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Welcome From The Head of School

“…Inspiring students to shape the future with a joyful spirit and creative optimism.”

These words, taken from our Academy’s philosophy, capture the essence of what makes HCA a truly exceptional school. The first time I stepped through the doors, I experienced a vibrant and joyful community of learners. The passion of the faculty and staff, and the energy and engagement of the children were palpable. I believe you will feel that same excitement when you visit.

On this website, you’ll find information about our excellent academic curriculum, our outstanding music and performing arts program, the highly individualized attention each student receives, as well as our numerous co-curricular offerings. You’ll also discover the beauty of our mission and philosophy, which speak to providing the foundation for a lifetime of excellence, achievement, and service, and the promotion of personal responsibility, community service, and an appreciation of diversity.

I am honored to lead this truly special Academy, and I hope you will take the time to get to know us — and let us get to know you.


Margaret Fox-Tully
Head of School

About the Head of School


Margaret Fox-Tully joined Holy Child Academy in July 2016 as Head of School.

Prior to Holy Child Academy, Fox-Tully was Director of Organizational Effectiveness and Communications at Princeton University (2013–16) and Chief of Staff (2010–13) for Princeton University President (now Emerita) Shirley M. Tilghman.

Fox-Tully, a resident of Ardmore, Pa., has more than 20 years of teaching experience in secondary and higher education. In addition to holding key leadership roles at Cabrini University and Harcum College, she has been Head of School (2009–10) and Director of Development (1984–86) at Saint Dominic Academy in Jersey City, N.J.

Fox-Tully earned a bachelor's degree in English and secondary education from Rutgers University and a master’s degree from Wesleyan University (Conn.)

Read Fox-Tully's Q&A with Main Line Today.