Mission Statement & School Profile   top

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Mission Statement

Holy Names Academy, the oldest continually operating school in the State of Washington, was founded by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary on November 9, 1880. This Catholic secondary school serves young women of diverse ethnic, economic, and religious backgrounds. The unique character of a Holy Names education is achieved in various complementary ways.

We teach, model, and promote Gospel values. This heritage is transmitted to students through school policies, academic programs, and co-curricular activities that encourage personal growth and respect for others. The Academy seeks to prepare young women for lives of leadership and loving service through excellent academic offerings and meaningful student life programs. The academic curriculum challenges students to develop their scholastic capabilities and individual talents through a four-year program of college preparatory courses. An extensive student leadership program offers multiple avenues for participation.

Holy Names Academy seeks to prepare educated women for a life that proclaims the love of God for the human person. Instructed in an atmosphere that fosters the formation of a conscious ethical stance, young women who graduate from the Academy will discover the power that is theirs to direct their lives in peace, justice, and mercy––a manner befitting those whose faith inspires others. We pledge ourselves to preserve the lasting values of our tradition while we design the Academy of the future.

Policy of Nondiscrimination

Holy Names Academy admits students of any race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, or national origin in its administration or policies.

 Policy of Non-Harassment

Holy Names Academy strictly prohibits harassment of any kind. Holy Names Academy believes that all students, faculty, and staff members must be allowed to work in an environment free from harassment, discrimination, intimidation, hazing, or bullying. Such actions include any systematic or repeated attempts to inflict emotional, psychological, or physical distress on another person.  The school reserves the right to discipline students  for conduct occurring on or off school property.

Faculty & Staff   top

Faculty at Washington's Best Workplaces Awards

Holy Names Academy Business Manager Francis Olson (L) and Athletic Director Lacey London celebrate
the fourth annual honor from the Puget Sound Business Journal ranking the school among "Washington's Best Workplaces" (Aug. 2018).

One of "Washington's Best Workplaces 2018"
Puget Sound Business Journal

One of "America's Most Challenging High Schools"
Washington Post


Alvarado, Angel
BA Foreign Languages/Spanish, MA Teaching, Seattle University

Anderson, Amy
Fine Arts Department Chair, Visual Arts
BA Interdisciplinary Visual Arts, University of Washington; MA Teaching, Seattle University

Antilla, Jocelyn
Development Assistant
Medical Assisting Certificate, Bellevue College

Argueta, Francisco

Ayer, Elizabeth
BA Art History, MA Modern Thought and Literature, Stanford University

Bachhuber, Michael
Science Department Chair, Biology, Environmental Science
BS Wildlife Sciences, University of Washington; MA Teaching, Seattle University

Briner, Darren  
Director of IT and School Plant
AA, South Seattle Community College

Bromfield, Val
Receptionist, Chapel Weddings Coordinator

Butler, Adam
BA History, Gonzaga University; MA History, Providence College

Cavanaugh, Tricia ’03
Religion, Campus Ministry
BA Psychology and Theology, University of Portland; MA Teaching, Seattle Pacific University

Clark, Teri
Academic Administrative Assistant
BS Business Administration, University of LaVerne

Coulton, Maureen
Mathematics, Computer Science
BS Mathematics, MA Education, University of Notre Dame

Crowell, Dawn

Dallman, Barbara
Executive Assistant to the Head of School/Principal, Secretary to Board of Trustees

Dawson, Kim
Vice Principal of Student Life, English
BA English, MA Teaching, Seattle University

DeBoer, Rose
BA English, College of Saint Benedict; MA Religious Education, Loyola University (New Orleans)

Dees, SNJM, Sister Dorothy
Library Assistant
BA English, Marylhurst College; MA American Literature, College of the Holy Names

Denby, Eileen
Admissions and Marketing Director
BA History, Seattle University

Diefenbach, Megan
College Counselor
BA Journalism  and Mass Communications, MEd Student Development Administration, Seattle University

Doyle, Veronica
BA Spanish, BA Humanities, Seattle University; MA Spanish and Latin American Literatures & Cultures, New York University in Madrid; MA Teaching, Seattle Pacific University

Draggoo, Kimberly
BA English, University of Puget Sound; MA English, MA Teaching, Boston College

Drake, Abby ’96
Social Studies
BA History, Linfield College; MS Education, Walden University

