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.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 6-12
  • Yearly Tuition: $32,000
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 11
  • Source: Verified school update

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

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
Student Body Type

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
90 teachers
Average Class Size
16 students
Number of AP Courses
12 courses
List of Courses Offered

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 11
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Book and Activity Fee: $690 Technology Fee Grades: $515 Surface Notebook Fee: $1,355
Admissions Director
Meghan Burke Cross
Admissions Associate
Lindsay Greene



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
19 extracurriculars
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.
Source: Verified school update

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 6-12
  • Yearly Tuition: $32,000
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 11
  • Source: Verified school update

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