Quick Facts


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 through 12.  The School emphasizes academic challenge, joy of learning and education of well-rounded women of faith and action.  The Holy Child community welcomes students and families of different faiths and diverse backgrounds.  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.


We are part of a network of 10 schools in the U.S. and a community of more than 30 in the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, a congregation founded by Cornelia Connelly in 1846. You can find schools in England, France, Ghana, Ireland and Nigeria.


Holy Child is accredited by and/or members of the following associations: Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington, Association of Independent Maryland Schools, Black Student and Head National Catholic Educator Association, Council for the Advancement in Support of Education, National Association of Independent Schools, National Association for College Admission Counseling, Potomac and Chesapeake Association for College Admission Counseling, College Board.

6 music and choral groups and 2 theatrical performances

5000+ Community service hours completed by students last year

60% of the Class of 2016 received college merit scholarships

Study abroad opportunities include academic and service trips to France, Ireland, Italy and Jamaica.

56 Number of zip codes represented in the student body

1875 Number of our alumnae: doctors, lawyers, scientists, entrepreneurs, designers, physical therapists, teachers, artists…

15 Athletic teams: basketball, soccer, swimming, volleyball, softball, field hockey, tennis, cross country, track, lacrosse, golf and equestrian

1+1+1 Turf field stadium + an up-to-date gym + fitness center