Actions Not Words.

Historical Highlights

2014

Dr. Shannon Gomez (above) becomes head of school when Maureen Appel retires after 20 years of service. Newly renovated sports and performing arts center is dedicated.

2010

New Neil T. Coakley sports stadium, with state-of-the-art digital scoreboard and artificial turf field, is dedicated.

2005

Mrs. Mary Hopkins, longtime teacher and daughter of former admissions director, principal, and teacher Mary Kosch, is appointed head of Middle School. New Chapel is dedicated, in the main building.

2004

A fitness center was added to Connelly Hall. In the main building, the service (food) kitchen was moved and upgraded. The senior locker room was expanded.

2003

Connelly Hall opens! Besides being home to the Middle School, includes music room, computer room and computer classroom, dance studio, and new spacious library. Dr. Christine Churchill steps in as head of Middle School

2001

“White House” (home to nuns and administrative offices) and “chapel” classrooms are demolished; Construction on Connelly Hall begins.

1998

Visits from Cardinal McCarrick and Congresswoman Connie Morella. Mrs. Rosemary Waugh takes over as head of Middle School.

1994

Mrs. Maureen Appel is appointed as headmistress, the first lay person to head the school. She resigned Holy Child in 2014, the head with the most tenure in the Archdiocese of Washington.

1991

Sixth grade added to the Middle School: population–16 eighth graders, 9 seventh graders, and 6 sixth graders. Colors change to Blue and Gold.

1990

The Middle School opens (with seventh and eighth grades) in the Ranch House. Sister Margaret Doyle is headmistress; Mrs. Kathleen Prebble is head of the Middle School (also Dean of the Upper School).

1967

Robert F. Kennedy speaks at graduation.

1964

Rings designed, with Latin inscription that translates to “Learn from me for I am gentle and humble at heart”; yearbook named Onyx for stone in class rings. The first Holy Child graduation was held in the faculty parking lot.

BELIEVE.

The Society of the Holy Child Jesus was founded in 1846.

Today, we are part of 10 network schools in the USA and more than 30 in England, France, Ghana, Ireland and Nigeria.