Cardinal Hickey Academy

Cardinal Hickey Academy is a K-8th grade Regional Catholic school and Montessori preschool supported by three neighboring parishes and serve to our local families in the Calvert county and southern Anne Arundel county areas in Maryland.
We focus on faith, community and excellence to nurture the whole child's moral, character and academic development.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 193 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,830
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1997
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2015

Student Body

Total Students
193 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
1%
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade
Cardinal Hickey Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
1%
Average Class Size
25 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Khaki pants/skirt and jacket/polo

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
ADW and Regional tuition assistance available, siblings discount
Admissions Director
Lindsey Thompson
Admissions Associate
Denise Motz

Sports

Total Sports Offered
2 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
National Junior Honor Society, Safety Patrol, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Band and Handbells, Drama Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, Girls on the Run

School Notes

  • The Cardinal Hickey Academy is a Catholic School of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. The Academy recognizes that human dignity requires that each person act out of conscious and free choice, as moved and drawn in a personal way from within. The Academy embraces a sacred respect for this process and individual conscience. The Academy serves the educational needs of the Catholic families in northern Calvert County and southern Anne Arundel County.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Cardinal Hickey Academy cost?
Cardinal Hickey Academy's tuition is approximately $8,830 for private students.
What schools are Cardinal Hickey Academy often compared to?
Cardinal Hickey Academyis often viewed alongside schools like The Calverton School by visitors of our site.
What sports does Cardinal Hickey Academy offer?
Cardinal Hickey Academy offers 2 interscholastic sports: Basketball and Soccer.
When is the application deadline for Cardinal Hickey Academy?
The application deadline for Cardinal Hickey Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (8 reviews)
5  
We love Cardinal Hickey Academy and are very happy we chose to send our kids to CHA. The teachers are excellent, and they truly care about the kids. The principal is a very positive presence in the school, and she is fast to respond when you have a question or concern. Our kids have flourished at CHA, and we appreciate that the school is solidly grounded in core Catholic principles and very much focused on building people of strong character. Also, we love that our older children who've moved on to high school are excelling. Their years at CHA set them up well for success. Spanish is taught in all grades and Science and Math instruction are particularly strong. Our kids have enjoyed participating in the school's music program. CHA has both a beginner band and an advanced band, and a handbell choir. The school also has a strong drama program.
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5  
The academic program is far above anything you will find in the area! My students and myself love it here. My children look forward each school year to participating in the athletic , art and drama programs which are great! The school has shown my child how to work hard to succeed at challenging tasks and this will be a life long lesson that they will take with them throughout life. Great School to send your child you will not regret it!
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5  
CHA has been a great experience. I couldn`t imagine going anywhere else. The teachers so far have been lovely, I am impressed with the educational experience my child has had. The Catholic education has helped us create a faith based foundation for our child.
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5  
We have experienced a wonderful education for our child at CHA. The religious education is the best I have seen. I myself attended Catholic schools, and this education is very thorough. I am learning along with my child, it is special to share.
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5  
This is a wonderful faith filled school that has taught my children the most important thing in life "How to treat people and have compassion for others" The education was excellent and has been a great foundation for my child to continue to high school as well.
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5  
Cardinal Hickey Academy is a Blue Ribbon school that truely stands out from all other private schools in the area. My children love to go to school everyday and everyone there is a part of our family. This school is the best that you could choose to send your child to.
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5  
Excellent school! Students are challenged and eager to learn. Music and drama programs are outstanding!My children love the environment and the kindness of the school and administration cannot be understated.
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5  
Cardinal Hickey Academy is an outstanding private school that not only teachers its students the values to live by, but also provides a top notched education that you will not receive in other schools in the area. The students are well disciplined at an early age so that they may handle the rigorous academic program this school offers each child. The facility is beautiful. The classrooms are spacious and the new wing provides an updated computer lab, lecture hall, and a brand new library. The school s extracurricular activities focus on the arts with a school wide musical that involves grades 5 through 8 each year. The children also love the many sport teams that the school organizes for league play.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 193 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,830
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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