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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1927
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students181 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
8%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Holy Child Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size12 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$14,655
Tuition NotesDifferent 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 DirectorRebecca Kellich

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
SoccerTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Handbell Choir, Jazz Band, Jr. and Sr. Choir, Strings

Club or Organization:
Student ambassadors, Student Council, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, School Musical, Voice and Instrument Lessons

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Lunch Bunch Ballet for 3-5 years of age

School Notes

  • All faiths are welcome!
  • A diverse student body.
  • One class per grade.
  • Busing available from 20 different school districts.
  • Graduates attend the most competitive high schools in the area.

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Lansdowne
    Grades: PK-8 | 266 students
    1.8 miles
    716 Emerson Ave
    Lansdowne, PA 19050
    (610) 623-1113
    1.8 PK-8
    266
  • Lansdowne
    Grades: PK-6 | 104 students
    1.1 miles
    110 N Lansdowne Ave
    Lansdowne, PA 19050
    (610) 623-2548
    1.1 PK-6
    104
  • Drexel Hill
    St Andrew School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 469 students
    0.2 miles
    535 Mason Ave
    Drexel Hill, PA 19026
    (610) 449-8096
    0.2 PK-8
    469
  • Drexel Hill
    St Bernadette School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 301 students
    0.8 miles
    Bond And Turner Aves
    Drexel Hill, PA 19026
    (610) 789-7676
    0.8 PK-8
    301
  • Bryn Mawr
    Grades: NS-8
    6.1 miles
    1344 Montgomery Avenue
    Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
    (610) 922-1000
    6.1 NS-8
    n/a

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
5  
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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The average private school tuition in Pennsylvania is $8,004 for elementary schools and $16,439 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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