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School of the Holy Child
2225 Westchester Ave.    
Rye, New York  10580  
Private/Independent School
Coed Day 5 12 360 students


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History and Campus: Founded in 1904 by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, School of the Holy Child is a Catholic, independent, college-preparatory day school serving girls in grades 5 through 12. The campus, located in Rye, New York, includes over 20 acres of bucolic land, as well as world-class facilities that include an athletic field house, dance studio, fitness center, athletic training room, student commons, two art studios, 400+ seat theatre, design studio, library, and two athletic playing fields.


Mission: To develop “women of conscience and action.”


Philosophy and Overview:

Holy Child challenges students to shape their emerging interests into a course of study that encourages excellence and ignites life-long passions. We craft an environment that engenders “joy in teaching and joy in learning”, an approach to education important to our founder, Cornelia Connelly. We value a disciplined approach to scholarship that creates space for focus and meaningful collaboration. At Holy Child, every girl is known and valued and encouraged to be her best self within the classroom and beyond. We create a culture of achievement in which highly motivated girls are empowered to become courageous and compassionate leaders. A fundamental part of Holy Child’s mission is the expectation that each student takes an active role in serving the community outside of campus.


The desire to explore, collaborate, research, present, and reflect is what defines a Holy Child student. As girls gain a broad base of knowledge through their core courses, a variety of electives and Signature Programs provide an in-depth study of key areas of interest. Our Signature Programs: Leadership Institute in Finance; Engineering, Architecture and Design; Advanced Humanities Institute


Enrollment: The School currently enrolls 360 young women, drawing some of the best and brightest students from across more than 70 communities in Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, New York, and Fairfield counties.


Financial Aid: Approximately 30% of Holy Child's student body, grades 5 through 12, receives financial assistance, which this year totaled over $1M. For 2019-2020, the average grant is $11,800, with individual grants ranging from 5% to 86% of tuition.

At Holy Child, we focus on the big IDEA: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy. Our IDEA Committee consists of faculty and students that meet bi-monthly to discuss those four tenants.

Fast Facts:

7:1 Student-Teacher Ratio 

14 Average Class Size

90% Faculty with advanced degrees

Diversity Mission Statement