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Principal's Message

Welcome to Holy Name School!

HN PrincipalThank you for your interest in Holy Name School, a wonderful school rich in tradition and history and set in the heart of the Sunset District. Since 1941 Holy Name School has provided its students with a strong spiritual foundation and a rigorous high school preparatory education. Thousands of families have been a part of Holy Name School through the years. These families as well as our current families, make up the foundation of our Holy Name community, a community that simply put, you want to be a part of.

At Holy Name School, each student is expected to achieve his or her highest level of scholarship while learning values to help them become compassionate, contributing and responsible members of society. Our teachers actively support the school's mission by recognizing the unique needs and self-worth of all students. Our curriculum follows the directives of the Archdiocese of San Francisco and is aligned with the California State Standards. We are constantly exploring new academic programs to ensure we stay at the top of the academic arena while always reviewing and enhancing our current academic offerings. Our curriculum is designed to appropriately challenge students at all levels of learning.

We are excited to be able to offer our students so many unique experiences. In addition to having core classes in math, English language arts, history and science, Holy Name offers co-curricular courses focusing on creative art, physical education, music, technology, foreign language, and library classes. All families are able to choose Mandarin or Spanish for their children to study during the school day. Our K-4th grade classrooms are fully stocked with ipads for digital resources and our 5th-8th graders have school-issued and monitored Chromebooks. Junior High provides our students with even more collaborative and hands on academic opportunities in the classroom. It also helps to further prepare students for high school as they learn how to manage their courses and assignments through Google Classroom and our school's online communication and grading hub, Beehively. Each classroom is equpiped with the latest technology and LCD SmartScreens to bring learning to life. Our Tech Center has 36 iMacs and three 3D printers that allow students to learn basic computer skills, typing abilities, and coding that allow for the use of real-world technological skills.

Our students start every morning as a community, gathering together for a morning prayer. Students engage in age appropriate religious education as well as celebrate weekly Mass as a school community. Catholic students are prepared for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Communion, and Confirmation. Though we teach Catholicism, many of our students are not Catholic, which allows for awareness, appreciation, and respect of other religions. Students who do not receive the Sacraments are encouraged to participate to the degree they are comfortable with and are always warmly welcomed at every faith-based event.

We are blessed to have a wonderful community of parents who are actively involved in their children’s educational, spiritual and emotional development. They work closely with our teachers, staff and parish, and they are a very important part of our school’s warm and enthusiastic environment.

As you browse our website or tour our school, I am confident that you will get a sense of how much our school has to offer and that we truly are a special place that is alive with activities and the joy of learning.

Please don't hesitate to contact the school office for further information regarding our school, to set up a school tour, or to let us know how we can support you further in the application process. Thank you for your interest in Holy Name School. We look forwarding to meeting you!

Michael Miller, Principal