• Established: 1961
  • Founder: Cornelia Connelly
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic
  • Type: Private
  • Head of School: Dr. Shannon Gomez
  • Motto: Actions Not Words
  • Board of Trustees Chair: Jeanne Shriver (P '16, '23)


  • Colors: Blue and Gold
  • Yearly Events: Blue/Gold Game, Tiger Trot, Mayfield Market, Spirit Week, Lessons & Carols, Christmas Concert, Kairos, & more
  • Mascot: Tigers


  • 365 upper and middle school students
  • 7:1 student to faculty ratio
  • 91 students in at least one AP class
  • 20 students in the National Honor Society
  • 160 upper school student athletes
  • 62 middle school student athletes
  • 222 visual and performing arts students
  • Part of a network of 30 schools worldwide
  • Over 5,000 community service hours completed each year
  • 73 international families currently at Holy Child
  • 11% of faculty with international background
  • Approximately $6 million in college merit scholarships given to the graduating class


Holy Child is accredited by and/or members of the following associations:

  • American Association of Teachers of French
  • American School Counselor Association
  • Association of College Counseling Independent Schools
  • Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington
  • Association of Independent Maryland Schools
  • Black Student Fund
  • College Board
  • Common Sense Media
  • Council for the Advancement in Support of Education
  • Educational Theatre Association
  • Independent School League
  • Latino Student Fund
  • Maryland State Athletic Directors Association
  • Middle States Association
  • National Association of Independent Schools
  • National Association for College Admission Counseling
  • National Art Education Association
  • National Association of Business Officers
  • National Catholic Education Association
  • National Coalition of Girls Schools
  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • National Council of Teachers of Math
  • National Council of Teachers of Science
  • Rubicon West LLC
  • Potomac and Chesapeake Association for College Admission Counseling