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Joy turns “she can” into “she will.” 

We believe that when learning is personal—through strong relationships and experiences that are truly meaningful—you will know the joy of boundless achievement.

The dynamic and personal college preparatory education at Holy Child in grades 9 through 12 challenges girls to reach for the highest goals. Our collaborative, inquiry-based approach energizes a wide-ranging intellectual and ethical foundation to build knowledge, judgment and a lifelong spirit of independence, leadership, service, innovation and action.  

Holy Child teachers are highly credentialed professionals—and 100% committed to enlivening the classroom and reaching each student.

Whether holding AP Exam reviews on weekends, mentoring and advising, or developing student-interests courses, their dedication is unending.   

Our English teacher who advises the student newspaper team was a nationally recognized corporate and securities lawyer with a master’s in literature. Our math teacher who leads the Junior Entrepreneurship Program was a partner at Deloitte Consulting before founding his own business. Our newest science teacher is a former physician and public health researcher with experience teaching at a STEM school. The list of achievements and examples of professionalism are innumerable. 

Holy Child offers a dual credit program in conjunction with  with Marymount University.

Through this program, upper school students can enroll in college courses without leaving the Holy Child campus. Participating in the Dual Enrollment Program allows you to: 

  • Explore varying areas of study prior to declaring a major in college 

  • Earn credits from Marymount University that may be transferable to other institutions 

  • Potentially reduce college costs in the future 

You will receive a Marymount transcript for the college-level courses, which will also appear on your Holy Child transcript. 

“Our curriculum at Holy Child is not only the content we teach but the way we teach and the skills that we strive to build. We challenge students to be problem solvers who think critically about the world, information and how they engage with others.” 

Kaitlyn Valis, M.Ed.- Head of Innovation and Academic Strategy

Program Outline & Descriptions

To explore the full curriculum click the link to view our book of studies which outlines each of the programs and the philosophy behind them. 

Book of Studies

"Exceptional teachers are key in the academic achievement of students." 
- Darling-Hammond 
Education Policy Analysis Archives 8, 2000 


Julie Connelly, M.A. 

Head of Upper School 
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Andrea Castelluccio, Ph.D. 

Dean of Academics 
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