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Welcome to Holy Names!

Welcome to Holy Names!

Our roots run deep. Holy Names High School is the living legacy of an amazing trailblazer. Blessed Mother Marie-Rose Durocher believed it was important to educate girls, even though it was uncommon to do so during her time. She founded the religious order, the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, and the Sisters
in turn, established Holy Names High School. As a result of Blessed Mother Marie-Rose’s courage, several generations of Holy Names women have walked the halls before us. Since our opening in 1868, HNHS has educated thousands of women who embody the core values of faith, scholarship, justice, service and leadership in their daily lives. Every HNHS student represents the next chapter of this amazing legacy.

There is a light in each girl that illuminates the hallways, classrooms, and entire school community. At Holy Names, each girl matters. Every girl has amazing gifts and unique qualities that enrich the lives of those around her. Whether in the engineering lab, visual and performing arts workspaces, or service learning venues, it is magnificent to see the determination, brilliance, and generosity of Holy Names students in action.

Now more than ever, we need bold and courageous girls and women leading in our communities, our country and our world. Holy Names’ graduates are leading organizations and communities, leaving their mark as women committed to service, justice, and leadership. Current students embody the same core values that guide Holy Names’ alumnae – scholarship, commitment to personal growth, service, justice, faith, and leadership. We honor the past, hold sacred the present, and look with hope to the future.


Kendra Carr ’99