Eight eighth graders from Holy Child Academy in Drexel Hill earned 12 academic scholarships from several private independent and archdiocesan high schools. In addition, two students received scholarships from local organizations.

Mia Anthony of Newtown Square and Norah Sanoury of Lansdowne received scholarships from Country Day School of the Sacred Heart. Both will be attending Country Day School.

James Brenner of Drexel Hill received a scholarship from St. Joseph’s Preparatory High School and will be attending the school. He also received a scholarship from Devon Preparatory School.

Maggie Browne of Springfield received academic and music scholarships from Merion Mercy Academy, where she will be attending high school. Browne also earned an academic scholarship from Country Day School of the Sacred Heart.

Chick Hallinan of Lansdowne and Nicolas Romo of Drexel Hill received scholarships to Devon Preparatory School and will be attending Devon. Hallinan also received scholarships to St. Joseph’s Preparatory School, Malvern Preparatory School, and Cardinal O’Hara High School.

In addition, Gianna Faia of Havertown was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the St. Thomas More Educational Fund, and James Bell of Philadelphia received a $500 scholarship from the Dante Commission on Education/Culture (funded through the Charitable and Education Trust of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, Sons and Daughters of Italy).


Holy Child Academy, a co-educational, independent, Catholic school located in Drexel Hill, offers an Early Childhood Montessori Program (nursery 2+) in addition to education for kindergarten through eighth grade students.