Religious and Spiritual Life
As a Catholic school, the Holy Child community strives to nurture each member's spiritual life, personal relationship with God, and creation. We grow our faith by coming together to worship God in our liturgies and prayer services, where all are welcome to participate and share their gifts, regardless of personal religious tradition. We also "pause" in the midst of our busy academic schedule to regroup and reconnect with God through retreats. Each member of the community has an opportunity to attend a retreat that offers prayer, relationship building, connection with nature, and reflection time. We recognize our faith as a gift that supports us in times of struggle and challenges us to work for justice on behalf of the vulnerable and voiceless in the world.
Our faith motivates us to move beyond ourselves to reach out to those in need within and outside our community. Beginning in Middle School, our girls learn how they can make a difference in the world. They learn about the needs of the community around us, research how to respond, and take action in service to others. In the Upper School, students are asked to give 25 hours of service each year to a local non-profit organization.
Across the curriculum, our faculty and students look for ways to integrate social justice and ethics into their studies. They see that true change comes from altering social policy, and they make their collective voices heard through social action. Service Learning is an integral part of the Global Studies Program, where our girls participate in cultural immersions that include a hands-on service experience.