Holy Names Academy Programs
At Holy Names Academy, we teach, model, and promote Gospel values. This heritage is transmitted to students through school policies, academic programs, and co-curricular activities that encourage personal growth and respect for others. The academic curriculum challenges students to develop their scholastic capabilities and individual talents through a four-year program of college preparatory courses. An extensive student leadership program offers multiple avenues for participation.
Holy Names Academy seeks to prepare educated women for a life that proclaims the love of God for the human person. Instructed in an atmosphere that fosters the formation of a conscious ethical stance, young women who graduate from the Academy will discover the power that is theirs to direct their lives in peace, justice, and mercy - a manner befitting those whose faith inspires others.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
Four-time recipient of the U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School Award. 32% of current students attend on financial aid, and 33% are minority students. 89% of the Class of 2012 won college scholarships worth $22.5 million, 98% sat for one or more College Board Advanced Placement exams, and 62% won AP Scholar honors. Won fifth consecutive Seattle Metro League All-Sports Trophy in 2012. Named Washington's Best Nonprofit Company to Work For by Seattle Business Magazine and awarded the gold medal for medium-size businesses in the Puget Sound Business Journal’s annual competition, Washington’s Best Workplaces, in 2012.
More than 32% of Holy Names Academy students will receive financial aid totaling $1,100,000 in the 2012-2013 school year. At a time of lingering recession, the Academy seeks support for its longstanding tradition of providing access to an Academy education for young women of diverse ethnic, economic, and religious backgrounds.