Academy of the Holy Names

  • Holy Names is different from other schools. We deliver excellence in academics, emphasize faith, 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.
  • Respect and encouragement motivate students to do their best.
  • 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.  At Holy Names, her potential is our passion!.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Year Founded1884
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in n/a

Student Body

Total Students245 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Academy of the Holy Names Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses7 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesSee for current tuition details.
Admissions DirectorAnn Rento
Admissions AssociateCatherine Insero


Total Sports Offered13 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackAlpine SkiingBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Field HockeyLacrosse,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Winter Track


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Ambassadors Club, Drama Club, Environmental Club, Forensics, Future City, Literary Journal, Mock Trial, Musicals, National Honor Society, Newspaper, Pep Club, Service Club, Ski Club, Student Council, Yearbook

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 and more. 
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Albany
    Grades: NS-12 | 361 students
    2.6 miles
    135-140 Academy Road
    Albany, NY 12208
    (518) 429-2300
    2.6 NS-12
  • Albany
    St Pius X School
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    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 542 students
    5 miles
    75 Upper Loudon Rd
    Albany, NY 12211
    (518) 465-4539
    5 PK-8
  • Jacksonville
    Grades: K-12 | 26 students
    952.8 miles
    1351 Sprinkle Drive
    Jacksonville, FL 32211
    (904) 744-5110
    952.8 K-12
  • Albany
    Grades: 9-12 | 114 students
    3.3 miles
    99 Slingerland Street
    Albany, NY 12202
    (518) 463-2247
    3.3 9-12
  • Albany
    Grades: PK-12 | 237 students
    5.4 miles
    374 Loudon Road
    Albany, NY 12211
    (518) 434-6051
    5.4 PK-12

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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