Holy Child Academy

Gender: Coed
475 Shadeland Ave.
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. Founded in 1927, HCA strives to educate students diverse in race, culture, and religious beliefs. The goal is for each child to develop his or her God-given talents and abilities for the betterment of society. HCA is located in Drexel Hill and is part of a global network of Holy Child schools founded by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus.

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 relationships established at the school extend well beyond graduation, as evidenced by HCA alumni maintaining strong connections with classmates, teachers, and staff.

Awards or Certifications:

The only fully equipped, state-of-the-art, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) lab of its kind for elementary school students in Delaware County known as the Innovation Lab.

Johns Hopkins Scholar Award recipients.

National Spanish Examination Award recipients.

Strong athletics program focused on skill development as early as first grade.

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?

Holy Child Academy (HCA) is an independent, Catholic school for boys and girls of all faiths. In an environment of trust and respect, HCA lays the foundation for a lifetime of excellence, achievement, and service.

Part of an international network of schools inspired by the vision and ideals of educator Cornelia Connelly, HCA is a joyful community that prepares students to thrive in an increasingly complex and interconnected world.




Quality private education Diversity in culture, ethnicity and religious beliefs Montessori - influenced early childhood education Small class sizes Individualized attention Rigorous academics Close-knit community Co-ed student population Global perspective as a member of the international Holy Child Network of Schools Nearly 100 years of excellence and experience Dedicated faculty and staff Innovation lab focused on STEAM education Use of technology Organic gardening Service to the community Development of the whole child Proximity to Philadelphia - just 20 mins or less from the city Inclusive and safe learning environment Rich in culture Accepting of all faiths and backgrounds CYO athletics Merit and need based financial aid