Connelly School Of The Holy Child

  • At Holy Child, we believe an individualized, challenging, and joyful approach to education creates the next generation of female leaders.
  • Connelly School of the Holy Child is a Catholic, college preparatory school committed to the intellectual, spiritual, artistic, physical, and social development of young women in grades 6-12.
  • We welcome students and families of different faiths and diverse backgrounds.
  • In keeping with the philosophy of our founder, Cornelia Connelly, Holy Child values the uniqueness of each individual and fosters a life of service to others.

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Connelly School Of The Holy Child places among the top 20% of private schools in Maryland for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
National Coalition of Girls
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
AIMSMDDC (Assoc. of independent Maryland and DC Schools)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1961
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Studentsn/a
Student Body TypeAll-girls

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers90 teachers
Average Class Size16 students
Number of AP Courses12 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 11
Yearly Tuition Cost$32,000
Tuition NotesBook and Activity Fee: $690 Technology Fee Grades: $515 Surface Notebook Fee: $1,355
Admissions DirectorMeghan Burke Cross
Admissions AssociateLindsay Greene


Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
EquestrianField Hockey,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.19 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Archery Club, Best Buddies, Booster Club, Christ Child Society, Environmental Club, Girl Up Club, Girls Give Back Club, Math Club, Mental Health Awareness Club, Speech and Debate Club, Yellow Ribbon Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Acting, Art, Dance, Dance Ensemble, Instrumental Ensemble, Music, Theater Production, Vocal Ensemble

School Notes

  • Holy Child offers a rigorous, innovative, and engaging academic program of studies. With our 7:1 student/teacher ratio, students and teachers develop close relationships that create a supportive environment, and a positive and uplifting school culture. Our unique school culture helps foster optimal learning for each individual ensuring that she will realize her true potential. In addition to dynamic classroom learning, Holy Child encourages students to explore interests like athletics, the arts, clubs, theater, service, and travel. Because of this, our school is made up of athletes that double as cast members in the play, instrumentalists that spearhead service organizations, and photographers that serve as student government representatives. We believe in providing our students with opportunities to try new things, develop their strengths, and reach their fullest potential.

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