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Holy Child Academy, Drexel Hill

Holy Child Academy, Drexel Hill

Type: Day
Gender: Coed
475 Shadeland Avenue
Drexel Hill, PA

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Holy Child Academy (HCA) is an independent, Catholic school for boys and girls of all faiths in Nursery through Grade 8. HCA's 8:1 student-to-faculty ratio is the right-size classroom for students to receive the individual attention that leads to personal growth, self-assurance, and achievement. Holy Child Academy fosters a strong sense of community within the school. With faculty and staff who are committed to creating a safe and stimulating environment, parents who believe in the mission of the school, and students who respect one another and offer friendship and support, HCA is known for its family-like atmosphere. The school’s location in Drexel Hill, PA, a diverse, near-the-city suburban neighborhood, creates an accessible geographic convergence of people and cultures. Gratitude is a hallmark of the Holy Child way. Students embody humility and sincerity in how they carry themselves and express their accomplishments. It is through this sense of gratitude that students are empowered to shape the future.

What is your teaching or educational philosophy?

Holy Child Academy (HCA) recognizes the individual gifts and talents of each child. It is committed to a program that engages students at every stage of their emotional, intellectual, moral, physical, social, and spiritual development.

HCA promotes personal responsibility, community service, and an appreciation of diversity while inspiring students to shape the future with a joyful spirit and creative optimism.

What is your mission statement?

At Holy Child Academy, each student's unique talents are celebrated and contribute to a thriving scholastic community. Inspired by the educational ideals of Cornelia Connelly, founder of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus (SHCJ), we approach all children as individuals and meet each student’s needs. Our faculty and staff stimulate eager minds with challenging academic and extra-curricular programs designed to enrich and fascinate. We emphasize respect for the individual, and we are dedicated to the spiritual, social, intellectual, emotional, and physical development of each child.




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