Mission & Philosophy
Holy Name is a welcoming and diverse Catholic school committed to offering its students a safe and academically challenging environment. We constantly evolve to meet the needs of the modern student. Holy Name works in partnership with families to empower each student to achieve his or her highest level of scholarship, while demonstrating Christ-like values in their daily lives.
Holy Name is a vibrant Catholic School, in the Outer Sunset District of San Francisco, where each child is valued and encouraged to be a committed member of our diverse Christian community. Our students have many skills, interests and learning styles and our goal at Holy Name is to recognize and celebrate each child's strengths. We encourage them to be aware of their own visible learning in order to have a stronger impact on their academic and social successes. At the center of everything that we do are the messages and teachings of Jesus. Through His example, we, the faculty and staff of Holy Name, aim to make school a safe and joyful place, and strive to create a stimulating and caring Catholic environment in which each child feels confident, secure and valued.
The children are at the heart of every decision we make. We strive to meet the needs of each child in order for them to achieve their full potential. Working with students and parents, the primary educators of their children, we focus on developing a love and understanding of the teachings of the Catholic Church, God and each other. Holy Name School fosters a close connection between home, school, parish and the wider community. We ensure effective implementation of the Archdiocesan Standards with high academic expectations and encourage Holy Name students to be Christ-Like, resourceful problem solvers and outstanding citizens, who are scholarly and self-respecting members of society.