Music and art classes are fully integrated into the curriculum at
Holy Child Academy 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.

Performing Arts

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

Child Academy
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)
HCA Dragons 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 Lincoln Center in New York City; the Old Post Office Building in Washington, D.C.; Hershey Park; and Citizens Bank Park for the Philadelphia Phillies.



Holy Child Academy
475 Shadeland AvenueDrexel HillPA 19026

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