Clubs and Organizations

Best Buddies 

The Best Buddies Club is a branch of Best Buddies International, a nonprofit, volunteer organization founded by Anthony Kennedy Shriver.The mission of Best Buddies is to involve students in friendships with their peers who have developmental differences. Some favorite activities are the Halloween Party, Holiday Party and the annual Beach Party, held in conjunction with PCR, a local organization.

Booster Club 

The Booster Club was founded to increase school spirit. Members create a student cheering section at athletic events, design and sell T-shirts to raise money for charity and encourage participation in the school community. In the beginning of each season, the club meets with a schedule of all the home games to start preparing for the upcoming events. During the meetings, the Booster Club will be creating T-shirts, cheers, decorations, posters and signs.


All students in Grades 9-12 who love to sing are encouraged to become members of the Upper School Chorus. No audition is required, just the ability to match pitch. The Chorus performs at the Connelly Christmas Concert, the Spring Concert, The Father/Daughter Communion Breakfast and various liturgies throughout the year. The Chorus rehearses each Wednesday at J block.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

The purpose of FCA is to gather students in the morning and read scripture and relate the scripture readings to the real world and sports. The club is open to non-athletes as well.

ONYX, Holy Child’s Yearbook

Working on the ONYX staff provides the opportunity for students to contribute to the published record of a year in the life of Holy Child and also exposes them to the ins and outs of photojournalism. They can learn layout design, copywriting secrets and photography skills. The ONYX does require a significant time commitment, often after school and on occasional weekends, and a mature acceptance of responsibility. Members are recruited during the spring of each year. Share your talents and make your mark on the memories the entire school community will enjoy.

MOAS (Model Organization of American States)

The Model OAS General Assembly is a simulation of the proceedings of an international organization which focuses on Inter-American diplomacy. This program is for high school students from the United States, Puerto Rico and other Latin American countries. The topics discussed are similar to the ones which appear on the agenda of the actual OAS proceedings. This activity is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. We are able to send 10 students to the Assembly but will have alternates in case some of the selected students are unable to attend.


All students who love to dance are encouraged to become members of the Dance Team. The Dance Team performs at various events throughout the year.

Diabetes Club

Raise awareness for diabetes and the impact it can have on those who have it and their families. Fundraise and donate money to JDRF to help researchers find a cure.


Spread awareness about mental illnesses and begin to treat them as they were any other illness. Help people understand it’s okay to not be okay.

Habitat for Humanity

Holy Child students raise funds to donate to Habitat for Humanity to help this great organization continue to fulfill their mission.

Christ Child Society Club

To support the Christ Child Society in continuing their mission by volunteering time and raising funds to donate towards the many causes the organization supports.

NIH Children Cancer Club

To spread awareness about children’s cancer and how people can support them. Volunteer to work with children at NIH and raise funds to do various activities with them.

Colon Cancer Club

Raise awareness and funds for color cancer patients. Organize a group to participate in the Colon Cancer 5k.

Environmental Club

Raise awareness on the impact we can all have on our environment. Our goal will be to better educate the school’s community and change the way we treat our surroundings in a positive way.

Politics Club

To engage our community in thoughtful and interesting conversations about current events and political topics within the United States and around the world.

Helping Hands

Building a partnership with students at St. Thomas Moore. We host two events in partnership with Georgetown Prep throughout the year where we can come together with the St. Thomas Moore students.

Rock Climbing

To teach beginners or more experienced climbers the fundamentals of climbing.

Ice Hockey

Provide girls at all levels of ability with high quality instruction that will enhance their performance and enjoyment of the game.


Find out the traditions that define us as a student body and help instill the sisterhood that we enjoy now and well into the future.

Leadership in Action

Lead through many clubs, on an athletic team, as a member of Student Council, or as part of our Host/Ambassador Program.

Clubs and Organizations

Over the years, our groups have included everything from Best Buddies to the newly founded Club USA.


Service is a way of life, part of the tapestry of the rich experience here. Our students routinely reach out to the wider community to help make a difference.

Campus Ministry

Creative prayer and lively worship are central to our life as a community. “Singing is praying twice,” epitomizes how we approach our life of faith at Holy Child.


As an all girls’ school, we know intimately that the emotional, the spiritual, and the academic are all intertwined in the success of any student.

Student Life Staff

Julie Burke
Dean of Students
301.365.0955 x2239

Jackie McCarthy

Associate Dean of Students
301.365.0955 x2114

Elizabeth Billett
9th and 10th Grade Counselor
301.365.0955 x2116

Alice Mercer

11th and 12th Grade Counselor
301.265.0955 x2228

Lindsay Davis
Director of Counseling and Middle School Counselor

301.365.0955 x2198

Meg Mayo
Director of College Counseling
301.365.0955 x2115

Karin Wells
Associate Director of College Counseling and Senior Internship Coordinator
301.365.0955 x2240

Katia Vargas
Multicultural Diversity Coordinator
301.365.0955 x2195

Catherine Albornoz
Campus Minister
301.365.0955 x2223