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)
Diversity At HNA
Holy Names Academy serves young women of diverse ethnic, economic, and religious backgrounds. Women of color comprise 35.1% of our student population. HNA students come from 86 ZIP codes and 114 middle schools throughout the Greater Seattle area.
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