Holy Child Academy

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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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 170 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $16,000
  • Acceptance rate: 78%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Holy Child Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for:

School History

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
170 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
Holy Child Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
12 students
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Different tuition rates exist for early childhood, lower school, and middle school. Payment plans and financial aid are available.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Cecilia Ulmer


Total Sports Offered
5 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
11 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Flames of Service, Student ambassadors, Student Ambassadors, Student Council, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Handbell Choir, Jr. and Sr. Choir, School Musical, String Ensemble, Voice and Instrument Lessons

School Notes

  • A diverse student body.
  • Busing available from 20 different school districts.
  • Graduates attend the most competitive high schools in the area.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Holy Child Academy cost?
Holy Child Academy's tuition is approximately $16,000 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Holy Child Academy?
The acceptance rate of Holy Child Academy is 78%, which is lower than the national average of 86%.
Does Holy Child Academy offer a summer program?
Yes, Holy Child Academy offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Holy Child Academy offer?
Holy Child Academy offers 5 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is Holy Child Academy's ranking?
Holy Child Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for: Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Holy Child Academy?
The application deadline for Holy Child Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (6 reviews)
Holy Child Academy (HCA) was the BEST decision we made for our children's education. The curriculum is challenging, teachers are caring and dedicated, and families are warm and welcoming. Our children actively participate in sports, the performing arts, after school clubs, and student government. HCA celebrates the diversity of our community and promotes inclusivity. Our kids can be themselves and thrive. They feel supported and love going to school. Both of our children started in Nursery 2 and will continue until 8th grade. It's really a special place.
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When I toured HCA about 6 years ago, my plan was to stay for kindergarten and head out for first grade. However, the sense of community, caring, and commitment here are what keep me coming back. I have never really seen in any other school the way the children respond to each other, teacher/student relationships might be good, but the student/student relationship can be isolating by grade or other demographic. The students genuinely seem to like each other and are all about inclusion. The school teaches compassion and empathy alongside academics, which cannot be undervalued. There are so many wonderful things to say about HCA, the community outreach and the family events; the special programs for holidays and extended family members; the sports program, music and arts programs. It's an amazing place that I am very happy to be a part of.
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I feel so lucky to have found HCA for my two boys. Since starting there this year, they are enthusiastic about going to school each day. My sons are so stimulated by all the activities provided each day, including STEAM education in the innovation lab, Spanish, multiple phys ed classes each week, piano instruction, chess club, music class, and art class. My kindergartner loves to bring home his clay creations from the kiln, and my two-year-old especially loves the new Music Together program that is integrated into the nursery and PreK program. The Montessori methods used in the early childhood program have allowed both boys to achieve so much at their own pace. The teachers celebrate their individual achievements, and the children learn to be proud of their classmates and themselves. I couldn't feel better about sending them to school. Holy Child is a place where each child is loved and is encouraged to grow in love for others.
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We are so lucky to have found HCA! Lucas is in the Nursery 2 class currently. He has always been an extremely curious and active child. HCA has given him the opportunity to flourish and grow so much in such a short amount of time. His language skills have improved immensely, and he is learning so much from his ABC's to manners and numbers. Not only is he getting an amazing education, but he is forming lasting friendships. Lucas is so excited to go to school every day to see his teachers and friends. HCA truly offers a family feel. Everyone already knows Lucas. When we attend events, even the older kids say hi to him and address him by name. We have such peace of mind knowing that Lucas will learn and grow at HCA through the 8th grade. We couldn't ask for a better partner in raising our child.
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As a parent, I can't encourage other parents enough to come and visit HCA. We've have had (and continue to have) an incredibly positive experience there. Watching our child thrive academically in a welcoming, loving, and caring environment is priceless. We love our school and the wonderful community that comes with it!
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Holy Child Academy is a wonderful school. After researching and visiting a number of private schools in our area, we chose HCA. The challenging curriculum, small class size, and amazing faculty and staff have confirmed that Holy Child Academy was the right choice for our son. He is extremely happy and has grown both socially and academically.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 170 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $16,000
  • Acceptance rate: 78%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Delaware County, PA is $26,971 for elementary schools and $32,388 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Delaware County, PA is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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