Holy Child Academy is a joyful and energetic community that celebrates in song, word, and deed its Catholic heritage and traditions as it embraces children and families of all faiths.

Days at HCA begin and end in prayer, and the community observes liturgical seasons, holy days, holidays, and special occasions with varied religious services in which all students play meaningful roles through music, song, art, drama, readings, and altar service. From the lively Blessing of Pets in October to the solemn Graduation Liturgy in June, students are involved in praise and thanksgiving.

All students participate in religion classes. In the Early Childhood Program, children enjoy Bible stories. Lower School emphasizes God’s love through creation and the people who surround them, and students hear about the holy men and women who responded “yes” to God’s invitation to follow him. In Middle School, students learn how God lives and acts through them and others, and they study the sacraments, the life and person of Jesus, and the history of the Catholic Church. For Catholic students, Second Grade offers opportunities for the preparation and reception of First Eucharist and Reconciliation, and Fifth Grade brings preparation for Confirmation. 

Faith in action is apparent in the many community service projects that involve HCA students of all ages. Whether cooking breakfast to raise money for world catastrophes, creating cards for hospital patients, assembling treats for animal shelters, or stocking food cupboard shelves, HCA students learn to look beyond themselves as they embody the Holy Child motto Actions Not Words.

You are invited to visit HCA to experience its joy and energy. 


Holy Child Academy
475 Shadeland AvenueDrexel HillPA 19026

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