To Be, Rather Than to Seem

Application Process

Welcome! The Academy of the Holy Names is a Catholic coeducational pre-K, elementary and middle school and a college preparatory high school for young women, sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary.

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.

Lower & Middle School Applications:

Applications for the 2023-24 school year are now closed and will reopen for the 2024-25 school year in September. The application deadline for Pre-K and grades K-8 was February 3, 2023.

High School Applications:

Applications for the 2023-24 school year are now closed and will reopen for the 2024-25 school year in September. The application deadline for grades 9-12 was December 2, 2022.

If you are interested in learning more, please fill out an inquiry form so we can be in touch.

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

Admissions Checklist

Dates & Deadlines for the 2022-23 Admissions Season

  • 9/6/22: Applications Open
  • 10/23/22: High School Open House
  • 11/3/22: Lower & Middle School Fall Open House (grades Pre to K-8)
  • 12/2/22: High School Application Deadline
  • 12/3/22: High School Entrance Exam
  • 12/31/22: Financial Aid Deadline for all Families
  • 1/10/23: High School Transcript and Teacher Recommendations Due
  • 1/24/23: Lower & Middle School Spring Open House (grades Pre to K-8)
  • 2/3/23: Lower & Middle School Application Deadline (grades Pre to K-8)
  • 2/4/23: Lower & Middle School Entrance Exam (grades Pre to K-8)
  • 2/10/23: High School Admissions Decisions Announced
  • 2/15/23: Pre-K Screenings
  • 2/16/23: Pre-K Screenings
  • 3/1/23: Lower & Middle School Admissions Decisions Announced

If you are interested in pursuing the Academy for your child(ren), please contact Amanda Faunce, Admissions Assistant, at 813-839-5371 ext. 373 for information or to schedule a tour.


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.

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