School of the Holy Child will collaborate with Young Women In Sport to present a dynamic event discussing the power of athletics in young women's lives. The event will be held in the Theatre at School of the Holy Child, Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Moderated by Maura Farden,Women's Sports Broadcaster on ESPN, NBC & Lifetime and former Team Captain of UCLA Gymnastics Team, the event will feature a group of panelists who have played, coached, mentored and excelled in their diverse athletic experiences. The experts will discuss the value of sports in girls' lives, the benefits of cross training and NCAA recruiting. Athletes, their parents, and coaches are encouraged to attend, but all are welcome! For more information, contact Kristen Mulvoy at email@example.com.
School of the Holy Child will host our Open House Saturday, October 1 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Families and students entering grades five through twelve next fall are welcome to attend. At Holy Child, we encourage our students to be innovative, courageous, self- advocates that embrace their passions and take risks. Dedicated to developing "women of conscience and action," Holy Child students effect change within our community and throughout the world. Join us for our Open House to speak with current students, take a tour of the newly expanded campus, and meet the extraordinary faculty members and new Head of School, Melissa Dan, Ed.S. Registration is encouraged, but not required. For more information, contact the Director of Admission and Financial Aid, Jackie Ciaccia '06 at 914-967-5622, ext. 227 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alina Troya Aquilato '00 was one of 20 Catholic school teachers selected from around the nation to visit the Holy Land this summer to learn about Catholic-Jewish relations. Prior to their trip, Alina and her peers participated in a program called Bearing Witness, which teaches Catholic School educators about the Holocaust, Anti-Semitism, and Christian-Jewish relations.This trip, featured in the Catholic NY newspaper, was Bearing Witness Advanced - the next step in the teachers' education. Her trip to Israel was one of two, life-changing experiences Ms. Troya Aquilato had this summer. She also accompanied Holy Child students on their global studies trip to Cuba. Interestingly, there were numerous similarities between both countries. Ms. Troya Aquilato '00 explains, "The lesson I hope to impart on our students is that everywhere in the world, all people seek to meet their basic needs and reach a sense of understanding and respect for one another." Click on the title above to read the Catholic NY article on their trip to the Holy Land.
School of the Holy Child welcomes our new and returning students and their families back to school! We are especially excited this year for all the opportunities the 2016-2017 school year will bring. This is truly a special time at Holy Child! As we begin again under the leadership of our new Head of School, Melissa Dan, Ed.S., our remarkable new facilities and expanded campus, we have so much to be thankful for and are reminded of the words of our founder, Cornelia Connelly, "To do anything well we must do it with our heart, with our mind and with all our strength for the love of God, of ourselves, and of our neighbor." We look forward to a wonderful and productive school year at School of the Holy Child, where "joy in teaching, joy in learning" is at the heart of all we accomplish.
Faculty members Trisha Baca and Alina Troya '00 and ten upper school students visited Cuba this summer and discovered that despite their daily struggles, Cuban people live a life of joy and acceptance. While most of the trip was in the capital city of Havana, the group also had the opportunity to visit Santa Clara, Sancti Spiritus, Cienfuegos, the Bay of Pigs, Playa Girón, and other small towns. Part of Holy Child's Global program, the trip was a memorable experience, full of surprises, excitement, and lots of fun. The girls spent a day in Little Havana in Miami, visited museums, participated in a block party with ICAP (The Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples), hiked to the gorgeous waterfall, El Nicho, and snorkeled in the clear, turquoise water, where they explored exotic coral reefs. The group learned of the Cuban people's wide acceptance of their government and their interest in a renewed and normalized relationship with the United States. After reflecting on their remarkable journey, SHC students and faculty were so grateful for the opportunity to visit and learn more about Cuba, and delighted to find Cuban people to be open, friendly, happy, and welcoming.