Dworshak, SNJM, Sister Mary Annette
BA English, Fort Wright College; MA Philosophy, Gonzaga University

Eiken, Jennifer
BA French/Political Science/Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs, Miami University of Ohio; MA French, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Ficele-Bowen, Kim
International Language Department Chair, Spanish
BA Foreign Languages/Spanish, University of Washington; MA Spanish Language & Culture,
University of Salamanca

Foust, Marnie
Auction & Deck the Dome Coordinator
BA Psychology, Whitman College

Gavino-Lutu, Ruth
Social Studies Department Chair, Social Studies
BS Psychology, University of Washington; MA Teaching, Seattle University

Groppo, Aoife Gallagher ’00
Alumnae Director
BS Mathematics, University of Portland; JD, Seattle University

Haley, Kelly
BA Physical Education, MS Human Movement and Performance, MA Education,
Western Washington University

Haller, Avery ’11
Development Associate
BA Anthropology, Davidson College

Harris-Campf, Sean
Social Studies
BA Political Science, Whitman College; MA Teaching, Willamette University

Hawes, Jen ’98
Academic Mentor/Counselor
BA History, New York University; M.Phil Modern European History, University of Cambridge;
MEd School Counseling, Seattle University

Hertel, Mikaela
BA Mathematics, University of Washington; MA Teaching, University of Portland

Hiatt, Audrey
Health, Physical Education
BS Anthropology, Santa Clara University

Holland, Renee
Auction & Deck the Dome Assistant
BA Sociology, University of Washington

Hunt, John
BS Mechanical Engineering, Washington State University; MA Teaching, Western Governors University

Jimenez, Dallas
BA Mathematics and Italian, Middlebury College; MS Mathematics Education, Fordham University

Johnson, Clarise
Business Office Assistant
BA Business, Western Washington University

Johnson, Tricia
Development Director
BA Hotel and Restaurant Administration, Washington State University

Karp, David
BA English, Swarthmore College; MA, PhD English, University of Washington

Karp, Lauren
BA English, Santa Clara University; MA Literature and Culture, Oregon State University

Kelly, Jennifer
BA History, Gonzaga University; MEd Curriculum and Instruction, Seattle University

Kershner, Jessica
BA Mathematics, George Fox University; MA Teaching, National University

Knight, Lora ’88
Library Specialist, Receptionist, Yearbook
BA English, University of Washington; MA Teaching, Seattle University

Koon, Marissa
BS Mathematics, Whitworth University; MA Teaching, Gonzaga University

Kuzmanich, Kristin
BA English, MA Teaching, Seattle University; MA Educational Administration, University of Notre Dame

Little, April
Vice Principal of Academics, English
BA English, Ohio University; MA English, University of Washington

Lofqvist Traum, Cecilia
French, Spanish
BA French, Boise State University; MA French Literature, University of Washington

London, Lacey
Athletic Director, Physical Education
BA Education, Western Washington University; MA Coaching Leadership & Athletic Administration, Concordia University

Lundquist, Andrew
BS Religious Studies, Gonzaga University; MA Transformational Leadership, Seattle University

McClain, Caitlin ’01
Assistant Athletic Director, Crew Coordinator
BA Political Science, BA Urban Studies, Loyola Marymount University; MEd Student Development Administration, Seattle University

McGah, Marianne ’01
Religion Department Chair, Assistant Campus Minister, Religion
BA Theology, University of Portland; MA Secondary Education, Providence College; EdD Education Leadership, Seattle University

McKenzie, Emily ’01
Academic Mentor/Counselor
BA Psychology, Seattle University; MA Counseling Psychology, Northwest University

Merlino, Matt
English Department Chair, English
BA English and Creative Writing, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey; MA and PhD English, University of Pennsylvania

O’Connor, Tom
Publications Editor
BA English, University of Toronto

Olson, Francis
Business Manager
BA Business Administration, Seattle University

Perisich, SNJM, Sister Rosemary ’56
Community Liaison
BA Latin, Marylhurst College

Priestley, Cara ’97
Planned Giving Officer
BA Business Administration & Finance, Seattle University; Master of Public Policy, University of California at Los Angeles

Radich, Natalie
Biology, Chemistry
BS Biology, Oregon State University; MA Teaching, Western Oregon University

Raney, Julie ’82
Assistant Business Manager
BA Business Administration, Seattle University

Reiser, Kendra ’11
Marketing & Admissions Associate
BA Psychology, University of Notre Dame

Ricci, Anna ’09
BA Psychology, University of San Diego

Rice, Don
Maintenance Director and IT Assistant
AA, Highline Community College

Riggers, SNJM, Sister Linda
Registrar/Attendance Director
BA Social Studies, Fort Wright College of the Holy Names; MA Religious Education, Boston College

Sager, Rebecca ’07
BA English Literature, MA Teaching, University of Washington

Sebree, Anna ’01
BA English, MA Library and Information Science, University of Washington

Shope, Becca ’95
Biology, Physics, Statistics
BS Biology, Western Washington University, MA Education, Antioch University

Smith, Patti
Mathematics Department Chair, Mathematics
BA Mathematics, Gonzaga University; MEd Learning and Technology, Western Governors University

Spielman, Christie ’68
BA Education, Western Washington University

Spung, Annie
BA Mathematics, MA Teaching, University of Washington

Swift, Elizabeth ’71
Head of School and Principal, Physics
BA Mathematics, BA Chemistry, MA Library Science, University of Washington

Tanaka, Alice
College Counselor
BA Mathematics, MEd Mathematics, MA Counseling and Guidance, University of Oregon; EdD Education Leadership, Seattle University

Tilghman, Julie
Campus Minister, Religion
BA Psychology/Spanish, MEd Secondary, University of Notre Dame

Wahlen, Sarah
Director of Theatre and Film, Religion
BA Philosophy, University of Washington; MDiv, Seattle University

Webber, Taryn
Music Director
BA Music Education, Syracuse University; MA Music Education, University of Washington

Wielbruda, Jenny
BS Chemical Engineering, University of Tennessee; MA Secondary Education,
Ball State University

Williams, Brenin
Director of Grounds and Vehicles, Technology Assistant

Williams, Jessy
Choral Music Director
BA Music Education, Seattle Pacific University

Employment Opportunities   top



Job Summary:
Holy Names Academy is seeking a fulltime Accounting and Human Resource Associate. This position is year-round, and includes occasional evening and weekend duties.  General schedule: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday –Friday, including the summer months.

• Prepare HR, payroll, and accounting reports.
• Review and process accounts payable, investments, and payroll.
• Reconcile general ledger accounts.
• Assist with Business Office functions.
• Administer HR and benefit information for employees.
• Coordinate HR policies, processes, and relevant documents.

• BA or BS in Accounting
• Two years of relevant experience
• Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
• Detail-oriented and strong organizational skills
• Excellent customer service
• Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
• Ability to multi-task and willingness to participate in projects
• Non-smoker

• Competitive salary
• Medical, dental, and life insurance; retirement program; employee-led wellness programs
• Summer sabbatical program
• Stable, inclusive, welcoming corps of colleagues

To Apply:
E-mail letter of inquiry and resume to resumes@holynames-sea.org, attention Elizabeth Swift, Head of School.


Job Summary:
Holy Names Academy is seeking a full-time Receptionist/Administrative Assistant/Chapel Coordinator. This position is full-time with occasional evening and weekend duties.  General schedule 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday –Friday, including the summer months.

• Welcoming school visitors by greeting them in person or on the telephone.
• Responding to inquiries in a professional manner.
• Sorting daily mail; receiving deliveries and couriers.
• Performing clerical duties as needed.
• Coordinating the rental use of the school’s chapel, and serving as the school’s on-site representative with the wedding party, priest, and vendors. Approximately 8-10 times per year.

• Excellent customer service
• Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and Outlook
• Ability to multi-task and support multiple departments
• Detail-oriented and strong organizational skills
• Non-smoker

• Competitive salary
• Medical, dental, and life insurance; retirement program; employee-led wellness programs
• Summer sabbatical program
• Stable, inclusive, welcoming corps of faculty colleagues

To apply:
E-mail letter of inquiry and resume to resumes@holynames-sea.org  attention Elizabeth Swift, Head of School.

