Grades: 9 - 12 | 338 students
Come to the Academy of the Holy Names High School, and you will find a setting by the Bay that is both historic and state of the art. You will experience a classroom environment specifically designed with young women in mind. Academy teachers have high expectations and see teaching as a privilege and a joyful responsibility, advancing our charism and mission in a community of care and concern. Skilled in their fields, they provide a deep, well-rounded curriculum that stresses clear, analytical thinking and the ability to communicate that thinking to others. Small class size allows for independent and collaborative work, as well as authentic learning experiences involving meaningful, real world applications of knowledge. Students are guided by an extraordinary faculty, who model a love of learning and inspire them to make a difference as citizens of the 21st century. They are encouraged to explore each discipline beyond the minimum requirements, not only to prepare for college, but also to gain a lifetime appreciation for the richness of the subject. The designed curriculum provides a diverse and challenging number of course options including Honors and Advanced Placement courses. The Academy offers a balanced program with a commitment to athletics and the arts. Service learning occurs throughout the year and is a natural outgrowth of the mission and charism of the Academy.