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How to Apply

We are delighted you are interested in the Academy of the Holy Names! Admissions 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. We look forward to getting to know your family and working with you through the application process.


What is the application process?

Key Admissions Dates

lower school (grades pre-k to 4):
  • 9/5: Applications open!
  • 11/7: Pre-K Open House | 9:00 - 10:30 AM
  • 12/31: Financial aid deadline
  • 1/16: Open House |  5:00 - 6:30 PM
  • 2/2: Applications deadline
  • 2/3: Entrance exam (1-4; K on a later date)
  • 2/7 & 2/8: Pre-K Screenings
MIDDLE SCHOOL (Grades 5 to 8):
  • 9/5: Applications open!
  • 11/7: Middle School Open House | 12:00 - 1:30 PM
  • 12/31: Financial aid deadline
  • 1/16: Open House | 5:00 - 6:30 PM
  • 2/2: Applications deadline
  • 2/3: Entrance exam
HIGH SCHOOL (All-Girls, Grades 9 to 12):
  • 9/5: Applications open!
  • 10/29: Open House | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
  • 11/14: Open House | 6:00 - 8:00 PM
  • 12/1: Applications deadline
  • 12/2: Entrance exam (9th grade applicants only) | 8:00 AM 
  • 12/31: Financial aid deadline
  • 1/9: Transcripts and teacher recommendations deadline

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High School transfer Applicants

Notice to potential transfer students to Academy of the Holy Names High School in the rising Classes of 2025, 2026, 2027 for the 2024-25 school year:

We welcome transfer applicants to the high school division, based on availability.  The window to apply for a spot in any of the rising grades 10, 11 & 12 closes Friday, February 2, 2024.  Notification will be provided to all applicants about admission status on a rolling basis for students with completed applications in mid February 2024.  Any student that applies beyond the February 2, 2024 deadline will be directed to reapply for admission in the 2025-26 school year.  The application portal for the 2025-26 school year will be available in early September 2024.

Transfer Student Qualifications and Process:

For those considering mid-year admission, we encourage applications by December 1 of the previous year. To be eligible for evaluation, transfer students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Academic Standing: Be in good academic standing at the previous institution.
  2. Standardized Testing: Provide standardized testing demonstrating a strong aptitude for learning.
  3. Attendance and Discipline: Exhibit exemplary attendance, and disciplinary records must be impeccable.
  4. Placement Testing: Be willing to take any placement testing and/or remediation guided by the High School office.
  5. Personal Interview: Schedule a personal interview with the Placement Committee.

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.