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Holy Names will administer the High School Placement Test (HSPT) on Saturday, January 7, 2023 from 8:30 am-12:30 pm with an extra hour allowed for students with extended time. This test is for 8th grade students only. All students are required to register for the HSPT.
FROM THE DESK OF PRESIDENT HUBBARD ... As a community, we are saddened by the news in today's announcement from Holy Names University. "Oakland’s 154-year old Holy Names University (...) will cease operations in May 2023 after the completion of the spring semester."
Our High School started at the shores of Lake Merritt at the same time in 1868 as HNU. We share the same values and we will continue to serve students in our college preparatory program on our Harbord Drive campus in Oakland.
Midsession - a week of extracurricular learning is January 9 through January 13, 2023. Students will participate in two days of Career Visibility Presentations and two days of Discover the Bay activities that involve field trips to various community spaces that make the Bay Area special and unique.
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.