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Cornelia Connelly School inspires young women to achieve academic excellence and develop into confident, articulate leaders who are guided by Catholic principles to serve our global society.

A Roman Catholic, independent, college-preparatory high school for girls, Cornelia Connelly School promotes academic excellence, faith development, moral and ethical behavior, and global consciousness. As a member of the Holy Child Network of Schools, we are true to our core principles of trust, reverence and respect espoused by our foundress Cornelia Connelly. We promote the full development of each young woman and challenge her to appreciate and embody the program goals.

A woman of academic excellence, who is an independent thinker, demonstrates intellectual curiosity and pursues a lifelong love of learning.

A woman enriched through a variety of traditional, innovative and creative learning methods, in the spirit of our foundress Cornelia Connelly.

A woman of faith, joy, and action, grounded in the tradition of Roman Catholicism with an understanding and respect for the faith traditions of others.

A woman of compassion who values the dignity of every individual and embraces cultural diversity.

A woman who values her own physical and spiritual worth and the worth of every human being.

A woman who exhibits an appreciation for the visual and performing arts.

A woman of integrity, dedicated to using her leadership skills to inspire and serve the local, national and global communities.

Goals For Schools of the Holy Child Jesus
Goal 1: Holy Child Schools foster a faith commitment that engenders a joyous personal relationship with God in addressing the challenges of the world. 

Goal 2: Holy Child Schools live, learn, and worship as a dynamic Christian community. 

Goal 3: Holy Child Schools offer an intellectually challenging and creative program of study that develops a love of learning and academic excellence.

Goal 4: Holy Child Schools work for Christian principles of justice, peace, and compassion in every facet of life.

Goal 5: Holy Child Schools create a learning climate based on trust and reverence for the dignity and uniqueness of each person.

Goal 6: Holy Child Schools promote the personal growth and development of all who participate in the life of the school.

Goal 7: Holy Child Schools ensure the continuation and growth of Holy Child mission and philosophy in the school. 

Connelly School Policy Statement
Cornelia Connelly School admits students of any race, color, or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, disability, or racial or ethnic origin, in administration of its education policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and athletic and other school administrative programs.

"I teach at Connelly because this school empowers its students to become strong, confident thinkers in a joyous and happy learning environment. I have a special privilege to see God every day in the faces and actions of my students."
Michael Ambrose,
Math teacher

"I feel privileged to go to a school where I know everyone there cares about me and supports me. Connelly has helped me grow in my faith and build my confidence. I could not have picked a better school for high school."
Raynee, Class of 2013

"I had a pretty remarkable experience at Connelly. I think it was the catalyst for my university acceptance. I owe the rest of my life decisions and career choice to that experience at Connelly." 
Sally Polk-Garcia '73

School office hours are
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday through Friday

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