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 tour 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. View a 1-hour Open House Webinar for Prospective Families: Click here to watch.
  2. View a 40-minute Financial Aid and Admissions Information Webinar (held Nov. 16, 2020, on Zoom): Click here to watch.
  3. Holy Names Academy looks forward to hosting prospective students in Fall 2021, more info to follow. 
  4. 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 can be submitted in either of two ways:
    • Online via Ravenna Solutions. Applications may be made beginning in September 2021.  Families can create an account or log in with an existing account, then choose Holy Names Academy from the School Directory.
    • Or submit a written application form  (PDF) to HNA via postal mail or in-person beginning in September 2021.
  5. Along with your application, submit recent standardized test scores (within the last two years) or register for the HNA Admissions Exam, given on December 11 & 12, 2021. Registration for the exam will be available as part of the online application process. 
  6. 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 Holy Names Academy Admissions 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

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. 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.

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 tour to learn more about HNA from our incredible students.

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