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Science & Engineering


Technology at HNHS empowers young women to develop a community of 21st century learners and leaders. Our goal is not only to ready students for college-level study, but also to prepare them to understand and address the challenges of a rapidly changing and interconnected world. The skills they need – critical thinking, problem-solving, creativity, collaboration, analysis – are learned through an array of practices (many informed by the particular ways girls learn), hands-on experiences and co-curricular opportunities.

Project Lead the Way is an exciting and engaging series of courses designed to offer hands-on experience with real world applications.  The continually expanding offerings include Computer Science, Introduction to Engineering and Human Body Systems.  Holy Names is proud to be the only all-girls school in the Bay Area to offer this program.

Science – Graduation Requirements: 20 credits

Introduction to Engineering Design – Project Lead the Way

Introduction to Robotics

Lab Biology

AP Biology


Chemistry Honors

Computer Science Principles - Project Lead the Way (also listed in math)

Human Body Systems - Project Lead the Way 

Physics Honors

Environmental Sustainability - Project Lead the Way 


All Holy Names High School Science courses are certified as meeting the requirements for admission to the University of California and California State University systems.