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Click to find instructions and complete your application. Limited spots are available for the 2022/23 school year. Please contact the Admissions Department for inquiries after the January 4, 2023 deadline.

Important Dates for New Families

09/01/22 Application Portal Opens
01/04/23 Application Deadline
01/07/23 High School Placement Test
02/02/23 Transcript Deadline
02/02/23 Recommendation Forms Deadline
03/17/23 Admissions Decisions

Inquiry Form

Thank you for your interest in Holy Names High School. Please complete an inquiry form and the Office of Admissions will get back to you promptly to answer your questions and see how we can best support you.

High School Placement Test

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.

HNHS News Feed

Holy Names Community Saddened by University Closure

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.
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Midsession - January 9 - 13, 2023

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.

School Calendar

Mission Statement

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.