At A Glance

83%

of the Class of 2017 was accepted in early decision, early action, priority or rolling admissions.

63%

of graduates received merit aid scholarships this past year.

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100%

10 seniors were accepted to 100% of the schools they applied to.

5,000+

community service hours completed by students last year.

46%

of students take Honors classes in the Upper School.

83%

of students take art classes.

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We are part of a network of 10 Holy Child schools in the U.S. and more than 30 in the Society of the Holy Child Jesus worldwide. We have a study abroad exchange program.

67%

of students are involved in student life programs including student government, yearbook, and our student newspaper.

58%

of Holy Child students take AP classes (AP classes are available to juniors and seniors).

Quick Facts

  • Founded in 1961 by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus as a college preparatory school for girls

  • The Middle School opened in 1989

  • The school is part of a network of 33 Holy Child schools in the United States, Europe and Africa, which is guided by the educational philosophy of Cornelia Connelly

  • School Motto: Actions Not Words

  • Holy Child enrolls approximately 300 students every year from the Washington, DC metropolitan area as well as across the globe

  • Holy Child creates a personal learning experience with an 8 to 1 student to faculty ratio

  • More than 60% of our students participate in athletics with teams in volleyball, soccer, field hockey, basketball, cross country, lacrosse, and more

  • Holy Child offers fine arts programs in visual arts, instrumental, music, theater, and dance

  • Service is part of the Holy Child curriculum and students last year completed 5,000 hours of community service