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Discover Your Voice at Holy Names High School

We pair the challenge of a college preparatory curriculum with a supportive environment and faculty relationships that ensure student success, connection, and confidence. In our intimate and open-minded community, students develop strong voices, deep compassion, and the skills and confidence they need to have a powerful impact on the world.


Our small class environment ensures that every student is known and understood, allowing teachers to meet students where they are and provide the challenge, the support, and the positive reinforcement they need to succeed.  We foster a sense of sisterhood and camaraderie that leads to constructive problem solving and students that cheer each other on as they take on new challenges, from sports or drama to robotics or student government. Our graduates understand that whatever path they choose to take, they are confident that they belong and will be successful in that space. We focus on providing an engaging and challenging curriculum to prepare our graduates to enter the school of their choice and ensure that we pair that challenge with the support they need to master their subjects. Our graduates go on to excel at top universities across the country and Europe, and in careers with real impact. 


At Holy Names, we believe young women can choose their own trajectory, free of constraints based on gender, gender identity, race, culture, or economic circumstances.  Click below to learn more, schedule a visit, and apply today!

At Holy Names, students thrive.

Our campus is a reflection of our values and our community.  We’re proud to be the most diverse all-girls school in the Bay Area, and one of the most diverse private, Catholic schools in the area. Our diversity includes the full socio-economic spectrum, race, and a multitude of cultures that reflect our local community. We’re proud of our open-minded and welcoming faculty, staff, and students.


In addition to our diverse and inclusive campus life, Holy Names provides the full high school experience for every student to find her path to success:

Academic rigor
We meet students where they are. From tutoring and AP courses to independent study, we ensure that every girl is challenged and guided towards academic success.
Project Lead the Way
Girls explore the possibilities of STEM futures through Introduction to Engineering, Computer Design Principles, Human Body Systems, and Environmental Sustainability classes.
Service Learning
Each class develops a student-driven social justice theme and selects a service opportunity grounded in the students’ interests.
Leadership Opportunities
With student council, ASB, Ambassadors, and countless clubs, girls find multiple ways to build their leadership skills and amplify their voices while discovering their areas of passion and interest.
Over half of the student body participates in a sport, with the majority of our varsity athletes maintaining a GPA of 3.8 or higher. Our inclusive approach means students who want to try a sport can.
College Access
Our successful College Access Program pairs each student with a certified college advisor for all four years of high school. College advisors work individually with each student and her family to find the right fit academically, socially, and financially in order to continue her education.
HNHS College Success