Application Process


Thank you for your interest in Holy Names Academy! The admission process for incoming 9th-grade students in Fall 2021 is complete. For late applications, please contact the Admissions Office. The admission process for incoming 9th-grade students in Fall 2022 begins in September 2021. To provide for the health and safety of Holy Names Academy students, faculty, staff, and visitors throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, all admissions events and requirements are subject to change. Please contact the Admissions Office for additional information and updates at admissions@holynames-sea.org.
We encourage you to check out our admissions video and virtual tours to learn more about HNA from our incredible students.

Incoming 9th-Grade Students for Fall 2022:

The following steps outline the typical admission process. To provide for the health and safety of Holy Names Academy students, faculty, staff, and visitors throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, all admissions events and requirements are subject to change.

  1. Join us for our Fall Open House for incoming 9th-grade students for Fall 2022 on October 24, 2021, but until then: 
  2. View a 1-hour Open House Webinar for Prospective Families (held Oct. 19, 2020): Click here to watch.
  3. View a 40-minute Financial Aid and Admissions Information Webinar (held Nov. 16, 2020, on Zoom): Click here to watch.
  4. Holy Names Academy looks forward to hosting prospective students in Fall 2021. Check back in September 2021 for more information. 
  5. Complete the Student Application for Admission to Holy Names Academy. The application deadline for the Fall of 2022 will be Thursday, January 6, 2022. The application fee is $35. Applications may be made beginning in September 2021. 
  6. Register for the HNA Scholarship/ Placement Exam which will be given on December 11 & 12, 2021. 
  7. Beginning in September 2021, submit the Confidential School Report Fillable Form and Confidential Teacher Evaluation Fillable Form (PDF) to the student's current principal. Ask her/him to complete the form and forward it directly to Holy Names Academy. NOTE: This is a common form used by several Seattle-area Catholic high schools and may be photocopied for multiple uses.
    In addition, your principal should forward directly to HNA a copy of the following:
    • Official transcript/permanent record
    • Standardized test scores from current/previous years
    • Report cards from the preceding two years
    • Grades/progress reports from the current year
How to Create a Ravenna Profile, Register for the Exam, & Apply to HNA

  1. On the Ravenna login homepage, create an account OR login to an existing account
  2. Click the green "Explore/Apply to a school" button on the student's application page
  3. Choose "Seattle Area" in the Region drop-down
  4. Enter "Holy Names Academy" in the "Filter By Name" field
  5. Select "Holy Names Academy"
  6. Click the green "Apply" button
  7. To Register for the Admissions Exam: Scroll down to the "Additional Steps" section of the application, the "Admissions Exam" is listed at the top.
    • Click the "Register for an event" link and register for Saturday, December 11, 2021, or Sunday, December 12, 2021.
  8. To Apply to Holy Names Academy: You will find the application link at the bottom of the "Application Process" section. The School Report/Transcript Request, Teacher Evaluation form, and Financial Aid information can be found under "Additional Steps"
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Transfer Students:

The admissions process for transfer students is the same as for incoming 9th-grade students (see above). It is recommended that applicants for the 10th grade submit standardized test scores (from within the last two years) or take the HNA Scholarship/ Placement Exam. Applicants for the 11th grade are not required to take the exam but are encouraged to include their most recent standardized exam scores with their application.

All application materials should be directed to: 

Dr. Marianne McGah
Vice Principal of Academics
Holy Names Academy
728 21st Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98112-4022

Admissions Exam

Along with the HNA application, prospective students should submit standardized test scores from within the last two years. The applicant’s middle school should be able to include the scores with transcripts. Please contact the HNA Admissions Office with any questions at (206) 720-7805. The test scores are among several components used to determine admission status, placement, and scholarship awards.

DATES TO NOTE FOR ADMISSION IN FALL 2022

  • Holy Names Academy Prospective Family Open Houses

    Please plan to join us for four our fall Open House on Sunday, October 24, 2021, featuring HNA administrators and current students and parents. Attending an Open House is optional but recommended.

    Families from all middle schools are welcome to attend whichever evening is most convenient. Catholic High School Information Nights will take place in October 2020, dates TBD.

  • Financial Aid & Admissions Information Webinar

    We invite you to watch a 40-minute Financial Aid and Admissions Information Webinar held via Zoom on November 16, 2020: click here to  view on YouTube

  • HNA Scholarship/ Placement Exam

    Along with your application, register for the HNA Scholarship/ Placement Exam which will be given on December 11 & 12, 2021. ​Registration will be available as part of the online application process. Please contact the HNA Admissions Office with any questions at (206) 720-7805.

  • Financial Aid

    Separate application. The application process will open in November 2021. Click here for more information on Financial Aid, Tuition, and Scholarships.
    Deadline: Thursday, December 31, 2021. 

  • Application Deadline

    Thursday, January 6, 2022

  • Decision Letters Mailed

    Thursday, February 17, 2022

  • New Student Reply Forms and Registration Fee Due

    Thursday, March 3, 2022, by noon.

  • 9th-Grade Registration

    Sunday, March 6, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m .

  • WALK & talk tuesdays for 8th grade parents

    We invite current 8th grade parents to join us for a brief overview of the admissions process, meet administrators, and tour the school. Please RSVP below!

    RSVP for Walk & Talk Tuesdays 8th Grade Parents

We're excited to help you start your application to Holy Names Academy!

Schedule a Visit Day at HNA for the student in Fall 2021.  Spending a school day at HNA is optional but recommended.

The exam is required. The exam pre-registration fee is $40 and is non-refundable.

The exam begins at 8:15 a.m.; pick-up is at 12:45 p.m.

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