Academics

The Academy of the Holy Names, a center of academic excellence, aspires to educate students in a diverse, faith-based community, fostered by the charism and values of the Sisters of the Holy Names. The Holy Names’ tradition nurtures and develops students’ personal gifts and prepares them to engage in the issues and challenges of their times as leaders.


In the pursuit of academic excellence, AHN challenges its graduates to be life-long learners who will serve others with integrity and compassion as stewards of the mission. The Academy is committed to educating 21st century students who are effective communicators and collaborators; globally aware, independent, confident and responsible learners and citizens; and critical and creative thinkers, innovators and problem solvers.

Four questions remain in the forefront as the school advances its mission: What do we want students to learn? How will we know when they learn it? How will we respond when students experience difficulty? How do we respond when a student is proficient?

The design of the academic and co-curricular programs in the Elementary and High Schools reflects the Academy's mission and SNJM charism. Elementary School programs educate the whole child and progress to meeting the needs of middle school students in preparation for the high school curriculum, which in turn meets the needs of college-bound young women. The introduction of vertical teaming among divisions strengthens the progression of these academic goals. In the Elementary and High Schools, curriculum and program development is a cooperative effort between administration and faculty. Each discipline continually reviews and strives to apply best practices in all areas of instruction.

The Academy of the Holy names is accredited by AdvancED, the Florida Council of Independent Schools, the Florida Catholic Conference and the Florida Kindergarten Council.

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