About Holy Names Academy
Holy Names Academy, founded in 1880 by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, is an independent Catholic school for young women in grades 9–12, with an enrollment of 695. For 138 years, the passionate, inspiring teachers and staff of Holy Names Academy have successfully prepared young women of diverse ethnic, economic, and religious backgrounds for lives of leadership and loving service.
   • The school has three times been named one of “Washington’s Best Workplaces” by the Puget Sound Business Journal and won 1st place among nonprofit companies in “Washington’s 100 Best Companies To Work For” by Seattle Business magazine.
   • The U.S. Department of Education has honored Holy Names Academy four times as a Blue Ribbon School.
   • Academy students are sought by the nation’s most selective colleges and universities. 90% of the Class of 2018 received entrance honors and academic scholarships collectively worth $28.75 million. More than 10,000 young women have graduated from Holy Names Academy, and today its alumnae serve their communities around the world, professionally and personally.

Updated: November 27, 2018

Board of Trustees   top

2018-2019 Holy Names Academy Board of Trustees

Joan Sullivan, President

Cindy Oh Lohman ’80, Vice President

Mike Whitlock, Secretary

Diana Perkinson, Treasurer

Elizabeth Eldredge Swift ’71, Head of School and Principal


Cristina Medina Bailet ’79

Celeste McDonell ’73

Sister Jocie-Rhea Chism, SNJM

Barbara Mockett

Joan Delay

Mary Moran ’92

Theresa Gallant

Anne Read-Andersen ’82

Mary Herche

Sister Mary Slater, SNJM ’72

John Holt

Jennifer Bosa Sorensen ’00

Dan Jellen

Jim Walker

Caryn Geraghty Jorgensen ’89

Steve Washburn

Joe Whitford


Bill Conner

Jeanne Marie McAteer Lee ’47

Bill Dempsey

Mary Lou Wickwire

School History   top

The First Century 

Holy Names Academy was founded in 1880 by the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary.  This religious community, guided by the vision of its foundress, Blessed Mother Marie Rose Durocher, was dedicated to providing education for young women, just as the Academy is today.  In 1859 the Congregation sent its first sisters to Oregon and, some 20 years later, responded favorably to the request of Father Francis Xavier Prefontaine to establish a Catholic school for young women in Seattle.  Four sisters, led by Sister Mary Francis Xavier, arrived on November 9, 1880, a date celebrated every year at Holy Names Academy as Foundation Day.


Second and Seneca

Seventh and Jackson

The Academy was first located in two buildings at Second and Seneca Streets.  It opened with 21 day students, one boarder, and one music student.  Within four years, the growth of the school and the press of downtown development necessitated the Academy’s move to a new site, at Seventh and Jackson Streets, where a new building was built and dedicated in 1884.  By the turn of the century, the growth of both the school and the city once again caused the sisters to consider moving, this time to what was then considered “the wilderness” of Capitol Hill.  Under the leadership of their energetic new Superior, Sister Mary Leontine, construction of the present Holy Names Academy was begun in 1906.  Bishop Edward J. O’Dea presided at the laying of the cornerstone in 1907 and at the dedication of the school on November 9, 1908, occasions that brought together many members of the community.  Mother Martin of the Ascension, Superior General of the Sisters of the Holy Names, came from Montreal, Canada, for the dedication.  

The new building, although not quite finished, accommodated all 12 grades and a new Normal School for the training of teachers.  Seventeen sisters taught a student body made up of 155 day students and 127 boarders.  In 1909, the auditorium was completed, a project given priority so that proceeds from music and drama presentations could be used to fund other work in the building.  The chapel was completed in 1925, the music department in 1929, and the underground tunnel, now used for locker space, in 1948.  The school’s historic elevator, one of the oldest in Seattle and renovated in 2004, was installed in 1931.

HNA on Capitol Hill
Capitol Hill

The Academy’s imposing architecture, designed in the neo-classical style by Albert Breitung, has been carefully preserved over the years.  Few exterior changes have occurred other than the removal of the north tower after a 1965 earthquake, and the addition in 1990 of a new gym––which so closely resembles the original building that visitors often think it has been in place for much longer.  Inside the main building, however, educational needs have prompted a number of changes.  Classrooms and offices have been remodeled, technological infrastructure has been upgraded, and new facilities, such as a professional-grade recording studio, have been added.  In 2016, a fitness center and student commons area were built between the gym and the 1908 building; the three-story project also added an ADA-accessible elevator.  Renovations have always been respectful of the school’s history; for example, new moldings and floors match the originals throughout the building, and the old laundry chutes now house technology cables and telephone wires.


