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Holy Child Academy

Private | PK-8 | 185 students

A safe, family-like environment where every child is “known” and can shine.
 
 

 
 

Living in Drexel Hill

Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $159,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $960.

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5 stars


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Posted November 5, 2008

Holy Child Academy is an excellent school. The teachers are outstanding, the principal is always involved and the staff is warm and caring. It has a very strong and progressive academic program, supported by music, arts, sports, and afterschool care. Learning groups are small and the children get the attention they need. My daughter is very happy and enjoying the learning process. I strongly recommend Holy Child Academy in Drexel Hill.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2005

We recently transferred our children to Holy Child and we have been very pleased. Holy Child is a private school and offers a lot more then the parish schools. The tuition is a lot more, but you get what you pay for. We are truly happy and pleased with our decision.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 79% 71%
Black 14% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Hispanic 3% 9%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Music teacher(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:55 am
School end time
  • 3:10 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Ms Anita Coll
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 2 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman Catholic
Associations
  • ADVIS
  • NAIS
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (610) 259-1862

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Montessori
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Archdiocese of Philadelphia
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • flag football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • flag football

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Girl scouts
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$5000 - $13000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Tax credits
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475 Shadeland Avenue
Drexel Hill, PA 19026
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Phone: (610) 259-2712

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