Holy Names remains the vibrant, caring, academically sound and socially engaged school that I experienced in my youth. I firmly believe the educational and ethical foundation I received while at Holy Names is at the core of virtually every academic, professional or personal success I have enjoyed. Our mission has not changed. It remains focused on providing young women the necessary tools to succeed and to be life-long contributors within a global community. As the world grows smaller, the skills for problem solving and working together are just as important as academic rigor in shaping future leaders. I have already personally witnessed this combination of high expectations with opportunities to lead, learn and grow for all students.
Our emphasis for the 2016-17 year will be the growth and expansion of an already strong academic program. We are also looking to improve our physical plant while maintaining the charm of the school’s historic setting. Students will be asked to participate in the master planning of the campus to help articulate those essential components needed to provide an educational environment that simultaneously nurtures spirituality, encourages artistic expression and promotes social justice.
Among our areas for growth and expansion is the creation of programs for students to extend their experiences in science and math, as well as the integration of technology in visual and performing arts. Research has long confirmed the opportunities afforded to young women who attend a single-sex school are extraordinary; by committing resources and by providing access to students in traditionally underrepresented areas of technology and science, future Holy Names graduates will be better poised to explore a myriad of ways to help make the world a better place.
I look forward to the new school year and am committed to providing our educational community the tools and environment to develop knowledgeable, socially responsible scholars who live the motto of Noblesse Oblige in their daily lives.
Constance Hubbard ‘70