Recent Times

In 1972 Holy Names Academy encountered a major challenge when the Seattle Fire Department ruled that the school was out of compliance with fire safety regulations and needed substantial renovation.  The issue galvanized the HNA community of parents and friends, and the sisters engaged an advisory board to assist with fundraising and facility planning.  This original advisory board evolved into a high-functioning Board of Trustees, which became the policy-making body for the school and assumed full responsibility for the fiscal health of the organization.  In 1980 the Board launched its first official capital campaign in order to repair the roof and dome, renovate the physics lab, and create a college counseling center.  Five years later, on June 21, 1985, Holy Names Academy was separately incorporated from the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary.  This mutual agreement, which grew out of a strong and vibrant relationship with the sisters that remains to this day, ensures the long-term future of the school.

Another major milestone in the recent history of the school was the construction of the Jeanne Marie McAteer Lee Gymnasium in 1990 on the former site of the tennis courts.  Prior to completion of the gym, all athletic practices and competitions were held in rented or loaned spaces.  The new gym provided a tremendous resource as HNA developed its athletic program.  The capital campaign that funded this project was so successful that the school was able to establish a reserve fund for future repairs and maintenance of the new gym.

In the mid-1990’s, HNA undertook a third capital campaign, Secure the Future, which resulted in wonderful enhancements to the school that coincided with the growth of its program and enrollment.  The campaign provided funds for extensive building improvements, new science, technology, and art facilities, classroom renovations, computer networking of the entire school, dome and parlor restoration, and endowment growth.

A fourth capital campaign, Momentum: Advancing the Mission, was launched in fall 2004 and successfully raised over $4.6 million to support the complete replacement and redesign of the roof and cornices on the main building, the construction of a new high-tech music facility, and the strengthening of the endowment.

In the wake of a long-range study plan in 2012, the school successfully undertook an endowment and building campaign, Transcend: Beyond Excellence.  By the campaign’s conclusion in 2015, over $10.5 million was raised to maintain the school’s historic commitment to keeping an Academy education affordable to young women from a variety of economic backgrounds and to enhancing the educational experience of its students.  A new science center was created on the fourth floor, a robust wireless system installed, the cafeteria renovated and enlarged.  The campaign also provided funds to launch the fitness center and student commons addition.


HNA Today

Today, those entering the Academy will find within the traditional walls an up-to-date, future-oriented academic program and facility.  They will encounter an optimal learning environment in which students succeed wonderfully in all arenas: an extensive Advanced Placement program, pace-setting commitment to digital learning and STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and math), impressive arts presentations, spiritual and service commitments, and highly competitive sports teams.  The school’s continuing success in enhancing its program and facilities has earned HNA the U.S. Department of Education’s Blue Ribbon School Award four times.  In 2012, the Academy received first place among nonprofit organizations in a Seattle Business magazine survey of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” and was named a Gold Medal Workplace in the Puget Sound Business Journal’s survey of “Washington’s Best Workplaces.” In 2014, the Academy was again named one of “Washington’s Best Workplaces” by the Business Journal, and in 2016 won third place among companies with 50-99 employees.

More than 10,000 young women have graduated since the school’s founding in 1880.  Students at Holy Names Academy today inherit the traditions of the past while preparing for success in the contemporary world.  They discover that an Academy education includes not only academics and activities but values that have been present from the beginning.  What continues to inspire the school community is the guiding vision of Mother Marie Rose as expressed in the Holy Names Academy Mission Statement and as lived out in every aspect of school life.

The Mary Herche Pavilion

Pavilion Rendering West Entry

The Mary Herche Pavilion (photo by Erin Schedler ’01)

In June 2017, Holy Names Academy dedicated its most significant building project in three decades: a three-story pavilion that joins the south side of the landmark 1908 school building to the 1990 Jeanne Marie McAteer Lee Gymnasium. The new Mary Herche Pavilion provides:
   • A state-of-the-art fitness center, designed to promote lifetime fitness among all students.
   • A commons area in which students can gather, collaborate, share digital information, or just relax.
   • An outdoor rooftop deck; a multipurpose conference room; and expanded seating in the HNA Café (formerly the cafeteria).
The project also includes major improvements to the library, and a new, ADA-accessible elevator to supplement the historic elevator in the main building.
The facility—designed by Broderick Architects—opened to students in May 2017, and is named the Mary Herche Pavilion in honor of former Board of Trustees President, alumna parent, and community leader Mary Herche.

