Getting to Know AHN

General Description: The Academy of the Holy Names is an independent, Catholic school that consists of a pre-K through grade 8 co-educational elementary school and a college preparatory high school for young women. It is highly respected in the Tampa Bay area as a school committed to academic excellence in an environment where care and compassion for the individual are fostered.

Founding Date: 1881. We are the second oldest school in Florida.

President of the School: Mr. Art Raimo

School Mission: The Academy of the Holy Names is an independent, Catholic, coeducational elementary school and a college preparatory high school for young women, sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. Our mission is to develop the spiritual, academic, personal and physical growth of each student within an atmosphere of care and concern, while providing quality educational opportunities for students of diverse ethnic, economic and religious backgrounds, and encouraging each student to realize his/her full potential as an intelligent and culturally, spiritually and socially aware individual.

Size of Campus: 19 acres fronting scenic Bayshore Boulevard, close to downtown Tampa and with easy access to major highways serving the suburban communities of the Tampa Bay area.

School Colors: Blue and Gold

School Motto: Esse Quam Videri – To Be, Rather Than to Seem


Enrollment: 920 total in the Elementary School (grades pre-Kindergarten-8, co-ed) and High School (grades 9-12, all girls)

Number of Volunteer Hours Served by Students Annually: The Class of 2016 served more than 26,600 community service hours in their four years at AHN. The remaining student body contributed more than 17,000 hours in the 2015-2016 school year.

Diversity: 33.1% American Indian – Native, African-American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic or Multiracial

Commitment to Diversity: At the Academy of the Holy Names, we are committed to recognizing and appreciating the variety of characteristics that make individuals unique and to fostering an atmosphere that promotes and celebrates individual and collective achievement. AHN embraces a diverse community of students, faculty and staff.

Purposeful initiatives that both directly and indirectly encourage respect for this diversity include scholarship programs, community action initiatives and strategic recruiting of talented faculty. The Academy also directly supports professional development programs that help better prepare our faculty to realize the potential of each and every student, parent, teacher and staff member who is a part of our immediate and extended community.

Percentage of Students Who are Accepted to College: 100%

Scholarship Monies Offered: The 98 members of the Class of 2016 earned $9.5 million in college scholarships.


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.


Number of Faculty: 88
Faculty with Advanced Degrees: 42 with master’s degrees, 4 with a second master’s degree, 2 with a doctorate degree


Number of Advanced Placement Courses: 17


School Mascot: Jaguar

High School Varsity Sports Offered: basketball, cheerleading*, cross country, crew, dance, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field and volleyball

* AHN students may participate on Jesuit High School's cheerleading team.

Middle School Sports Offered: baseball, basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field and volleyball. As a pre-kindergarten-12 school, the Florida High School Athletic Association allows girls in middle school to participate in high school sports in certain situations.

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