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Holy Child's curriculum is built by committed faculty and driven
by students who play an active role in choosing their academic paths.
Together, they form an individualized educational experience.



Holy Child's Signature Programs are designed to open up the world to our students
through independent study, service learning, and immersive experiences.
Girls can choose from Engineering, Architecture and Design for the Common Good,
Italian Cultural Studies, the new Leadership Institute in Finance, and our Global Programs.



At Holy Child, girls explore Performing Arts, including theatre, dance, choral and instrumental music,
as well as Visual Arts, from painting and photography to computer graphics and sculpture. 



Holy Child's athletic philosophy ensures each student has a place,
whether she's a novice looking to enjoy the experience on a team
or an accomplished athlete with her sights set on collegiate athletics.


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Video by Alina Troya '00, Religious Studies Faculty & Director of Global Programs


Signature Programs

*New* Advanced Humanities Institute

The ​​Advanced Humanities Institute​​ (AHI) is a two-year advanced interdisciplinary program offered to students with a deep interest in the humanities. The AHI allows students to explore how humans use literature, art, music, theatre, philosophy, history, and language to understand our connection to the world and to one another.

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*New* Leadership Institute in Finance 
The new Leadership Institute in Finance has been made possible by a $50,000 grant from the E.E. Ford Foundation and matching gifts from our generous community. This two-year college-level seminar course will empower girls to master financial literacy, explore business ethics, and develop effective leadership skills to prepare for competitive internships and careers in finance.

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Ann F. Sullivan Global Studies

The Global Studies Program provides students with opportunities to engage in meaningful and contemplative travel. Our students have studied art and theatre in Scotland, explored marine biology and reef conservation on the Florida coast, volunteered at a children's hospital in Peru, visited Holy Child Network Schools in Ireland, and immersed themselves in the culture and architecture of Cuba.

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Italian Cultural Studies

Holy Child students participate in a two-year, college-level seminar course exploring the history, art, language, literature, architecture, and politics of Italy. The first year culminates in a research tour of Italy, which students expand into individual research projects.

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Engineering, Architecture and Design for the Common Good

Students enrolled in this two-year, interdisciplinary STEAM curriculum participate in the study of art and architecture, combined with science, technology, engineering and mathematics. A unique and dedicated space on campus provides students with authentic experiences in engineering, innovation, and design.

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Faculty Focus


Kristine Budill, Director of the Engineering, Architecture and Design for the Common Good Program

Ms. Budill earned degrees in electrical engineering and management science and worked in a variety of technical and managerial roles at large industrial corporations including General Electric and ITT.

Her favorite space on campus is the Design Studio, where access to a variety of prototyping equipment inspires creativity. She said, "I love the fact that there is rarely one correct answer to the problems students explore in the Design Studio and enjoy seeing them collaborate to develop unique solutions, learn to take risks, embrace failure and learn from it."

Michelle Sherry, Director of Instructional Technology, Computer Science Faculty

Mrs. Sherry has been at Holy Child for 24 years. She teaches design programming and robotics in the Middle School, which allows students to build and program 3D models as well as develop their own computer games. Mrs. Sherry loves her technology classes, because they are designed to engage and challenge students by stimulating both sides of the brain.

The willingness and commitment of the School to encourage everyone to be creative thought leaders is something that Mrs. Sherry feels sets Holy Child apart. She is encouraged to brainstorm new ideas and work with faculty and students to see them through to the finish.

Lauren Poccia '07, English and Religious Studies Faculty 

When Ms. Poccia was a student in our Upper School, she was inspired to be a teacher during an English class with Mrs. Gazso. Twelve years later, Ms. Poccia is a teacher in our Middle School with Mrs. Gazso's daughter as a student!

Before her time in the classroom, Ms. Poccia worked in the Admission Office and College Office. During that time she learned the importance of building relationships with students and parents. Each September, she sets a goal for herself to focus on building trust with her students. She loves watching their confidence grow each day because she knows each student feels valued and known.

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