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Our Catholic Identity

Cardinal Hickey Academy lives our Catholic identity on a daily basis through the practice of our faith traditions and through recognizing that we are encountering Christ in one another.


Everyday our school begins with the Morning Prayer before the Pledge of Allegiance.  Students pray the Angelus at noon along with praying before and after lunch.  We close the school day with everyone gathered in our gym to pray prior to dismissal.

On Tuesday mornings we gather in the church to pray the rosary.  During Lent we have  Stations of the Cross in place of the Rosary.


Every Friday morning we celebrate Mass. Our regional pastors take turns delivering the mass each week. Classes also rotate serving each mass.  Special liturgies occur throughout the year such as:

Opening School Mass,  All Saints Day, Immaculate Conception, Ash Wednesday & May Crowning.

Reconciliation and Adoration

Reconciliation is offered to students as various times throughout the year.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is available on every Thursday during Lent.

We celebrate the sacraments with a celebration such as our “Communion Reunion”.

Religious Education

Montessori Preschool through 8th grade receive religious instruction each day.

Catholic doctrine and tradition, Bible study, Catholic Social Teaching and preparation for the reception of the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist are included.

Our Founder

James Cardinal Hickey, the founder of Cardinal Hickey Academy, is a contributor to the foundation of our educational philosophy. We educate our children in faith, service and true honor of James Cardinal Hickey.

Click here to read more about how our school honors our founder each year.


The seal of the Academy is that of His Eminence James Cardinal Hickey, the fourth Archbishop of Washington, D.C., whose ministry made the Academy possible.