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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    B

Applying

Application Deadline
January 7
Application Fee
$85
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
HSPT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$18,300
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
70%
Average Financial Aid
From Holy Names High School

Holy Names High School, a small Catholic school for young women, provides an academically challenging college preparatory education in a vibrant learning environment. Our diverse community nurtures spirituality, encourages artistic expression, and promotes justice, preparing the next generation for leadership and service.

HOLY NAMES HIGH SCHOOL was founded in1868 at the shores of Lake Merritt by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, who are proud to sponsor HNHS today.

Holy Names High School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1110
47 responses
Average ACT
24
20 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 32 responses
  • Prom
    16%
  • Spirit Week
    16%
  • Frosh fright night
    13%
  • Halloween
    13%
  • Christmas
    9%
  • Class service trips
    9%
  • Winter Ball
    9%

    Students

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    152
    69%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
    85%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
    38%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    7:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    85%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
    Poll
    92%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
    Poll
    92%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Very High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    100%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
    75%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
    88%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      D
    2. Good for Families
      B
    3. Housing
      D+
    Median Household Income
    $68,442
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,354
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $627,800
    National
    $184,700

    Holy Names High School Reviews

    87 reviews
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    My experience at HNHS was absolutely incredible. The all-girls experience allows young women at the school to discover themselves academically, socially, & artistically in a safe environment that fosters growth. At HNHS, I explored my passion for theater, leadership, music, & global immersion -- all at once. I was exposed to a variety of opportunities, such as the Peer Mediation program, one that was developed when I was a freshman (2015), that allows students to resolve conflicts in a safe space on campus. When I was a junior (2017-18), I had the lifechanging opportunity to travel to Kenya with a group of students through a program called Powerful Beyond Measure. I would not have been able to experience conflict resolution & immersive travel without the support of the HNHS community. My experience at HNHS was both unique & lifechanging -- & I truly believe that experiences like mine are particular to Holy Names. After all, you cannot receive the Noblesse Oblige spirit anywhere else!
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    Holy Names High School is truly a special place. It has the ability to bring out the confidence in one. I remember I would dread to raise my hand in middle school because I felt as if I was not smart enough, but Holy Names has helped me grow confidence and realize that I am truly smart. The confidence it has helped me develop allowed me to grow both personally and academically. For that, I truly believe that I am prepared to go to college and prove to myself that I can do it. Holy Names not only cares about ones academics, but they also make sure that their students are doing well, emotionally and mentally, due to the size of the school. The small schools provides students to have the ability to have a true relationship with their teachers. Holy Names wants the best for their students and they truly do that by always trying to improve.
    To me, Holy Names was my second home: I spent a lot of time at school and doing extracurricular activities during my four years there. I really grew mentally and developed my critical thinking skills within the close-knit school, especially since I was in the Achieve program. I made life long friends and I thrived in their small, discussion-based courses. I also went straight to a private, four year school afterwards. - '16