Established in 1961 by the Sisters of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, Connelly is Orange County's only independent, college preparatory Catholic High School for girls. As one of ten Holy Child Schools in the United States, Connelly is part of the Holy Child Network of Schools, a national network of schools that offer an education with a distinctive spirit.
We are proud of Connelly's student body that consists of approximately 320 students who represent a multitude of religious and cultural traditions from Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernadino Counties.
Connelly High School strives to create, through its small school environment and Christian tradition, an atmosphere conducive to the full development of young women capable of contributing to a changing world. The goal of the administration and faculty is to maintain an atmosphere that promotes academic excellence, educates to social responsibility, and helps students grow strong in faith and self-esteem. Connelly is a celebration of over 45 years of excellence in education!