Cornelia Connelly School

  • 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

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other school association(s)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia, ADD, ADHD, Anxiety
Year Founded1961

Student Body

Total Students130 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
73%
State avg.: 44%
Students by GradeCornelia Connelly School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses13 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesBiology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Chinese, English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, Government, Latin, Spanish Language, Studio Art, US History
Average SAT score1180
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Relaxed Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 24 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$15,900
Tuition NotesTuition Assistance, Work Study Program and Merit Scholarships Available
% on Financial Aid
60%
Acceptance Rate
89%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorAli Aceituno '04

Sports

Total Sports Offered9 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryGolf,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.1 extracurriculars
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. 

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