Holy Child Network of Schools

Mayfield Junior School is a member of the Holy Child Network of Schools. These schools are Catholic independent schools sponsored by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus. Holy Child schools are committed to the educational mission of the Catholic Church through the philosophy and spirituality of Cornelia Connelly, foundress of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus. As part of the Holy Child Network of Schools, Mayfield Junior School shares in the mission of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus which is "to help others to believe that God lives and acts in them and in our world, and to rejoice in the divine presence."*

For more information and a list of Holy Child Schools, please visit www.holychildschools.org. For more on the life of Cornelia Connelly visit corneliaconnellylibrary.org.

*Constitutions of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus

Goals for Schools of the Holy Child

The ten schools within the Holy Child Network of Schools share an educational tradition routed in the ideals of Cornelia Connelly and a commitment to encouraging young people to pursue their dreams and make a difference in the world. Each school also shares a commitment to the Goals for the Schools of the Holy Child; seven principles that celebrate our faith and sense of community, inspire teaching and learning, promote awareness and compassion, encourage the individual, foster well being and growth, and keep an eye to the future. This affinity connects us and provides the distinctive Holy Child spirit each school applies to its community

The following Goals have been developed collaboratively by Holy Child educators. They are principles by which we teach children and, in doing so, perpetuate our tradition.

Goal 1:
Holy Child Schools foster a faith commitment that leads to a joyous personal relationship with God in addressing the realities of the world.
Goal 2: Holy Child Schools live, learn, and worship as a dynamic Catholic community.
Goal 3: Holy Child Schools offer an intellectually challenging, innovative, and creative program of study that develops academic excellence, encourages curiosity, and instills the joy of learning.
Goal 4: Holy Child Schools promote Catholic social teaching in every facet of life as we carry out our motto, "Actions not Words."
Goal 5: Holy Child Schools create a learning climate based on trust and reverence for the dignity and uniqueness of each person.
Goal 6: Holy Child Schools promote the personal growth and development of all who participate in the life of the school.
Goal 7: Holy Child Schools ensure the continuation and growth of Holy Child mission and philosophy in the school.

The trustees, administrators, faculty and staff commit themselves to educate by these principles and to lead our students to embrace these values for themselves.