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.
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.
Architecture, Engineering, 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.
*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.
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.