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Welcome to Holy Names High School

Welcome to Holy Names High School!

We are blessed to be able to continue our 148-year mission to provide an exceptional college preparatory education for young women in the Oakland community. This year, all members of our 9th grade class are enrolled in an introduction to engineering program, adding to our robust science offerings. Please review our new updated information on our website to see the full list of our program offerings.  We hope it will be both informative and easier to navigate.

Our Theme for 2016-17:  “It’s All About Communication!”

  • Parent news and Student e-news will be sent bi-weekly with updates on all of the news and activities on campus.
  • “Schoology” is our new student information management system, which makes student grades and assignments accessible to parents and students anytime.
  • We have introduced a comprehensive student planner that will include the student handbook, academic expectations, and tools for organization.
  • Freshman and Sophomore students will be part of a pilot advisory program scheduled during study hall. Workshops in study skills, writing, math, and life skills will be integrated to the small advisory groups.
  • Every Junior and Senior student will have the benefit of a specially trained “college counselor” to assist them and their families with the college selection and application process. We have added evening meetings to help parents learn about both public and private colleges’ application process for admissions and financial aid.

We continue to focus on an academic program committed to social justice, innovation, spirituality, and building community. However, it is only through the collective efforts of Holy Names High School and students’ families working together in partnership that our extraordinary young women will fully grow and develop. Your involvement with our Family Participation Program (an HNHS requirement) ensures that we will remain a community connected to life, leadership and learning.

I am proud to be one of eight staff members and/or volunteer Sisters who also happen to be alumna (representing classes of 1958-2012) of Holy Names. We know the gifts that we received as students, and are blessed to continue the tradition of Noblesse Oblige in our work with the incredible young women who will be our leaders of tomorrow.

Please stop by and see how we have maintained our historic campus while updating the classroom environment to provide a 21st Century education to all students.


Constance Hubbard, ‘70

Principal, Holy Names High School