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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A
Holy Names Academy is an elite, private, all-girls, Catholic school located in Seattle, WA. It has 696 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. Tuition is $15,540 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 98% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
728 21st Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112
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Telephone
(206) 323-4272
Organization Memberships
NCEA

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$15,540
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1300
187 responses
Average ACT
30
115 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.23 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 53 responses
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  • Class Day
    23%
  • Jogathon
    15%
  • Assemblies
    13%
  • Dance Off Assembly
    13%
  • Pi day
    13%
  • Having 3 dress-up dances a year.
    11%
  • Class Loyalty
    9%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
696
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Poll
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.39 responses
Poll
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.39 responses
Poll
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.39 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.17 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.17 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.17 responses
Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    A
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$74,458
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,266
National
$949
Median Home Value
$484,600
National
$184,700
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Holy Names Academy Reviews

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The academics were certainly challenging, but teachers were always there to guide you through any hard bits of homework or test prep. Hours spent on homework increased each grade you went up and by senior year, it was about 4-6 hours per night (definitely give or take depending on the classes you were taking). I know for a fact though that I was more prepared for college academics than most of my collegiate classmates, and I do attribute that to HNA.
Some may say the school is cliquey, but what's horrible about cliques if everyone finds their own and fits right in? There were really no problems with bullying and everyone had someone to eat lunch with. I definitely met lifelong friends here.
Overall, I absolutely loved HNA and would go back in a heartbeat. For parents: if you're thinking of sending your daughter to Holy Names, go for it! She'll have the best high school experience she can wish for!
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This school has great teachers, most of whom are very willing to spend extra time outside of class helping students who are struggling. You hear a lot about the school producing "strong, confident young women" and this is definitely true. Graduates are regularly accepted into Ivy League schools.

It's very competitive, but this is mainly due to the attitude of the students themselves rather than something that is pushed by the school. Students who aren't taking multiple AP classes by their junior year often feel they aren't good enough. You are required to have a 4.0 weighted average to graduate with honors or to join the National Honor Society. Classes are tough and they don't just give A's for nothing.

They're also very competitive with their sports teams, and recently remodeled their cafeteria with a lot more space. Unfortunately the cafeteria does not offer a lot of healthy choices.
I really loved Holy Names. After difficult middle school years, I was able to find people like me at HNA, and become more confident and social in the process. The highlight of my high school education is definitely the people I've met. The smaller class sizes mean that students get to connect easier to their teachers, and it's wonderful being able to know my teachers well and know they care about my individual learning. With students, I have gotten to know some girls that I will have close friendships with for the rest of my life. I found people with common interests to me, who just understood me on a deep level. It's a very rigorous school, so while I am thankful for the very good education I got at HNA, it also could be overwhelming, as everyone at the school is hard working, sometimes to a fault.