Main School Phone
phone: 415.731.4077 or fax: 415.731.3328
Holy Name School opened in September 1941. Our school has continued to grow under the leadership of 7 Pastors since 1941. The Sisters of Mercy were a critical part of our school's foundation and we continue to be supported by the Canossian Sisters. Our first lay principal, Mrs. Noreen Murphy, began in 1985 and retired after 21 years of dedicated service. Judy Cosmos lovingly served as principal from 2008- 2015 and continues to serve as our counselor. Our current principal, Natalie Cirigliano, is happy to be part of such a strong community that is student-centered. Holy Name School has proudly nourished its students for 75 years!
This year's tuition is $7,000 for supporting families and $8,000 for non-supporting families. Sibling discounts are offered.
315 students come to Holy Name School from all over San Francisco and San Mateo County.
Ethnic Distribution of School
Holy Name School prides itself in its diverse population. We believe our diversity helps to establish a culture of respect throughout the school. The ethnic breakdown of our student body is below:
30% Multi Racial
10% Other Asian
1% Pacific Islander
1% African American
Our regular school hours are 8:00 am to 3:00 pm except for Thursdays hours which are from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm. Teacher in-service days are held on the fourth Monday of each month, and hours are from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm.
Holy Name School is located in the Sunset District on the corner of Lawton and 40th Avenue. The Muni 29, 71 buses and the N-Judah streetcar stop within two blocks from our school. We have a convenient and safe drop-off and pick-up process for students being driven to school.
The dress code at Holy Name has always been an important part of the school’s effort to create an atmosphere conducive to learning. Uniforms can be purchased through the school sponsored uniform companies, Dennis Uniforms and Classic Design.
Holy Name Catholic School is accredited by the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA) a part of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). In 2015 Holy Name School received a 6-year accreditation. WCEA accredits Catholic elementary and secondary schools in nine western states (26 archdioceses) and the US Territory of Guam. WCEA co-accredits and is in partnership with three Regional agencies (WASC, NAAS, NCA) and two private agencies (CAIS and HAIS). WCEA began in 1957 in San Francisco and has a long and successful history of assisting school improvement through the accreditation process.