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A Community That Builds Confidence, Creativity, and Character

Faculty entrust students with a high level of responsibility at a young age and provide a wide variety of inclusive leadership opportunities, including public speaking and presentation skills. Through these experiences, students gain confidence and take full ownership of their learning.

A Culture of Authenticity

The Holy Child Academy culture is built on wholehearted, personal relationships that create the necessary time, space, and support for students to participate in a journey of discovery about themselves and the world around them. 

A Sense of Gratitude and a Joyful Spirit

Students are supported by a proactive community of faculty, staff, parents, and peers who can be depended on for personal, enduring relationships that are rooted in unconditional love, respect, and trust.


Core Values

Holy Child Academy in Drexel Hill is an independent, Catholic school that provides exceptional Academics inspired by the vision and ideals of educational innovator Cornelia Connelly. The school is deeply authentic in its student-centered approach to learning, its diverse and inclusive community of families, and its capacity for wholehearted, personal relationships. Within a small, action-oriented community, faculty work purposefully with all students to build confidence, encourage creativity, and develop character from the earliest ages. As a result, students are empowered to shape the future with a sense of gratitude and a joyful spirit. 

STEAM Innovation

Creative Exploration

Spiritual Foundation

Joyful Spirit

Loving Encouragement

Leadership Cultivation

News & Events

Stay up-to-date on what is happening at Holy Child Academy with this collection of current news and upcoming events. 

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