Holy Names is different from other schools. We deliver excellence in academics, emphasize leadership and respect, and prepare girls for the world. At AHN, small classes and a superb faculty make learning a positive, rewarding experience every day.
At Holy Names, education is more than just a list of courses, it`s an experience that develops the "whole" person through a curriculum that includes faith formation, service to others, and special programs that allow students to develop their unique talents and interests.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 234 students
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Academy of the Holy Names ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for:

Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
Year Founded
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in n/a

School Calendar

View the Academy of the Holy Names yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

School Closed
October 10, 2022 (Monday)
Veterans' Day - School Closed
November 11, 2022 (Friday)
Thanksgiving Holidays - School Closed
November 23, 2022 (Wednesday)
Christmas Vacation - School Closed
December 22, 2022 (Thursday)
Martin Luther King Jr. Day - School Closed
January 16, 2023 (Monday)

Student Body

Total Students
234 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
Academy of the Holy Names Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
7 courses
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
(uniforms required)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
See www.ahns.org for current tuition details.
Admissions Director
Ann Rento
Admissions Associate
Catherine Insero



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
14 extracurriculars
Ambassadors Club, Drama Club, Environmental Club, Literary Journal, Mock Trial, Musicals, National Honor Society, Newspaper, Pep Club, Service Club, Ski Club, Student Council, Yearbook

Club or Organization:
Master Minds

School Notes

Founded in 1884, Academy of the Holy Names is a Catholic school with a college-preparatory program for girls in grades 6 to12.The school is unique in its ability to provide excellent academic and enrichment opportunities within a positive and caring environment.
  • Holy Names offers small classes and a challenging course of studies that includes A.P. classes, a science research program, University in High School, service opportunities, an extensive college guidance curriculum and individual advisers for each student.
  • Holy Names is also well known for its competitive sports teams that include its highly successful track team, plus soccer, volleyball, tennis, lacrosse, and more. 
Profile last updated: 07/20/2021

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
The Academy of the Holy Names has offered my daughter a structured, safe and challenging environment for learning. The teachers work very hard at making sure the students work to their full potential. They definitely recognize each girl's gifts and individual needs, and the teachers and staff are both professional and caring.
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This school will teach your daughter to walk with her head high and great self-confidence. The girls are taught to honor them selves as well as others work hard and persevere. They have a fantastic science research program for a motivated girl who wants to prove herself and science. These girls go to top break colleges due to the background they`ve received at holy names
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This is an excellent school where girls learn to be confident leaders. They combine great academics with lots of strong activities and always focus on inclusion, kindness and acceptance.
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Good leadership and great perseverance teaching to any child.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 234 students
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Albany, NY is $7,267 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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