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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 by the Numbers
The Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary founded Holy Names High School on the shores of Lake Merritt at the site of today's Kaiser Center. The school, then called Convent of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, has the distinction of being one of the first high schools in Oakland.48%
48 percent of female graduates of single-sex schools rate their math ability above average or in the highest 10 percent compared to 37 percent of coeducational graduates.12.6
Our average class size allows for more one-on-one teacher attention, builds greater confidence in group settings, and facilitates the development of deep and lasting relationships with other students.100%
100% of recent Holy Names graduates are now attending college.