School of the Holy Child

2225 Westchester Avenue,
Rye, NY, 10580-0105
Tel: (914)967-5622
Grades: 5 - 12 | 310 students
School of the Holy Child in Rye, NY, established in 1904, is an all-girls, Catholic, independent, college-preparatory school for grades 5-12.
The School is guided by the educational philosophy of Cornelia Connelly, the founder of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, and her dedication to developing “young women of conscience and action.” At Holy Child, accomplished and dedicated faculty members foster the spiritual development, individual talents and interests of each student.
This is realized through rigorous and comprehensive academic, arts, athletics, service and global programs.
The school currently enrolls students from communities in Westchester, Fairfield, Putnam, New York and Bronx Counties.
For more information, please call or email the Admission Office at 914-967-5622 x227 or admission@holychildrye.org.
www.holychildrye.org.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 5 - 12
Year Founded 1904

Student Body

Total Students 310 students
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color 25%
State avg.: 27%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 45 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 86%
Average Class Size 14 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Students are required to wear a uniform )

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 12 / Jan. 16 / rolling
Tuition Notes Upper School (grade 12): $31,600 Upper School (grades 9-11): 30,600 Middle School (grades 5-8): $28,300
% on Financial Aid 24%
Admissions Director Jacqueline Ciaccia
Admissions Associate Nina Newman

Sports

Total Sports Offered 14 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBasketballCross Country,
DanceField Hockey,
GolfLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
SquashSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWinter Track,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. 2D Design, Advanced Art, Advanced Theatre / Stagecraft, Art History, Cappella Nova - Choir, Dance Ensemble and Advanced Dance Ensemble, Film, Foundations of Drawing and Painting, Introduction to Theatre, Madrigals - Selected Choir, Music Theory, Sculpture / 3D Design, Senior Portfolio, String Ensemble, Wind Ensemble 2D Design, Advanced Art, Art History, Film, Music Theory, Wind Ensemble, Advanced Theatre / Stagecraft,
Cappella Nova - Choir,
Dance Ensemble and Advanced Dance Ensemble,
Foundations of Drawing and Painting,
Introduction to Theatre,
Madrigals - Selected Choir,
Sculpture / 3D Design,
Senior Portfolio,
String Ensemble,

School Notes:

  • The mission of School of the Holy Child is to develop “women of conscience and action.” An all-girls, Catholic, independent, college-preparatory school for grades 5-12, the School is guided by the educational philosophy of Cornelia Connelly, the founder of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, and her dedication to “joy in teaching and joy in learning.” Accomplished and dedicated faculty members foster the spiritual development, individual talents and interests of each student.This is realized through rigorous and comprehensive academic, arts, athletics, service and global programs. Holy Child graduates are prepared for the innovative and critical thought necessary in a diverse, interconnected society.

    Holy Child’s 18-acre campus in Rye, New York, blends old and new—it features a striking Tudor mansion dating to 1930, as well as recently constructed academic facilities. Over the past several years, the School has completed several important facilities enhancements identified in the Campus Master Plan, including the completion of a new academic building; renovations to the art room, dining hall and St. Walburga's Chapel; and installation of a turf field. In 2013, the School announced a $6 million capital campaign to fund the construction of a new field house for athletics and the renovation of the School’s gymnasium into a theatre.

    A commitment to “joy in teaching, joy in learning” lies at the heart of the Holy Child experience. School of the Holy Child offers a challenging, college-preparatory curriculum in the humanities, sciences and arts complemented by strong athletics, service and global programs. Challenged and engaged within the all-girls environment, students feel supported and empowered as they work collaboratively with both teachers and peers. The rigorous and comprehensive curriculum is designed to develop women of “conscience and action,” while leading each student to discover her individual talents and interests. Service learning plays a prominent part in the curriculum and in extracurricular offerings. As a 1:1 laptop school, technology and computing skills are integral to the Holy Child educational program. With a 100% college acceptance rate, Holy Child graduates are well prepared for the innovative and critical work of American universities and society. Graduates matriculate at a broad range of colleges and universities, including the nation’s most selective institutions.
  • Profile last updated: 08/19/2014

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The nearest elementary school is German School New York (1.6 miles away)
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School Reviews

  • Recommended October 10, 2014 - Small school was able to modify my academic program to accomodate my learning style. - Posted by Student/Alumni
  • Recommended August 21, 2014 - The strong relationships formed with teachers, supportive and challenging academics and warm community were important elements for me as a student. They still continue to be highlights of a Holy Child education. - Posted by Student/Alumni
  • Recommended February 27, 2013 - Holy Child is a terrific school for my two daughters. We were drawn to the school initially because of the small class size where typical class size ranges from 10-15 girls. The students are encouraged to meet with their teachers outside of the classroom which prepares the students well for college. There is also a commitment to community service that is felt throughout the school. We are very happy that we chose Holy Child. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended February 24, 2013 - My daughter attended Holy Child from 5th through 12th grade and enjoyed every moment. She had amazing teachers throughout her years at the school and has found herself to be amply prepared for the Ivy League university she currently attends. The all girls environment was invaluable in pushing her to participate in things outside her comfort zone. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended February 21, 2013 - My daughter attended SHC from 6th grade through High School. She was more than prepared for her college experience at an Ivy League school both as a student and an athlete. SHC afforded her a challenging, thoughtful, insightful education, as well as an opportunity to excel in her sport. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended February 14, 2013 - My daughter is currently a senior at Holy Child and she has had an amazing experience. The teachers are terrific - challenging, interesting, motivated. The global programs offered are unbelievable. She has competed on several athletic teams that have made it to the NYSAIS Finals. She is more than prepared for what lies ahead in college. The money we spent to send her here was more than worth it. - Posted by Parent

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