The Holy Child mission.
Ahead of her time, Cornelia Connelly founded the Society of the Holy Child Jesus in England in 1846. As a mother with a deep faith in God, Cornelia believed that education was best accomplished when each student was trusted and cared for. She also sought to live her life with joy and as “one continuous act of love,” two trademark characteristics of a Holy Child education. Under her stewardship, the Society prospered and expanded internationally with schools now in North America, Europe and Africa.
Cornelia's vision for education and her commitment to living a life of love and joy have had a profound impact on the Holy Child community over the past century and a half. Today, Holy Child schools continue to embody her values and mission, and they remain committed to providing a unique and transformative educational experience to students around the world.
The Holy Child Network and Goals
Committed to meeting the wants of the ages, Holy Child educators developed collaboratively seven goals as principles in how students are educated in the spirit of Cornelia Connelly. With 9 schools in the US network and international presence, the goals serve as a framework for the Holy Child community