Amiri Hill

Amiri has been impressive in her growth over the last four years. She is kind, thoughtful, and well-liked by peers and teachers. Her very hard work ethic and willingness to advocate for herself will help her excel in college as it has here at Holy Child.

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Anastasia Furman

Anastasia, better known as Jane, is our little ray of sunshine. She is vivacious, authentic, bursting at the seams with life. Her huge heart and compassion is always on display as she is engaging and joyful in everything she does.

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Annie Martin

Annie, our calm, quiet and cheerful prom queen. She has been a guiding force to her classmates and teachers as she is always there to help anyone in need. She has a big heart that she carries with the utmost grace and modesty.

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Arlee Taylor

Arlee, a dedicated student who is always pushing herself. She starts each day with the best intentions in place—to have a successful day of learning. She continues to grow in her understanding in academics and the people around her. With her passions in the theatre and singing, we have no doubt she will continue to use her talents to go far in life.

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Audrey Brown

Audrey, our resident storyteller, who is a lifelong learner that cares so much about her work and her peers. She has a great sense of humor and we all can’t wait for the day that one of her many stories will be played out as a comedy skit on Saturday Night Live.

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Becky Orloff

Becky, a positive leader who has a genuine love of learning. She is always very honest about her thoughts and has a higher level of thinking which makes her wise beyond her years. With her strong communication and leadership skills, she will excel at Bucknell and beyond.

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Caitlin Grant

Caitlin, there is not a day that goes by where she is not smiling. Always uplifting, at school and in life. A good role model for her peers, she has led the school this year with great poise and grace. Her care for others is inspiring and she is a perfect example of Actions, Not Words.

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Caitlin Thompson

Caitlin, a top supporter of her classmates who is always bursting with joy and positivity. Her good nature influences all of those around her to brighten up their day. We have no doubt Caitlin will continue to inspire her peers at Boulder.

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Carly Rivers

Carly, our unsung heroine. She is conscientious, thoughtful, and sincere. She has faced any challenge with a confident and graceful approach and always impresses in all she does. We know she will continue to succeed beyond Holy Child.

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Cecile Paquette

Cecile, a quiet leader with an insurmountable impact on others. She is kind, funny, and wise beyond her years. As a lifer, Cecile has shown a consistent love of learning and knows how to enjoy life in all aspects – as a student, friend, citizen – she is the essential Holy Child girl.

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Clare Bloss

Clare, an intelligent and thoughtful student who is unafraid to ask great questions. She has a smile that reveals a sweet humor. She is curious and truth-seeking, we will miss her presence on the stage and in the hallways.

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Colleen Whitcomb

Colleen, everyone’s right hand on campus in all aspects from technology to ministry. She is always jovial, kind, and smiling even on the most unlikely of days. She is a joy to be around and works extremely hard in everything she sets her mind to and we’re more than proud to see her carry out dreams at University of Maryland.

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Elena Yeutter

Elena, our strong and passionate student with a dry sense of humor. We have watched her grow the last seven years into the resilient and fierce young lady that we see today. One who gives her time with no hesitation whether it’s building houses in Jamaica or mentoring the middle schoolers in Field Hockey.

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Ella Sullivan

Ella, our thoughtful senior with a love for learning. Being wise beyond her years, Ella approaches life with an inquisitive and insightful outlook. She has always stepped as a great leader and friend and we know will continue to do so at Northeastern.

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Ellie Kress

Ellie, an ideal student. She is respectful and truly interested in learning, all while smiling and maintaining her calm and joyful presence. By taking ownership in her learning, Ellie always rises to the occasion. We’re excited to hear how she’ll excel in Colorado.

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Elsa Wetten

Elsa has a contagious smile that lights up any room. She makes a sincere effort to get to know and get along with everyone around her. As a longstanding member of the Girls Scout community, her character and integrity are of the highest standards.

