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History of Holy Name School
Early in 1902, the Holy Name Catholic School Building Association was organized by members of its thriving parish church. The weekly contributions of its numerous members enabled the cornerstone to the new school to be placed at the southwest corner of Amsterdam Avenue at 97th St. The school was completed and ready for occupancy by September of 1905. The Brothers of the Christian Schools were selected to educate the young people of the parish. The neighborhood at that time was predominantly composed of Irish and Italians with a sprinkling of Germans, Slavish and English. Holy Name School soon became the educational center for the hardworking immigrant who was trying to provide an education for his children.
Today Holy Name School welcomes children from Manhattan and all parts of NYC. The school was the recipient of the 2005 BLACKBOARD AWARD recognizing it as the outstanding private elementary school on the Upper Westside of Manhattan.
Holy Name has a highly qualified faculty of lay and religious who continue to dedicate themselves to the education and well-being of the student body.
While Holy Name School is a Catholic school under the auspices of the Archdiocese of New York, it welcomes students of all faiths whose families have come to appreciate and rely upon the benefits of a Christian education. Please read parent testimonials.
Holy Name School is accredited by both the Middle States Association of Elementary Schools and the State of New York. As early as Pre-Kindergarten, all classes are given a set of educational goals to follow. The core curriculum of mathematics, language arts, science, social studies and religion is taught daily. In additon to this core curriculum, Holy Name has an advanced Technology and Theater Arts program. Physical education classes are held once a week.
Classes range in size from 20 and 25 students for grades 1-4 and 25 to 30 students in grades 5 to 8. Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten range from 20 to 25 children. Assistant teachers are present in the Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten.