Holy Child Academy

475 Shadeland Ave,
Drexel Hill, PA, 19026-0190
Tel: (610)259-2712
Grades: NS - 8 | 181 students
Independent, Catholic, co-educational school for children ages 2 years through 8th Grade.
We believe that all children are unique individuals endowed by God with special talents and gifts.
Our atmosphere is based on trust and reverence for the dignity of each person.
We seek to develop the emotional, intellectual, spiritual, moral, social, and physical needs of the children at each stage of their development.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 8
Year Founded 1927

Student Body

Total Students 181 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 26%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade Holy Child Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 31 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 50%
Average Class Size 12 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $13,200
Tuition Notes Different tuition rates exist for early childhood, lower school, and middle school. Payment plans and financial aid are available.
% on Financial Aid 25%
Acceptance Rate 78%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Christine McLaughlin


Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 19 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Band, Classical Ballet, Dance Troupe, Dissection Club, Drama Class, Handbell Choir, Jazz Band, Jr. and Sr. Choir, Kenpo Karate, Kids\' Hip-Hop, Lunch Bunch Ballet for 3-5 years of age, Mandarin Chinese, School Musical, Science Explorers, Strings, Student Council, Student ambassadors, Voice and Instrument Lessons, Yearbook Band, Dance Troupe, Drama Class, Handbell Choir, Jazz Band, Kenpo Karate, Kids\' Hip-Hop, School Musical, Strings, Yearbook, Classical Ballet,
Dissection Club,
Jr. and Sr. Choir,
Lunch Bunch Ballet for 3-5 years of age,
Mandarin Chinese,
Science Explorers,
Student Council,
Student ambassadors,
Voice and Instrument Lessons,

School Notes:

    • All faiths are welcome!
    • A diverse student body.
    • One class per grade.
    • Busing available from 20 different school districts.
    • We have families from Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties.
    • Graduates attend the most competitive high schools in the area.

    Profile last updated: 09/05/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Archbishop Prendergast High School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St Andrew School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St Andrew School (0.2 miles away)
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