Holy Names High School, a four year Catholic high school for girls, is psonsored by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. Established at Lake Merritt, Oakland CA in 1868, Holy Names was on of the first high schools in Okaland. Through its rigorous academic program, Holy Names High School provides and academically challenging college preparatory education in a vibrant learning environment. Our diverse community nurtures spirituality, encourages artistic expression, and promotes justice, preparing the next generation for leadership and service. 49% of our student body are on significant financial aid. We believe that every qualified girl should have the opportunity of attending HNHS regardless of her family's financial circumstances. the etnic diversity of HNHS reflects the diversity of the surrounding Oakland community. On average, 98% of our graduates attend college.