Cardinal Hickey Academy is one of the best schools in Calvert Co. All of our students leave very well prepared for High School, whether it be public or private. Year after year the students have been accepted to their 1st choice high schools. Many times I have had students return to tell me how well
... Read more prepared for High School they were. Even those who struggled with our program are surprised at how easy high school suddenly is. This speaks wonders for my fellow teachers and our program. Read less
Posted by a teacher on 05/28/13
What was once a great school has significantly declined. The once challenging curriculmn is now a one size fits all, so if your child is advanced or struggling you will need to supplement on your own time. There are no longer sisters on the staff, with the principal being replaced by a lay person almost
... Read more three years ago and the teachers being replaced by lay people this year. While the teachers are still outstanding and truly care for the students, the adminstration has been a significant issue. All you need to know to realize how the school has declined is to know that only a few years ago there were not enough available slots for all of the children who applied. Now there are plenty of slots available. With the good public schools in the area you are now better off attending public school. Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/04/13
I can't say enough about the pre-school programs at this school! Very nurturing and I am amazed at how much my boys are learning, both academics and from biblical teachings at ages 3 and 4! It even extends to pretend play at home where my 3yr old had a blanket on his head and said, 'I'm pretending
... Read more to be Mary, you know, Jesus' Mommy' I will remember that forever! Parental envolvment is a must, the parents leave with life long friends as well as the kids! And I do have to mention that the older kids in the school have such great manners, they are taught to say Good Morning/Afternoon when they pass anyone in the hallways and are setting great examples to the younger classes! Read less
Posted by a parent on 07/17/11
The curriculum is behind that of other schools and students like me have transitioned to a public school and are behind because of CHA.
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Posted by a other on 06/15/11
I cannot imagine a child leaving the eighth grade with more from a school than CHA. The strong religion presence at the school creates a contsant influence in the students thoughts, actions and decisions that will remain with them all of their lives. The strong parent involvement, social functions,
... Read more rigourous coursework are top notch, but there is a very unique gathering of the most loving, caring, and dedicated teachers at this school. The students have a special fondness for the arts and teachers at the school. The school play and music always draw students and alumni every year and have created lifelone bonds. Their is a great circle of friendship with the studnets, parents and teachers that is special. We could not be happier with the school and feel the price is a bargain for what you and your child receive in return. Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/05/11
This school is academically amazing, it impresses good morals on us early in life and well there's too many great stuff too list. Cha is my 2nd home and everyone is family, and HS graduates that have come back to visit always say how lucky they were that they went to cha and got such a great start. It's
... Read more not expensive, it'll make your kids nicer and it gives us a great education. Why wouldn't you go here? Read less
Posted by a student on 03/14/10
I am in 6th grade right now... I love it and think the teachers are strict but I think they need to be for us to learn... Ms. Catterton is one of the best teachers there is, so is Mrs. Bannazak and Mrs. McGenney. always will love it plenty of activites...(going to the dance tonight :) adore basketball
... Read more love the drama(class) soccer's great too... music teacher Ms. bone's piano lesson's rock! love the sisters all the teacher's are fabulous classes are challenging, and make you work. can't say enough good things!!!!!!!!!! Read less
Posted by a student on 11/06/09
I love the new principal.. The Sisters from Nashville are wonderful... The lay teachers have been great to work with. The communication is always open and they reply to my phone calls immediately.
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Posted by a parent on 03/05/09
Catholic schools are the BEST! Sure, academics are important in Catholic schools, but this school, as so many schools led by the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia, will put your children's souls as priority! The Dominicans will help you, the parent, to strengthen your child's faith so they will get
... Read more to Heaven. That's the ultimate GOAL!! Isn't it? Let's pray that this school year will bring every child into the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Read less
Posted by a other on 08/17/08
Well, I'm pretty happy that I'm done here, but I will miss all of my friends. Not so for the teachers. There are only two or three teachers that really help and care a bout your child and I have only only one class with any of them every week. The teachers are commonly unfair and love the new detention
... Read more policy too much. I'm soory to make it sound negative but it's the honest truth. However, because of the small environment, my classmates have become more like brothers and sisters. We are so close now and will be torn in high school. If you are choosing to send your child here, make sure they are involved in either drama or basketball. I've never had as much fun with my classmates. Go Lions! Read less
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Owings schools — Cardinal Hickey Academy is located at 1601 W Mount Harmony Rd, Owings MD 20736. 1601 W Mount Harmony Rd is in the 20736 ZIP code in Owings, MD The school district for Cardinal Hickey Academy is the Archdiocese Of Washington. Cardinal Hickey Academy is a Catholic school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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