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  • 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

by the numbers

  • 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