Visiting SHC

On Campus

Take-A-Look Mornings

Join us during the school day for a special program and tour of the school, led by current students. Prospective students will have the opportunity to sit in on their choice of an academic class, while parents meet teachers, administrators, and current parents. Families who are unable to attend our Open House, or who would like to learn more about School of the Holy Child, are invited to attend.

Take-A-Look Mornings are held on select mornings throughout the year from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

  • Thursday, October 13, 2016
  • Tuesday, November 15, 2016
  • Wednesday, December 7, 2016
  • Monday, January 23, 2017
  • Wednesday, March 29, 2017
  • Tuesday, April 25, 2017

This does not replace the applicant's individual Shadow Visit Day, which is a required component of the application process.

The program begins at 9:00 a.m. and registration is encouraged, but not required. To register online, please click here.

Individual Tours

Individual tours can be scheduled for families who cannot make it to campus for Open House or a Take-A-Look Morning. Tours run approximately one hour. We schedule tours Monday through Friday throughout the school day. Please call or e-mail the Admission Office to schedule your tour.

Shadow Visit Day

A student's shadow visit day is the absolute best way to get a true sense of a Holy Child education. By spending time at Holy Child during a typical school day, visitors will get a glimpse of our academic and extracurricular offerings as well as an overall sense of our community. To schedule a shadow day, the admission application should be submitted first.

About the Shadow Visit Day

Each shadow visit day is a half-day visit. We offer an early drop-off at 7:50 a.m. or a later drop-off time at 9:00 a.m. Pick-up is always at 1:15 p.m. Visitors are paired with one of our Student Ambassadors, attend Morning Meeting, sit in on classes, enjoy a snack and have lunch in the Dining Hall. Applicants will also interview with one of the members of the Admission Office.

Parent interviews are usually held on the same day as the student shadow visit day; however, these parent interview slots book quickly! Please consider submitting an application early to secure your preferred parent interview time. Parent interviews are about half an hour and time slots are available at drop off, at 8:00 a.m. or 9:15 a.m., or before pick up at 12:45 p.m. on the applicant's shadow visit day. Alternate time slots are offered according to availability.

What to Wear

Students wear uniforms at Holy Child; we ask that our visitors wear whatever makes them feel most comfortable.

What to Bring

Students may bring a book in case one of their classes has a quiz. A snack and lunch are provided by the school during the day.

Where to Park

Admission Guest parking spots are located the upper parking lot on campus. When you arrive, please park in the upper parking lot and walk down the stairs to the Main Entrance. There will be a member from the Admission Office waiting to greet you and your family in the Hughes Family Lobby.

Seventh Grade Look Ahead

Monday, May 15, 2017 or Thursday, May 18, 2017

Current seventh graders are invited to get an early start on their search for high school! Join us to spend the morning in our Upper School, attend classes and have lunch with current students.

Parents are invited to return to campus at 12:30 p.m. for a reception and the opportunity to speak with teachers and administrators.

To register online, please click here.
Space for these events is limited. Please consider an early registration to secure your preferred date.

Off Campus

School Fairs

Holy Child visits schools throughout the year to share information about our programs, our admission process and to meet prospective families. We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming school fair!

  • New York Family Private School Fairs - September 17 2017 at St. Jean Baptiste High School (Upper East Side)
  • Greenwich Catholic School and Whitby School Fair - September 20, 2016 at Greenwich Catholic School (Greenwich)
  • Waterside Independent School Diversity Fair - September 25, 2016 at Waterside School (Stamford)
  • St. Gabriel School High School Information Night - October 6, 2016 at St. Gabriel School (Riverdale)
  • St. Ignatius Loyola School & St. Joseph's of Yorkville High School Fair - October 13, 2016 at St. Ignatius Loyola School (Upper East Side)
  • St. Aloysius School - October, 14 at St. Aloysius School (New Canaan)
  • Saints John & Paul Fair - October 24, 2016 at Saints John and Paul School
  • Annunciation School Fair - March 2017 at Annunciation School
  • Fairchester Association Admission Fair - April 2017

Home Receptions

Prospective families are invited to attend a reception held in the home of one of our current families. Guests will spend the evening learning more about School of the Holy Child while meeting current students, parents and administrators.

Fall dates will be announced after the fall Open House.