To Be, Rather Than to Seem

Application Process

Admission to the Academy of the Holy Names is based on the school's ability to meet the needs of the applicant and the applicant's potential to benefit from the school's philosophy and rigorous, college preparatory program. 

Our program best serves students who:
  • Have a solid foundation in academics.
  • Are self-disciplined and well organized.
  • Value a multicultural community.
  • Are kind, respectful, responsible, and contributing citizens.
  • Can successfully balance academic challenges with co-curricular activities.
  • Are open to spiritual growth and development.


Application Deadlines


High School

December 6, 2019

Supplemental Forms Deadline

January 10, 2020

Lower and Middle School

February 7, 2019

The Academy's online application process is through Veracross. Please begin the process below!

*In order to apply for pre-kindergarten, applicants must be 4 by September 1st.

If you are applying to kindergarten

Thank you for your interest in the Academy of the Holy Names' kindergarten program. With a full pre-kindergarten, we do not anticipate any openings for our 2020-2021 kindergarten class. At this time, we will be screening applicants for a Wait List that will only open if members of our current pre-K program choose to not re-enroll. 

The Academy's kindergarten program is rigorous. If your child is not in a pre-K program this year or you feel he or she may benefit from another year to develop socially, emotionally, or academically, we encourage you to screen to be considered for our pre-K program.

If you would like to screen for the kindergarten Wait List, please email Amanda Faunce at

If you are applying to 9th grade

Admissions Exam

The Academy administers the High School Placement Test (HSPT) from Scholastic Testing Service, Inc. to all prospective 9th-graders. Applicants for admission for fall 2020 may take the exam on Saturday, December 7, 2019

The exam is one of several components used to determine admission status, placement, and scholarship awards. It consists of a writing sample as well as standardized, multiple-choice questions with sections in verbal and mathematical areas. Each section is timed according to its length. 

Students should arrive for the exam by 8:15 a.m. The exam will end at approximately 12:30 p.m.; students should be picked up at this time. The school will provide snacks and drinks and students will have a restroom break mid-morning. Students will not need to bring a calculator or pencil; all necessary materials are provided.

Admissions Decisions

The decision announcements for the Class of 2024 are scheduled to be e-mailed mid-February. Decisions will be made on a rolling basis in spring 2020 for transfer students applying to enter grade 10 or higher.

Applicants who meet AHN’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 may subsequently reapply for admission as a transfer student. There are no other wait lists, such as a wait list for applications.

Family Interview

An interview is encouraged for every applicant. A parent and the applicant need to be present at the interview. Interviews are typically scheduled during school hours, between 8:15 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., throughout the week, however special accommodations can be considered. Appointments should be made in advance. Interviews must be completed by January 10, 2020. Contact Amanda Faunce at 813-839-5371, ext. 373 or to schedule your interview.

Your log-in information, including instructions to create a password, was sent to the email you used to start the application. Please check all folders, including junk or spam, if you need instructions for initial account setup.  


The Academy of the Holy Names admits students of any race, faith, nationality or ethnic origin, and gives to all students rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to all members of the student body. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, faith, nationality or ethnic origin in the administration of educational policies, admission policies or tuition-assistance programs, athletics or other school-administered programs.

The Academy of the Holy Names requires enrolling students to submit a Florida Department of Health Certificate of Immunization as provided for in Florida Statute 1003.22 as a condition precedent to acceptance. The Academy of the Holy Names does not recognize a religious objection to this immunization.



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