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9029 Bradley Blvd.
Potomac, Maryland 20854

Website: http://www.holychild.org
Phone: 301-365-0955

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At Holy Child we believe an individualized, challenging, and joyful approach to education creates the next generation of female leaders. Connelly School of the Holy Child is a Catholic, college preparatory school committed to the intellectual, spiritual, artistic, physical, and social development of young women in grades 6-12. We welcome students and families of different faiths and diverse backgrounds. 

Holy Child offers a rigorous, innovative, and engaging academic program of studies. 

The 6:1 student/teacher ratio fosters an enhanced, supportive environment built for optimal learning allowing students to develop as leaders and global citizens. 

In addition to dynamic classroom learning, students are encouraged to explore interests like athletics, arts, clubs, theater, service, and travel. We believe in providing our students with opportunities to try new things, develop their strengths, and reach their fullest potential. 


In keeping with the philosophy of our founder, Cornelia Connelly, Holy Child values the uniqueness of each individual and fosters a life of service to others by following our motto of “actions not words.” 

For more information about Holy Child please call 301-365-0955, email us at admissions@holychild.org or visit our website holychild.org

Grades: 6-12 


Gender: Girls 

Total number of students: 355 

Average class size: 15 


Student/teacher ratio: 6:1 

Religious affiliation: Catholic 

Grade foreign language first offered: 6 


Languages offered: Spanish, French 

Lowest tuition for 5-day students:  

     Upper School $36,690 


     Middle School $32,960 

Annual tuition for grade 12: $36,690 

Students receiving financial aid: 30% 


Annual applications per opening: 3 

Uniform: Yes 

Bus transportation: Yes 


Number of AP courses offered: 17, plus 23 Honors courses 
Varsity sports: Soccer, Field Hockey, Volleyball, Cross Country, Tennis, Basketball, Swim & Dive, Lacrosse, Softball, Track & Field, Equestrian, Golf, Ice Hockey 

Interscholastic sports (middle): Soccer, Field Hockey, Basketball, Swim & Dive, Lacrosse, Softball, Equestrian 

Number of art studios: 2 


Theater productions per year: 3 (with additional performing opportunities like Evening of the Arts) 

Music ensembles: 4-6 

Accreditations/Affiliations: Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, The Maryland Department of Education, National Association for College Admission Counseling, the Potomac and Chesapeake Association for College Admission Counseling, the College Board, AIMS, Independent Education, Archdiocese of Washington, Black Student Fund, Latino Student Fund, Holy Child Network of Schools, National Coalition of Girls’ Schools, One Schoolhouse  


Founded: 1961