Founded by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus in

1904, School of the Holy Child is a Catholic, independent, college-preparatory school for young women in grades 5-12.

Holy Child has a longstanding history of academic excellence that encourages students to become young women of “conscience and action.” Accomplished and dedicated faculty members foster the spiritual development, individual talents, and interests of each student. This is realized through rigorous and comprehensive academic, arts, athletics, and service learning programs. The school also offers signature programs dedicated to global studies, Italian cultural studies, and engineering and design.

Graduates are prepared for the innovative and critical thought necessary in a diverse, interconnected society. Graduates include National Merit Scholarship winners and commended students who matriculate at a broad range of colleges and universities, including the nation’s most selective institutions.

Admission to Holy Child is selective and based on prior academic records, standardized test results, recommendations, a personal interview, and school visit.

School of the Holy Child

2225 Westchester Avenue, Rye


Year founded: 1904

Head of School: Melissa Dan, Ed.S.

Enrollment: 315

Diversity: 25% of students self-identified as people of color

Faculty: 82

Student/Teacher Ratio: 7:1

Average Class Size: 14

Open House: Saturday, October 14, 1-4

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