Rosemont School of the Holy Child
1344 Montgomery Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Rosemont School of the Holy Child opened on September 15, 1949. The first Rosemont scholars were very young, as the school began with pre-school, 1st, and 2nd grades. They learned and played in the Tudor mansion.The school grew as its students did until it encompassed kindergarten through 8th grade. By the 1960s more space was needed, so Rosemont School embarked on its first building campaign. In 1970 the school expanded into a new academic building and a gymnasium. Further expansion took place in the 1980s, and today Rosemont School is again growing. The school has built the 13,600-square-foot O'Neill Gymnasium, and an expanded academic building.
The goals for Rosemont School of the Holy Child are in accord with the philosophy and spirit of the Holy Child Network of Schools. Rosemont School has a distinctive spirit that encourages students to respond to life with joy, zeal and compassion. Cornelia Connelly, foundress of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, encouraged teachers to approach students with trust and reverence for the dignity of each child. She said "When you teach the children, love God with his little ones."
1: Holy Child Schools foster a faith commitment that engenders a joyous personal relationship with God in addressing the challenges of the world
2: Holy Child Schools live, learn, and worship as a dynamic Christian community.
3: Holy Child Schools offer an intellectually challenging and creative program of study that develops a love of learning and academic excellence.
4: Holy Child Schools work for Christian principles of justice, peace, and compassion in every facet of life.
5: Holy Child Schools create a learning climate based on trust and reverence for the dignity and uniqueness of each person.
6: Holy Child Schools promote the personal growth and development of all who participate in the life of the School.
7: Holy Child Schools ensure the continuation and growth of Holy Child mission and philosophy in the School.
At Rosemont School of the Holy Child education begins in Early Childhood and ends at the brink of high school. The program builds on children's natural energy and curiosity. In the differentiated classrooms children are taught with learning styles and individual needs taken into consideration. They work cooperatively as well as independently on various projects designed to build on interest areas and create excitement about learning. Critical thinking and problem solving are used extensively to challenge students and reinforce earlier knowledge. The curriculum becomes increasingly challenging as the child progresses, yet students welcome the challenge and are anxious to demonstrate they can succeed The feelings of caring and respect permeate the classrooms, gym, cafeteria and halls.