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Holy Name School opened in September 1941. Our school has continued to grow under the leadership of 7 Pastors since 1941. The Sisters of Mercy were a critical part of our school's foundation and we continue to be supported by the Canossian Sisters. Our first lay principal, Mrs. Noreen Murphy, began in 1985 and retired after 21 years of dedicated service. Mrs. Judy Cosmos lovingly served as principal from 2008 - 2015 and continues to serve as one of our substitute teachers. The next principal, Mrs. Natalie Cirigliano-Brosnan spearheaded the Seismic Retrofit project and integrated technology into all classrooms when she served between 2015 - 2019. Our current principal, Mr. Michael Miller, has served as principal for the past 4 years and guided the Holy Name School community through the Covid-19 pandemic, ensuring that student and teacher health was protected while maintaining the academic rigor and social importance to being in an in-person school environment. His vision is to continue to innovate and expand the academic and co-curricular offerings and to ready the school for the mid-21st century for Holy Name students and families. Holy Name School has proudly nourished its students for over 80 years!


This year's tuition is $9000 for Plan A families and $10,400 for Plan B families. Sibling discounts are offered.


Approximately 370 students come to Holy Name School from all over San Francisco and San Mateo County. We are a single grade Kindergarten to 5th grade with double-graded junior high 6th through 8th grades. The class size is approximately 30 students in each homeroom.

Ethnic Distribution of School

Holy Name School prides itself in its diverse population. We believe our diversity helps to establish a culture of respect throughout the school and cultures are celebrated throughout the year with our annual International Food Fest, Feast Days and Patron Saint Days of countries, and through remembrances, teachings, and inspiration from cultural and valuable leaders of color.

School Hours

Our regular school hours are 8:00 am to 3:00 pm except for Mondays, which are from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Teacher in-service days are held on the fourth Monday of each month and other various days of teacher professional development, and those hours are from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. The Main Office is open from 7:15 am to 3:45 pm.


Holy Name School is located in the Sunset District on the corner of Lawton and 40th Avenue. The Muni 29, 71 buses and the N-Judah streetcar stop within two blocks from our school. We have a convenient and safe drop-off and pick-up process for students being driven to school.


The dress code at Holy Name has always been an important part of the school’s effort to create an atmosphere conducive to learning. Uniforms can be purchased through the school sponsored uniform companies, Dennis Uniforms and Classic Designs. Free dress days and Panther Spirit Wear Fridays are available throughout the school year to promote individuality, diversity, and school spirit.

WCEA/ WASC Accredited

Holy Name Catholic School is accredited by the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA) a part of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). In 2021, Holy Name School received a 6-year accreditation. WCEA accredits Catholic elementary and secondary schools in nine western states (26 archdioceses) and the US Territory of Guam. WCEA co-accredits and is in partnership with three Regional agencies (WASC, NAAS, NCA) and two private agencies (CAIS and HAIS). WCEA began in 1957 in San Francisco and has a long and successful history of assisting school improvement through the accreditation process.