On Sunday, June 4, 2017 Connelly held its 53rd commencement ceremony. In Connelly tradition, the graduates wore white dresses and carried red roses during a ceremony on Connelly’s Sullivan-Henry Field. This year, Connelly graduated 44 young women who will continue their quest to lead with integrity, serve with joy, and inspire with faith and action.
Connelly’s Class of 2017 studied in Ireland and England. Top colleges and universities recognized Connelly’s stellar students, awarding over one half of the graduating class with merit-based and talent-based scholarships totaling $5,302,402. Connelly’s seniors were accepted at dozens of colleges and universities throughout the United States.
Cornelia Connelly School in Anaheim celebrated its 55th anniversary in October 2016. Founded and sponsored by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus in 1961, Connelly is a Catholic, independent, college-preparatory high school for young women. The school is a member of the Holy Child Network of Schools and is sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus. The Society of the Holy Child Jesus operates schools – preschool through college level – in the United States, Europe and Africa. Exchange programs offer Connelly’s students unique opportunities to study at Holy Child Schools in the United States and Europe. Connelly’s exceptional curriculum and programs prepare young women to be leaders based on an underlying philosophy of trust, reverence and respect. Connelly’s student body is a tapestry of socioeconomic and cultural diversity, reflecting the population of Southern California.