14 Parent Reviews for Connelly School Of The Holy Child
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
... Read more 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. Read less
Posted by a other on 12/29/13
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
... Read more 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. Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/15/12
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
... Read more,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. Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/31/11
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
... Read more 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! Read less
Posted by a other on 06/19/11
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
... Read more 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. Read less
Posted by a other on 06/02/11
I love Holy Child! My daughter started in the 9th grade and is now a senior. She has grown so much socially as well as academically. She was so shy when she started four years ago and is now the Student Council President. I think the teachers are fabulous and have helped give her the confidence to succeed.
... Read more I highly recommend Holy Child!! Read less
Posted by a parent on 02/07/11
The greatest asset this school has is its faculty - highly educated, genuinely passionate about their subjects, and deeply caring. They do not labor under the best of conditions nor are they paid anywhere near what they are worth, so you know that they do what they do out of love. The school's headmistress
... Read more is bad for the school; consequently there has been too much turnover in administration. Throughout, the core departments have retained their best faculty. Negative reviews are unjust. This school is a best kept secret. Try it. Read less
Posted by a other on 09/04/09
Holy Child has been a fabulous experience for my daughters. My oldest is currently a senior and the youngest a freshman - each selected this school as her first choice even though their options were not limited. We visited several different schools before deciding on Holy Child. The environment has
... Read more been caring and nurturing from the very beginning, allowing my older daughter to develop into a very self assured, self motivated high achiever. I agree that the administration has gotten away from the core values that initially drew us to the school, but they are back on track with new staff and re-evaluating the way the school operates. There is always going to be someone who has a bad experience and this school is not right for everyone, but this is the perfect fit for our girls and we could not be happier. Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/05/08
Holy Child has been fabulous for both of my daughters, the middle school is fantastic and there is so much caring and creativity and genuine conern throughout. I hope my grandaughters can attend here someday!!
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Posted by a parent on 01/16/08
My daughter graduated from Holy Child and it could not have been a better experience for her. It was a nurturing, caring, environment in which she made many friends, in which she continues to enjoy friendships with today. I believe it is a school that you get out of it what you put in to it. I believe
... Read more it helped mold her into the well rounded, compassionate, intelligent young woman she is today. Read less
School Profile for Connelly School Of The Holy Child
Students per teacher:
Latin, Foreign Language, Spanish, French
Business and Technology, Phys Ed
Fine Arts, Dance
Volleyball, Cross Country, Soccer, Field Hockey, Tennis
English / Language Arts, Journalism
Early Childhood Special Needs, Speech/Language Pathologists
Social Studies / Social Sciences
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Potomac schools — Connelly School Of The Holy Child is located at 9029 Bradley Blvd, Potomac MD 20854. 9029 Bradley Blvd is in the 20854 ZIP code in Potomac, MD The school district for Connelly School Of The Holy Child is the Archdiocese Of Washington. Connelly School Of The Holy Child is a Catholic school that serves grade levels 6 - 12.
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