"come, Come, My dear, act like a woman with a head and a heart."

- Founder, Cornelia Connelly

As a graduate of School of the 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, four 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

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j.ciaccia@holychildrye.org

Kristen Mulvoy '91

Admission Associate

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k.mulvoy@holychildrye.org

Lauren Poccia '07

Admission Associate

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l.poccia@holychildrye.org

Frequently Asked Questions

When is it most beneficial to enter Holy Child?

Our students enter in many grades and transition smoothly; however, most students begin in middle school grades five or six or upper school grade nine.

How many students attend Holy Child?

There are 300 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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