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Admissions Process

Application Process

  • Attend a tour and pick up an application at the school Office (or click below to print the application).
  • Return your completed application with the required documentation. Click the application letter below for a list of required documentation

  • APPLICATION DUE DATES
    • for early acceptance/registration:
      • for those enrolled in Holy Name Preschool or siblings of current HN students: Wednesday, December 1st, 2021
      • for those not enrolled in Holy Name Preschool or new to Holy Name: Wednesday, December 15th, 2021
    • for standard acceptance/registration:
      • Wednesday, January 19th, 2021 *subject to wait list based on early acceptance enrollment

  • SHADOW DATES AND STAR TEST ASSESSMENTS
    • You will be contacted by phone or email to schedule your child's testing appointment.
    • Virtual Assessment Dates/Times:
      • HN Preschool only: December 3rd, 2021
      • General Applicants: January 7th, 8th, 9th, 2022
  • Kindergarten Applicants: We would like to see your child in a social setting in the Kindergarten classroom. We are looking to see if they can follow basic directions and how they interact with other children and adults on staff. We will be asking them to identify and write some letters and numbers and participate in various activities set up around the classroom.
  • 1st-8th Grade Applicants: All 1st-8th Grade Applicants will be asked to schedule a virtual shadow day where they will act as a Holy Name student for a day. During this shadow experience, applicants will be assessed in their reading comprehension, writing, and math abilities using the Archdiocese of San Francisco's Renaissance STAR assessment.
  • for continued acceptance/registration:
    • Shadows will be schedule after January 19th, however will be based on availability from those already registered

  • ACCEPTANCE LETTERS:
    • will be emailed on Friday, January 14th at 4:00 pm for early acceptance/registration students
    • All other applicants will be notified about the admission decision within two weeks of their assessments (after the initial Acceptance Letter posting in January).

The elementary schools of the Archdiocese of San Francisco admit students of any race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded to or made available to students at these schools. Our schools do not un-lawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color and national and/or ethnic origin, age, sex or disability in administration of educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs. Likewise our schools do not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of sex, age, handicap, race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin.


2022-2023 Application Letter and Requirements

Holy Name Application

HN Applicant Teacher Recommendation Form
Holy Name Information page 1
Holy Name Information page 2

Transfer Students

We accept transfer applications on an individual case basis. Please contact us at (415) 731-4077 for more information.

Waitlist Information

Holy Name School strives to provide space for all interested families; however, we do have waitlists for some grade levels. For this reason we encourage you to inquire about all classes as soon as possible in order to ensure that your child does not miss out on the opportunity to receive a Holy Name education!

If you are interested in being placed on a waitlist, please follow the Application Process listed under the Admissions Process page. Students will be placed on grade level waitlists according to the order in which completed applications are received.