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CHECKLIST

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Application deadline for 9th grade applicants - December 11

Complete online strength assessment in admissions portal (please note this is in lieu of the standardized test score)

Supporting documents and test scores due for 9th grade applicants - December 11

Application/supporting document deadline for middle school applicants - February 1

Application/supporting document deadline for transfer applicants - June 1

Set up your applicant/parent interview (middle school and upper school applicants). Interviews take place via Microsoft Teams at 9am, 11am, 1pm, and 2pm - October 1 - February 1

Call the Admissions Office to set up these interviews: 301-365-0955

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

Recommendation Forms

  • For applicants applying to middle school, please use this form
  • For applicants applying to upper school who are currently enrolled in an Archdiocese of Washington school, please use this form
  • For applicants applying to upper school who are not currently enrolled in an Archdiocese of Washington school, please use this form

Strength Assessment

A key part of our mission at Holy Child is getting to know every individual applicant and student; and through Holy Child’s new Strength Assessment we do just that. Our 80-question assessment inventories career aspirations, extracurricular interests, passions, and learning style then creates a student profile. This information, in combination with the application and other supporting documents, will give us a better understanding of the applicant's strengths, future goals, and interests that she may want to pursue at our school or in the future. The assessment will also help the applicant learn more about herself.

 

We pride ourselves on getting to know each applicant well through our admissions process and this new assessment will enhance that opportunity! While current limitations with in person interaction exist due to the pandemic, our goal to know each applicant well and our deep appreciation of the whole child remains steadfast. This required online strength assessment will help us meet our goal. Directions to take the assessment can be found in your Admissions Portal.

Standardized Test Scores

Holy Child does not require the submission of standardized test scores. If the applicant has taken a standardized test at her current school within the last calendar year, you are welcome to include those scores as a component of the submission of her transcript. It is the preference of the applicant and her family as to whether or not you choose to submit standardized test scores. If submitted, standardized test scores will be added to the applicant's file for admission for review by the committee. Applicants who choose to not submit scores will be not be penalized in any way.

Admissions Staff

Meghan Burke Cross
Director of Enrollment Management
301.365.0955 x2103

Paulina Hill Wright '05
Associate Director of Enrollment Management
301.365.0955 x2106

It has been and will continue to be the policy of Connelly School of the Holy Child to be fair and impartial in all of its relations with its applicants and to make all related decisions without regard to race, color, national origin, age, or any other categories protected by federal, state, or local law.