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Emily de Raet

Emily, a genuine, joyful and down to earth presence in our senior class. She lights up any room as there are often smiles that match her own when she’s with a group of people. She is fiercely independent and her insatiable appetite for learning will be missed in our classrooms.

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Emma Keever

Emma, who’s smile lights up a room, is a hard worker and really cares about the needs of her peers and how she can help. She is eager to learn about people and the world around her. Her gentle and compassionate nature will take her very far in life.

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Gabbi Brault

Gabbi, a genuine learner who is recognized for her honesty and sweet demeanor. She is hard-working and full of integrity and never fails to give her time to others. Her poise and grace will undoubtedly led to a successful future.

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Gabby Corral

Gabby, the one who is down to earth, honest, and always willing to help. She has a great way of making all who are around her feel welcome and included. These qualities and her diligent work with Best Buddies the last four years proves that she is an example of Actions Not Words.

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Georgia Collins

Georgia is incredibly kind, humble, and sincere in her interactions with peers and teachers. One of the most genuine souls with a resilience that is hard to match. She is always happy to give her time and help those around her.

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Grace Kavanagh

Grace is a force for good in the Holy Child community and is unafraid to lead. With a laugh that can brighten anyone’s day, we have no doubt she will continue to be that force of good on the stage, in the classroom, and in her community.

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Grace Rowe

Grace, our resident fashionista. Grace is the perfect example of a multi-talented student demonstrated by her ability to manage the varsity basketball team two years in a row while also maintaining her edgy and unique style.

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Hannah Fitzpatrick

Hannah has an infectious smile and genuinely loves to be involved. She works incredibly hard for her successes, enjoys sharing her understanding with others, and is a positive force for all communities she’s in, especially at Holy Child.

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Isa Hoyos

Isa, our very thoughtful and talented dancer. She is a driven and determined student with a strong connection to her Colombian roots and culture that she has shared with Holy Child.

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Jamie Albert

Jamie, our hardworking and earnest senior. She knows her limitations and works to surpass them; she is kind, thoughtful and resilient. We will miss her smiling face walking through the hallways.

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Jen Gribble

Jen, our senior class president, who has stepped up in this leadership role as the main advocate for her classmates with compassion and grit which also shows on the basketball court and soccer field. We know her confidence and determination will take her far in college and beyond.

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Jessica Bosch

Jessica, our senior with an artistic eye who can make something out of nothing. She sees and appreciates beauty more than most and we know she will go far beyond college with her immense talent and close attention to detail.

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Julianne Killen

Julianne, some may say she is quiet but we say she is insightful and a great observer. She is a passionate learner and has the exceptional ability to take on any challenge that she faces.

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Justine Verheul

Justine, a talented artist who has been a leader in the performing arts since she came to Holy Child. She loves mentoring our young performers which has made all the difference in our drama program. We’re so excited to see her in future shows in New York and L.A.

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Kaiya Robinson

Kaiya, who maintains the perfect balance of thoughtfulness and honesty. For seven years at Holy Child, she has always stepped up to be the honest leader that she is, advocating for those around her and doing it with a big smile on her face.

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Kate Carlson

Kate, the one with the quick wit and a joke to offer just when we need it. She is accepting, a great friend, and faces challenges with a positive attitude and willingness to work hard. We wish her all the best as she rolls with the Tide on this next journey.

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Katherine Byrnes

Katherine, one of our seniors with many talents. Whether it’s on the stage, in the lab, or on a sailboat, Katherine meets all challenges head on and always succeeds with her determination. We know we’ll be hearing great things about her four years at Tulane.

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Kathleen Jaeger

Kathleen, better known as KJ, is a positive light in our halls. Her big smile is contagious and she always provides a fun and bubbly energy to all of her classmates and our community. We’re excited to hear about her adventures at Marquette.

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Katie Mann

Katie, our kind and strong student who is a pillar for all of those in her life. She is always there, ready to help those in need with a big smile on her face. She is respected by all for her resilience and authenticity. We can’t wait to see her do great things in college and beyond.

