Holy Childhood High is an all-girl Catholic school. It was named after the Child Jesus Whose Holy Childhood and guidance we seek in carrying out our philosophy during the academic year. As a Catholic school, Holy Childhood High strives to make the student aware that she is a child of God and to help her become more Christ-like. The school aims through a student-centered curriculum to give each student the opportunity to develop spiritually, intellectually, physically and emotionally - in short, to develop all talents to the fullest. Through extra-curricular activities, the Prefect Council and the Student Council, each student can develop leadership qualities, right attitudes, as well as her creative potential and other aptitudes. This preparation for life also includes opportunities for development of her interpersonal relationships and for her awareness of social responsibilities.
Founded and owned by the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of our Lady of Perpetual Help of Jamaica, Holy Childhood begun as a private school in 1937 with 5 pupils who were housed in a building near to where the Holy Cross Rectory is situated. Today, the school is located at 9 Skibo Avenue, Kingston 10, Jamaica, West Indies. It receives financial assistance from Government, which makes it a grant-in-aid school. The student population now stands at over 1,700. The School is accommodated on approximately 7 acres of land which provide space for a playing field, block of buildings containing classrooms, laboratories-science and language, a library, areas for Home Economics, Music and Art and Craft. There is also a Health Centre, a Canteen, Swimming Pool, two tennis Courts and a multiple-purpose Hall - Stephanie Hall, named for a past headmistress Sr. Mary Stephanie Grey, FMS, who served as headmistress from 1966 - 1996.
The school´s emblem is a shield, embedded on which is the motto, "AFTER THE BATTLE, THE REWARD". The colours of the emblem are blue and gold.
Holy Childhood High School is operated under the regulations of the Ministry of Education in Jamaica.