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.
Cornelia Connelly 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. Our attentive administration and faculty promote academic excellence, educate to social responsibility, and help students grow strong in faith and self-esteem. Connelly is a celebration of nearly 50 years of excellence in education.