CONNELLY SCHOOL OF THE HOLY CHILD

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9029 BRADLEY BLVD
POTOMAC, MD 20854
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Phone: 301-365-0955
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 0
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Catholic
  • Grades: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Archdiocese Of Washington
  • Students/Teacher: 5:1
  • Students/Grade: 41.4
  • Number Students: 290
  • Number Teachers: 65
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: NOT REPORTED
  • Principal: Ms Maureen Appel
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
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  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
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  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
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School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (24 ratings)
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    School Reviews (14 Reviews)
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    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-12-29
    "Save your money. I have been attending Holy Child for three years. I say the root of the problems comes from the facility and staff. I am not the only person in m grade who thinks this. I often times find my class getting caught up in this discussion in counseling class(a mandatory class). Don't get me wrong, some teachers there love us, but not many. I am particularly speaking for the middle school. My biggest problem is the headmistress. She is supposed to be the one who lives out out the Holy Child mission everyday to be a role model for us. But It seems like i never see it in her. The headmistress rarely has a happy disposition with not only students, but parents as well. If you do the smallest thing wrong, you are screamed at. We have had many problems with the teachers there and when ever my parents try to talk with them, the teachers just give them a nasty remark. Socially, holy child is not there. I see two groups in my grade. The one group who already has boyfriends and goes to party every weekend(keep in mind we are only in 8th grade). The other group are the girls who are nicer but overshadowed by the 'popular' group. DON'T GO TO HOLY CHILD. You will be sorry."
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    Posted 2012-09-15
    "Middle school is a great place if your child is able to navigate the incredibly difficult waters of the socially competitive and full of privledge environment. The teachers are wonderful, the curriculum creative, engaging and well integrated.High School is dismal, large number of first year teachers on staff. Poor leadership, lip service, little Catholic culture. Staff is young and inexperienced and bullied by the veterans. Families are targeted for special treatment based on how much they can donate. Such wasted potential. The music, drama, jazz ensemble extra curriculars are based on popularity not talent..the students are part of the privledge culture and community Service is about getting it done not about doing good. Students are targeted. HC is a happy place for the few who match the perfect popular mean girls style. Note also the declining enrollment numbers and compare to the other all girls' schools. HC is a waste of your money, save it for college. AP's are by selection and not be "allowed" tomostly ken most particularly not if the child has any learning differences. Learning center supports are a joke and not supported by teaching staff."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-08-31
    "To say that Holy Child is a joyful place of learning is an understatement. I have 2 daughters currently attending and I could not be more pleased. The teachers ,staff and students have created an exuberant environment where the girls are challenged and encouraged to be the best they can be intellectually,artistically,athletically, and spirtually. My older daughter said that is a school where no matter what your personality is, you are accepted as an individual. You can be who you are without being judged. Academically speaking, this school is challenging but also wonderful at taking tought subjects and making them approachable.They are teaching the girls to be organized so they can balance their busy schedules with sports and arts.They really want the girls to succeed and so far ,so good! If you have any doubts, the list of college acceptances should change that."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-06-19
    "I attended Holy Child for my freshman and sophomore year and I consider to be two years of my life wasted and flushed down the drain. The girls are so similar that there is no room for diversity. Groups tend to flock together and if an outsider tries to become friends with a certain group, she is not accepted. I know this first-hand. Because it's so small, everyone has their BFFS in every class and are not forced to talk to people they're not best friends with. This leads the girls to be very exclusive when talking to someone who they are not good friends wiht. Public school has manyyyy more opporutnities and the people are so much friendlier. I had absolutely no problem making friends at public school and I had an extremely positive experience. My only regret is wasting two years of my life before I changed to public. Don't wiste your money! Oh, and they have one field, a stage IN THE GYM and and extremely limited extra-curriculars. If you are interested in theatre or musicals or anything extra-curricular that you don't want to be an absolute joke, Holy Child is not the place for you. Get out before you get in!"
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-06-02
    "Holy Child, academically, is not very challenging. The girls can put in little to no effort and still get decent grades. Holy Child, socially, can be very difficult. To be "popular" a girl has to look and act a certain way. There is no diversity of student body or of mind. Holy Child, in location, attracts rich and spoiled girls. There are the few exceptions for particular girls, but they usually leave by junior year. The school has a great philosophy and the idea of Holy Child is fantastic. However, the main reasons for it's failure are because of the students and the Head of Upper School. There are fun things like spirit week, but it doesn't make up for the excluded feeling many girls get for not wearing bows in their hair and going to Bethesda every friday night."
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