Cornelia Connelly High School, founded in 1961, is a Catholic, independent, fully accredited college-preparatory school for girls. Through small class size, attention to each individual, and a comprehensive educational program, Connelly creates a values-based learning culture that empowers young women to become articulate and self-confident leaders and to use their gifts to transform our global society.
Honors and Advanced Placement courses are available, as well as many co-curricular activities including theatre, athletics and a variety of clubs.

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, Anxiety
Year Founded
1961

Student Body

Total Students
130 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
55%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Cornelia Connelly School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
13 courses
Advanced Courses
Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Chinese, English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, Government, Latin, Spanish Language, Studio Art, US History
Average SAT score
1180
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Relaxed Uniform)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 24 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition Assistance, Work Study Program and Merit Scholarships Available
% on Financial Aid
60%
Acceptance Rate
89%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Ali Aceituno '04

Sports

Total Sports Offered
9 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
1 extracurricular
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Arts and Music Programs:
Tri-School Theatre

School Notes

  • Cornelia Connelly School of the Holy Child is a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for young women, grades 9 - 12. Established in 1961, the School takes its name from Cornelia Connelly, who founded the Society of the Holy Child Jesus in 1846. The School is sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Child. The Society operates schools preschool through college level - in the United States, Europe and Africa. Ethnically diverse, Connelly draws students from a wide geographic area, including Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. 
  • Cornelia Connelly School inspires young women to achieve academic excellence and PHILOSOPHY develop into confident, articulate young leaders who are guided by Catholic principles to serve our global society. A Roman Catholic, independent, college-preparatory high school for girls, Cornelia Connelly School promotes academic excellence, faith development, global consciousness, and moral and ethical behavior. 
Source: Verified school update

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