Our son transferred from public school to Holy Name mid-school year, 7th grade. We couldn't be happier. We were lucky enough to get into HN on such short notice and have been so happy with the teachers and the course work they are providing. The classwork has been more challenging and has given us confidence that what he is learning will prep him well for high school. I would highly recommend any parent looking for a more focused learning experience, especially in Math (they offer 3 levels of math) to come and meet the teachers and kids. Our son has surprisingly learned to also love English, a subject he has struggled with in the past. Most of the credit belongs to the Literature teacher who he says keeps things fun and interesting.
This is our daughter's second year at Holy Name and it's been a very positive experience. This school is everything we were looking: strong academics, smaller class sizes, safe and nurturing environment, great principal, teachers and staff. On top of that,Holy Name has a very strong sense of a community with very much involved parents. Our daughter likes every moment spent in school and that tells us that we made a right choice.
We moved our daughter to Holy Name from FAIS and it has been wonderful. She never wanted to go to school before and now she is up and ready every morning. We are so thrilled we found this school as it embodies the same values that we do even though we are not Catholic. Not only are we getting a great education for our child they teach the students to be good people and good citizens of their community and their world. The teachers thus far have been great and while we miss the previous principal, our new principal is really great and is going to be wonderful for our school.
Holy Name offers our three children an academic and nuturing environment. They are not just watched they are cared for. The extended care is AMAZING. The team at extended care is loving and constantly working with our children one on one: making seasonal projects, playing sports and helping with homework. Academically our children are exposed to many new approaches to learning. The teachers are top notch and reach our children daily. The community had been a wonderful place: festivals, potlucks and season events. Holy Name is a hidden gem in the Sunset. We love our school!
We love Holy Name! I went here and it has only gotten better with age! My children always come home with smiles on their faces. They LOVE going to extended care where they can hang out with their friends (but only after they finish their homework). There's a real sense of community in the school. The parents are really involved. The staff is friendly and always helpful. The new principal has made some wonderful advances to bring this school into the current technology age. The academics is geared so that everyone can learn at their own pace and still get the same results. Great school!
My kids have been in Holy Name for 4 years now and we are very happy about our decision to transfer our kids here. The staff, parents, and the children are really a community here - everyone for the most part knows each other, looks out for each other and each other's kids, and the teachers and staff are always willing and able to help in any situation. The academics are well structured and I can see that the Principal and teachers are always finding ways to improve and challenge the kids in new ways.
We transferred our child to Holy Name from a nearby Lutheran school and the decision was a blessing in disguise. The children here are strong in their academics especially in the areas of science and math. I like how this school does not try to inculcate their Catholic beliefs to the children and parents. Within a week, our child made a lot of new friends and the staff and principal were instrumental in helping with this process. If you are looking for a supportive and well-rounded school, your child is at the right place.
I feel so blessed to have my child at HNS! The academics are top notch and they have really worked hard to make the school current with a brand new science room, computer room and library. The students are more than ready for high school, and they are good, kind kids! The community of parents are a wonderful support and the Principal is amazing.
Typical private school with all the politics that you expect. There is a lot of favoritism between staff parents and if you aren't in the circle than you will not enjoy your time there. I struggle using the word program for the sports program because a program means there is structure and a way of doing things that is cheap and very lazy. If your kids love sports this is NOT the place for you. I gave it 3 stars because my kid likes it there because of the friends he/she has. Okay if you dont get approved for anywhere else. Parents are the ones left to organize and run everything with resistance at every turn when requests are made. The teachers excuse for not being good is to say your kid might need extra help or tutoring that they conveniently have for more $$ of course.