"Sustain a bright and joyful spirit."

- Founder, Cornelia Connelly

If you have had a chance to visit campus, I'm sure you probably recognize a few faces from the above video! Throughout the admission process, you will have the opportunity to meet many of our students and faculty.

As a graduate of Holy Child, I am proud and excited to introduce you to our school community. Because of our longstanding history of challenging students to pursue academic excellence and find joy in learning, Holy Child is widely recognized as being the best at educating and mentoring students to become women of conscience and action.

Holy Child students are spirited, confident, smart and kind. They are not afraid to take risks. They are investigating chemical reactions in science courses and interpreting complex texts in English classes. They are constructing logical arguments and identifying sound reasoning in rhetoric and religious studies. They are taking technology courses that are unparalleled with offerings that begin as early as fifth grade including robotics, engineering, and computer programming. Since 2012, five Holy Child students have been recognized as National Merit Scholarship Winners and 14 have been named Commended Students in the National Merit Scholarship Program.

As you consider your options, I know that Holy Child will stand out. There is a special energy on campus that embodies our mission of "joy in teaching, joy in learning." I invite you to visit campus, join us at an event or come for a tour to see for yourself what makes our school so remarkable.

Jackie Ciaccia '06
Director of Admission & Financial Aid

Jackie Ciaccia '06

Director of Admission & Financial Aid

Extension 213


Kristen Mulvoy '91

Admission Associate

Extension 227


Lauren Poccia '07

Admission Associate


Frequently Asked Questions

When was Holy Child founded?

Holy Child was originally founded in New York City in 1904 and relocated to Rye in 1957.

How many students attend Holy Child?

There are 315 students in grades 5 through 12 at the school.

Where do Holy Child students come from?

Holy Child families live in 68 different zip codes in Westchester, Fairfield, and Putnam counties as well as New York City and the Bronx.

Are all students Catholic?

No. Although many students at Holy Child are Roman Catholic, we welcome and encourage students of all faiths.

When does school begin and end?

Students must arrive at 8:00 a.m. to report to their advisor groups or to morning meeting for attendance and announcements. The first class starts at 8:15 a.m. and the school day ends at 3:00 p.m.

Does Holy Child offer financial aid? What about scholarships?

A Holy Child education is an investment in your daughter’s intellectual, spiritual, and emotional growth. Our goal is to make that possible for families through need-based financial aid as well as merit scholarships.

What sort of transportation is available to families?

Many towns and villages in New York provide transportation through their school districts. The Gryphon Shuttle transports students and faculty to and from the Rye and White Plains Metro North Train stations.

When should I schedule my daughter's shadow visit day?

Student's shadow visit days are scheduled after the admission office receives a completed application. All applications should be submitted online.

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