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Kayla Wood

Kayla, our always kind and gentle senior with a quick wit. She has truly grown in her confidence here at Holy Child while also remaining extremely mature and genuine. She will dominate anything she puts her mind to at Notre Dame.

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Kendall Goetzenberger

Kendall, affectionately known as Chen, has a sophisticated and quirky intelligence. A lifelong learner, she is persistent in her work and compassionate about her interests. We wish her all the best at University of Maryland next year.

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Layo Ojo

Layo is our ball of joy and happiness, who’s love of Shakespeare has inspired her to earn impressive recognition. Her positive presence lights up a room as soon as she enters it and never goes unnoticed around our halls. Our walls will surely be a little dim after she heads off to Massachusetts.

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Lilly Kishore

Lilly, a strong and compassionate leader. From lacrosse to yearbook or service to others, there isn’t an event or task that Lilly cannot tackle. She has touched every corner of what Holy Child has to offer to inside and outside the classroom.

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Lizzie Pothier

Lizzie, our solid example of Actions Not Words. Always giving her time, she has traveled as far as Ecuador to serve the indigent and as close to home to help at a food bank. Lizzie has a deep love and compassion for others and we’ll miss her infectious laugh in her halls.

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Lorraine McNamara

Lorraine, our master of the balancing act who manages to do it all with eloquence and poise – much like she does when she dances on ice. Lorraine is a very bright and naturally curious student who is thoughtful of others. We love having her always smiling face as a part of our community.

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Maddy Moore

Maddy, a born leader. The epitome of Actions Not Words. Organized and detail-oriented, from spirit week to yearbook to Best Buddies, Maddy is counted on to lead the charge as we know she will do so well in the windy city.

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Marley Burgess

Marley, our sharp shooter, and one of the kindest, gentlest souls. She has worked hard to learn to advocate for her own needs as well as those of others and has matured in amazing ways through her generosity of spirit and time.

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Maya Whitaker

When Maya isn’t at school, you will most likely find her at the barn. An animal activist, she could be tending to the wounds of the animals around her or meticulously grooming the horses at the barn. Maya’s compassionate nature is always on display.

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Meg Schulz

Meg, our spirited senior who is always cheering at student life events and games. Whether she’s holding the room with a motivational speech or showcasing her singing talents, she’s always providing a fun and positive energy to those around her.

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Megan Mann

Megan, a true original. She is an extremely talented artist and finstagrammer who has a genuine love for reading and writing. Her thoughtfulness and witty sense of humor has always been a welcome presence to those around her, especially her peers and teachers.

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Meghan Karanik

Meghan is quick-witted and quick-thinking. Totally, thoroughly Meghan, which we all admire. She is independent, authentic, and an incredibly loyal friend with an avid love for sushi. We’ll miss she and Krinkles in the senior lounge next year.

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Meredith Kucik

Meredith, a conscientious student who works really hard. Her quiet and compassionate approach to life has helped her not waver in her focus in all she does especially in her commitment to academics and her love of marine biology.

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Meredyth von Seelen

Meredyth, a student who is a strong advocate for herself and unapologetically so. A high achiever and fierce competitor, Meredyth is an extremely accomplished equestrian. We’re excited for her to carry out her love of her southern roots at Ole Miss.

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Molly Reyda

Molly, our easy going, gracious senior who is a force to be reckoned with. Whether it’s on the tennis court, in the classroom, or leading her peers on a retreat, Molly has always risen to the occasion and exceeded expectations. We are excited for her next chapter as a Friar in Rhode Island.

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Olivia Jacobs

Olivia is our calming force who strives to improve. She carries herself with grace and poise and as a great friend to all around her, she is always willing to step up to help not just her peers, but her teachers, or anyone in need.

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Rachel Days

Rachel, our quiet and thoughtful artist. She speaks with wisdom and maturity and it echoes through her artwork and care with those around her. We will miss seeing her talents throughout our hallways.