Pavilion Gallery

West exterior (view from 21st Ave. E.) of Mary Herche Pavilion.
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Pavilion East Exterior

East exterior (view from 22nd Ave. E) of Mary Herche Pavilion.
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HNA students get first glimpse of new Mary Herche Pavilion.
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Pavilion East Entry

Students' reaction to new Mary Herche Pavilion.
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Fitness center: Expresso Bikes help develop lifetime fitness habits.
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Fitness Center equipment

Fitness center: Interactive video screens guide students through workouts.
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Pavilion cutaway rendering (Broderick Architects).
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Commons area rendering (Broderick Architects).
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Construction Summer 2016

East side under construction, Summer 2016.
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Cougar Den Rendering

Cougar Den rendering (Broderick Architects).
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Last updated: July 2017


From the Archives & the Alma Mater

SNJM Connection   top

Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary


Holy Names Academy was founded in 1880 by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM), an international congregation of Catholic Women Religious, Associates, and Lay Consecrated who are dedicated to the full development of the human person through education, social justice, contemplation, and the arts. The SNJM congregational headquarters is located in Longueuil, Québec (near Montréal).

Congregational websites:



The SNJM United States/Ontario Province headquarters is located in Marylhurst, Oregon.

US/Ontario Province website


Other SNJM High Schools in North America:

Academy of the Holy Names High School - Tampa, Florida

Academy of the Holy Names - Albany, New York

Holy Names High School - Oakland, California

Ramona Convent School - Alhambra, California

St. Mary's Academy - Portland, Oregon

St. Mary's Academy - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Chapel Rental   top

The chapel, completed in 1925, is the spiritual center of Holy Names Academy. It provides a place for student worship and reflection, as well as a sacred and beautiful setting for Catholic weddings for alumnae, faculty, staff, Board of Trustees and Committee Members.

Wedding rehearsals are usually scheduled for one hour. Rental of the chapel on the wedding day is in blocks of 3 and-a-half hours, with the first 2 and-a-half hours being preparation/picture-taking time followed by an hour-long wedding. The bride and groom provide their own priest, musician(s), florist, photographer, and videographer.

The cost is $1,250 for alumnae, faculty, staff, Board of Trustees and Committee Members. This cost includes a refundable $250 damage deposit. Renters are also obligated to obtain liability insurance in the amount of $500,000 to cover the dates of the rehearsal and wedding.

Please contact Val Bromfield, Chapel Weddings Coordinator, at  (206) 323-4272 or vbromfield@holynames-sea.org.

Contact Us & Directions   top

Holy Names AcademyHNA Neighborhood Aerial Map
728 21st Avenue East
Seattle WA 98112-4058 

P: (206) 323-4272

F: (206) 323-5254

Attendance Office: (206) 720-7823      Report student absence by e-mail

Admissions Office: (206) 720-7805      admissions@holynames-sea.org

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Contribute Information and Photos to HNA

We welcome your suggestions of information—especially photos—that we may consider for inclusion in the school’s publications and on its Facebook pages. Please e-mail information and attached photo images to communications@holynames-sea.org. Please include your contact information and all relevant information.


Driving Directions

Holy Names Academy is located at the intersection of 21st Avenue East and East Aloha Street on Capitol Hill in Seattle (click here for Google Maps directions).

From North or South I-5
Take I-5 to SR-520 East. Take the Montlake Blvd. exit; turn right, heading south on Montlake Blvd., which will turn into 24th Ave. East. At the top of the hill, turn right on Aloha. Go two blocks west; turn left on 21st Ave. East.

From the Eastside
Take SR-520 West. Take the Lake Washington Blvd. exit; at the end of the off-ramp, turn right and follow to Montlake Blvd; turn left, heading south on Montlake Blvd., which will turn into 24th Ave. East. At the top of the hill, turn right on Aloha. Go two blocks west; turn left on 21st Ave. East.

Metro Bus Service and Link Light Rail Connections
King County Metro buses serving Holy Names Academy include #8 (via East John St.), #10 (via 15th Ave. East), #12 (via 19th Ave. East), and #43 and #48 (via 23rd Ave. East). The #8, #10, and #43 buses connect to the Capitol Hill Station on Sound Transit's Link Light Rail; the #43 and #48 buses connect to the University of Washington Station on Sound Transit's Link Light Rail.