Mission and Goals

Our Mission Statement

The mission of School of the Holy Child is to develop “women of conscience and action.” An all-girls, Catholic, independent, college-preparatory school for grades 5-12, the School is guided by the educational philosophy of Cornelia Connelly, the founder of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, and her dedication to “joy in teaching and joy in learning.” Accomplished and dedicated faculty members foster the spiritual development, individual talents and interests of each student.This is realized through rigorous and comprehensive academic, arts, athletics, service and global programs. Holy Child graduates are prepared for the innovative and critical thought necessary in a diverse, interconnected society.

Goals of the Network of Holy Child Schools

The following goals have been developed collaboratively by Holy Child educators. They are principles by which we teach students and, in doing so, continue our tradition.

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

Goal 2: Holy Child Schools live, learn, and worship as a dynamic Christian community.

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

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

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

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

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