Challenged and Supported
95% of students in all-girls high schools feel supported by their teachers (vs. 84% of girls at coed schools)
90% feel supported by other students (vs. 73% of girls at coed schools)
83% feel supported by their school administrators (vs. 63% of girls at coed schools)
Holmgren, Richard. Steeped in Learning: The Student Experience at All-Girls Schools, Allegheny College, 2014.
60% of girls school grads report higher self-confidence than coed peers
80% of HNA students hold leadership positions during their four years
Diversity & Inclusion At HNA
- Women of color comprise 34% of our student population.
- We are committed to the integration of diverse voices and perspectives in the curriculum.
- The Faculty & Staff Diversity Committee meets monthly discuss issues of race, equity, and social justice that impact our community.
- Special Events & Programming: Reception for Families of Students of Color, Mix-it-Up Day, Assemblies, Speakers, Social Justice Week, Peace & Justice Day, Field Trips.
Rigger-Piehl, Tiffani, et al. Fostering Academic and Social Engagement: An Investigation into the Effects of All-Girls Education in the Transition to University. Higher Education Research Institute, December 2018.
HNA Alumnae: leading without limits
Holy Names Academy is proud to have graduated over 10,000 young women. Our network of alumnae spans across the world and in virtually every career field. We are excited to share a few notable alumnae below, and we encourage you to explore our Alumnae page to read more about our alumnae community.
- Commander Emily Basset ’95, Reactor Officer, USS Gerald R. Ford, United States Navy Aircraft Carrier
- Julia Reed ’05, Senior Policy Advisor, Mayor’s Office, City of Seattle
- Angela Rye, J.D., ’98, Political Commentator, CNN
- Lindsay Meyer ’07, Former member of the US Rowing Team, 5th Place in Quadruple Sculls in 2008 Beijing Olympics
- Meagan Flynn ’85, Associate Justice, Oregon Supreme Court
- Celia Chavez ’86, Los Angeles-based professional singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, vocal arranger and coach, and music educator
- Katherine Zappone ’72, member of Irish Parliament