FAQ list of Holy Names Academy

  • Is financial aid available?

    Yes, for the 2022-2023 school year, over a third (35.7%) of all HNA students received some level of aid.

  • Are academic scholarships awarded?

    Yes. A limited number of scholarships, either one-time or renewable, are offered at the time of acceptance, and are based on academic merit as shown by the student’s grades, her scores on the HNA Scholarship/Placement Exam, teacher evaluation, school report, and the contents of her application form. No separate application is required for academic scholarships. Consideration for scholarships requires taking the HNA Scholarship/Placement Exam and timely submission of all application materials.

  • When will I know if my daughter is admitted?

    Decision letters for the Class of 2027 -- and transfer students applying by the January 5, 2023, deadline -- will be mailed on Thursday, February 16, 2023. 

  • Is there a waitlist?

    Applicants who meet HNA’s admissions criteria may sometimes be placed on a wait-list in February if the number of qualified applicants exceeds the capacity of the incoming 9th-grade class. Applicants on that wait-list will hear from the school no later than June; those who cannot be accommodated must subsequently re-apply for admission as a transfer student. There are no other wait-lists, such as a wait-list for applications.

  • How do students get to school?

    Our morning shuttle service, carpools, and public transportation are the most common ways students travel to and from school. For more information on transportation options, please visit our Transportation page.

  • What counseling services does Holy Names Academy offer students?

    Holy Names Academy has two full-time College Counselors and two full-time Academic Mentors. To read more about our counseling services, please use the links below.

  • Does Holy Names Academy offer accommodation services?

    Yes. Accommodation services provided by the Academic Mentors include:

    • Academic support, including study skills, time management, and organization.
    • Coordination of accommodations plans for students with documented learning disabilities and/or health issues.
    • Personal counseling that is brief and solution-focused; referrals for longer-term needs.
    • Tutoring, either by connecting students with a peer tutor or providing referrals for outside, professional tutors.
  • Our family is not Catholic; will my daughter fit in at Holy Names Academy?

    Yes. In fact, 44.4% of current Holy Names Academy students come from non-Catholic families. We welcome not only students but also faculty and staff from Catholic and non-Catholic backgrounds alike. In keeping with the school’s Mission Statement, we believe in fostering a diverse community to best prepare our students for life after Holy Names Academy, which includes religious diversity.

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