and one-act plays.
Members of the 2017 Archdiocesan Honor Band
James and the Giant Peach Jr.
One-Act play performances
HolyChildAcademy Performance Groups
Junior Choir (Grades Three to Five) Senior Choir (Grades Six to Eight) Handbell Choir (Grades Seven to Eight)
Concert Band (Grades Four to Eight) Jazz Band/Wind Ensemble (Grades Six to Eight)
String Ensemble (Grades Kindergarten to Eight) HCADragons Rock Band (Grades Four to Eight)
Senior Choir, Junior Choir and Band perform the National Anthem at Citizen's Bank Park
Performance events include the Lower School Christmas Show; Christmas and Spring Concerts; the Middle School Musical; and Piano, Voice, and Guitar Recitals. HCA also receives invitations to perform off site throughout the year, including the Plaza at LincolnCenter in New York City; the Old Post Office Building in Washington, D.C.;HersheyPark; and CitizensBankPark for the Philadelphia Phillies.
Holy Child Academy
475 Shadeland Avenue • Drexel Hill, PA19026
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Inspired by the vision and ideals of educator Cornelia Connelly, Holy Child Academy lays the foundation for a lifetime of excellence, achievement and service.
Enriching Students' Development
From Montessori materials in Early Childhood classrooms to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) education in Pre-K to eighth grade, students are motivated to learn and are challenged by their teachers.
Self-confident. Conscientious. Motivated.
Small classes allow students to discover their unique gifts; strong academics instill a lifelong love of learning; and a vibrant arts and athletics program enrich the students' development.
Nurturing Respect, Responsibility and Generosity
Providing moral and religious guidance, a solid academic foundation, and communication and technology skills for the future, Holy Child Academy nurtures strong citizens and capable leaders.
Foundation for a Lifetime of Achievement
Holy Child Academy alumni play an important role in the life of the school. We enjoy seeing alumni return to HCA—whether it's to say hello, attend the school play or volunteer at an admissions event.
Making a Difference
Generous support by alumni, parents and friends makes the extraordinary possible at Holy Child Academy. From attending the annual HCA auction to donating to the new STEAM lab, our supporters advance the Holy Child Academy mission in many ways.