School of the Holy Child
|School of the Holy Child|
|2225 Westchester Avenue
Rye, New York, (Westchester County), 10580
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Head of school||William C. Hambleton, Ed.D.|
|Faculty||93 full and part-time/88% hold advanced degrees|
|Average class size||14|
|Student to teacher ratio||7:1|
|Color(s)||Navy and White|
|Head of Upper School||Colm MacMahon|
|Head of Middle School||Colleen Pettus|
|Assistant Head of School for Institutional Advancement||Nina Newman|
|Director of Admission & Financial Aid||Jacqueline "Jackie" Ciaccia '06|
School of the Holy Child in Rye, NY, established in 1904, is an all-girls, Catholic, independent, college-preparatory school for grades 5-12. The School is guided by the educational philosophy of Cornelia Connelly, the founder of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, and her dedication to developing “young women of conscience and action.” At Holy Child, accomplished and dedicated faculty members foster the spiritual development, individual talents and interests of each student. This is realized through rigorous and comprehensive academic, arts, athletics, service and global programs. The School currently enrolls students from communities in Westchester, Fairfield, Putnam, New York and Bronx Counties.
The mission of School of the Holy Child is to develop “women of conscience and action.” An all-girls, Catholic, independent, college-preparatory school for grades 5-12, the School is guided by the educational philosophy of Cornelia Connelly, the founder of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, and her dedication to “joy in teaching and joy in learning.” Accomplished and dedicated faculty members foster the spiritual development, individual talents and interests of each student.This is realized through rigorous and comprehensive academic, arts, athletics, service and global programs. Holy Child graduates are prepared for the innovative and critical thought necessary in a diverse, interconnected society.
Holy Child’s 18-acre campus in Rye, New York, blends old and new—it features a striking Tudor mansion dating to 1930, as well as recently constructed academic facilities. Over the past several years, the School has completed several important facilities enhancements identified in the Campus Master Plan, including the completion of a new academic building; renovations to the art room, dining hall and St. Walburga's Chapel; and installation of a turf field. In 2013, the School announced a $6 million capital campaign to fund the construction of a new field house for athletics and the renovation of the School’s gymnasium into a theatre.
A commitment to “joy in teaching, joy in learning” lies at the heart of the Holy Child experience. School of the Holy Child offers a challenging, college-preparatory curriculum in the humanities, sciences and arts complemented by strong athletics, service and global programs. Challenged and engaged within the all-girls environment, students feel supported and empowered as they work collaboratively with both teachers and peers. The rigorous and comprehensive curriculum is designed to develop women of “conscience and action,” while leading each student to discover her individual talents and interests. Service learning plays a prominent part in the curriculum and in extracurricular offerings. As a 1:1 laptop school, technology and computing skills are integral to the Holy Child educational program. With a 100% college acceptance rate, Holy Child graduates are well prepared for the innovative and critical work of American universities and society. Graduates matriculate at a broad range of colleges and universities, including the nation’s most selective institutions.