9029 Bradley Blvd.
Potomac, Maryland 20854
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.”
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
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