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Rita Tomon

Rita, an exceptionally spiritual young women with a gift for art and poetry. Her strong faith and love for the arts brings a sense of calm and serenity to campus each day. She is also a talented archer, so there is no doubt her future is on target.

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Rose Meima

Rose, our old soul with a great sense of humor. She is a diligent student who has always worked very hard. With her always positive attitude, she never complains and is determined to do well in any challenge she faces.

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Sara Simmonds

Sara is a driven individual, whatever she puts her mind to she accomplishes. Whether she is swimming in the coral reefs, or scuba diving in the Caribbean, you can count on Sara to follow her passions and take care of the oceans and the life within it.

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Sarah Strachan

Sarah is a leader in service, athletics, and student government. Her steady approach to life and calming nature provides a great balance to the senior class. She always strives hard to do well in all that she does while keeping a great sense of humor and dry wit.

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Sophia Seymour

Sophia, the performer who’s presence never goes unnoticed. From a member of the ensemble to the wicked witch, she has effortlessly slayed our halls for seven years. We know all of her talents and confidence on and off the stage will take her very far in life.

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Sophie Ganiban

Sophie, our smiling bubbly senior. She is the friend that we all need in life, making the best of situations and teaching us to not be afraid to be ourselves. She is a hard worker and demonstrates commitment by being a great friend to all.

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Tori Saylor

Tori, our always engaged student and athlete. With her bubbly demeanor, her classmates never walk beside her without a smile on their face – her whole presence is bright and contagious. We wish her all the best as she continues to play lacrosse at Wofford next year.

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Tyler Johnson

Tyler, our adventurous force to be reckoned with. Whether it’s surviving on a deserted island for 24 hours in a storm or dancing on the stage, she is a risk taker with a big heart.

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The Mary K. Hopkins Fund for Innovative Classrooms

Join us in support of The Mary K. Hopkins Fund for Innovative Classrooms, providing the foundation for continual improvements in program and professional development to keep the Innovate the Space program leading-edge for faculty and for students.

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Summer Service

From downtown DC to the hills of West Virginia, from the inner city of New York to encountering Jesus in the campus of University of Maryland, Holy Child students are going out to serve others this summer. If you haven’t signed up, consider it now.

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Alumnae Council News

Just over 50 years old, Holy Child is beginning a new era of alumnae relations with the launch of this council with the mission is to reach out to the full alumnae community to reengage alumnae with each other and with Holy Child.

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Junior Entrepreneurship Program

We are excited to announce a new entrepreneurship program for our junior class which will begin in May. It will provide teams with real-world, hands-on learning experience on how to successfully identify problems, needs, and opportunities; iteratively prototype and test ideas that address those opportunities; and turn those ideas into products, services, and solutions that benefit society.

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Jamaica Trip 2017

A group of students, faculty and an alumna traveled to Jamaica with Food for the Poor over Spring Break. Our “Jamaican-a-difference” group visited an orphanage, a home for the disabled, and they built a house for a family in need during their five days in Jamaica.

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Believe In Our Future Together

Since 1961, Connelly School of the Holy Child has been educating young women according to the mission of our foundress, Cornelia Connelly. Our focus has always been to respect the uniqueness and dignity of each student, sending them out into the world to live lives of joy, zeal, and compassion. Read our Strategic Vision… and let’s believe in our future together.

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Middle School

Middle means something entirely different at Holy Child. We know that middle school is a central point where you get into the thick of your educational journey. It’s not a time where you should get lost in the shuffle, waiting for high school to begin. It’s not a time for crowd control either, or for hopping from one classroom to another, hardly noticed by your teachers.

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Founding The Society of the Holy Child Jesus

Cornelia Connelly founded the Society of the Holy Child Jesus in England around 1846. She was anything but typical. She was an American-born wife and mother and a zealous convert who became the founder of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus.

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The Wizard of Oz

Thank you for attending! See the photos and watch the video featuring “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” with Grace Kavanagh ’17 as Dorothy.

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