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Connelly School of the Holy Child is part of a network of 10 schools in the U.S. and a community of more than 30 in the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, a congregation founded by Cornelia Connelly in 1846. You can find schools in England, France, Ghana, Ireland, and Nigeria.

Schools in the United States


Cornelia Connelly Center
New York, NY

Connelly School of the Holy Child
Potomac, MD

Holy Child Academy
Old Westbury, NY

Holy Child Academy
Drexel Hill, PA

Mayfield Junior School of the Holy Child Jesus
Pasadena, CA

Mayfield Senior School of the Holy Child Jesus
Pasadena, CA

Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child
Summit, NJ

Holy Child School at Rosemont
Rosemont, PA

School of the Holy Child
Rye, NY

Schools in Europe


Ecole de Maillé
Créteil, France

Collége de Maillé
Créteil, France

Holy Child Community School
Sallynoggin, Dublin, Ireland

Holy Child School
Killiney, Dublin, Ireland

St Leonards-Mayfield School
Sussex, England

The Cavendish School
London, England

Priory School
Birmingham, England

St Mary’s Catholic College
Blackpool, England

Schools in Africa


Holy Child College
Obalende, Ikoyi, Lagos

Holy Child Secondary School
Marian Hill, Calabar

Holy Child Model School
Otukpo, Benue State

St. Anne’s Secondary School
Otukpo, Benue State

Our Lady of Nigeria Primary School
Ogharike, Oghara, Delta State

Our Lady of Nigeria Secondary School
Ogharike, Oghara, Delta State

Dr. William Kupec Girls’ Academy
Agbaduma, Kogi State

Holy Child School
Cape Coast, Ghana

Holy Child College of Education
Takoradi, Ghana

St. Charles Lwanga School of the Holy Child
Walembele, Upper West Region of Ghana

Cornelia Connelly School of the Holy Child
Mempeasim, Cape Coast, Ghana

Cardoso Catholic Secondary School
Ajegunle, Lagos State

Holy Child Network of Schools Goals 

Grounded in the 150-year heritage and influenced by the unique challenge of educating children for the 21st century, the Holy Child Network of Schools' goals heed Cornelia Connelly's admonition to provide an education which "meets the wants of the age." The following goals have been developed collaboratively by Holy Child educators. They are principles by which we teach children and, in doing so, perpetuate our tradition.

Goal 1: To foster a faith commitment that engenders a joyous, personal relationship with God in addressing the challenges of the world.


Goal 2: To live, learn and worship as a dynamic Christian community.


Goal 3: To offer an intellectually challenging and creative program of study that develops a love of learning and academic excellence.


Goal 4: To work for Christian principles of justice, peace, and compassion in every facet of life.


Goal 5: To create a learning climate based on trust and reverence for the dignity and uniqueness of each person.


Goal 6: To promote the personal growth and development of all who participate in the life of the School.


Goal 7: To ensure the continuation and growth of the Holy Child mission and philosophy in the School.