A Message from Liz Swift, Head of School and Principal

June 3, 2020

This past week has brought pain and hurt to an already uncertain time and has touched all our lives. It is hard to watch the senseless killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis without a deep sense of sorrow and anger. We recognize the need for our students, even in this last week of virtual learning, to have the opportunity to process the events of this past week. Hopefully, the opportunities planned for this week will provide meaningful ways to process these events and to talk honestly about race and racism. This is not a conversation that will end with the closing of the school year, but a dialogue that must continue if real change is to happen. The challenge for our country and school will be to find productive and peaceful solutions to injustice—in all its forms.

Black Lives Matter.

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Holy Names Academy stands united with the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, whose statement to respect human life and reject racism can be found here.

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