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 10 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. The Holy Child Exchange Program offers Connelly’s students the opportunity to spend part of their school year studying at other Holy Child schools in New York, Maryland, Ireland and England.
We are proud of Connelly’s student body – a tapestry of socioeconomic and cultural diversity, reflecting the population of Southern California. Our 165 students represent a multitude of religious traditions from Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.