Academy of the Holy Names

Basic Information

Address: 3319 Bayshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33629
County: United States
Phone Number: (813) 839-5371
President: Kevin P. Whitney
School Type: Private, Independent, Catholic

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Additional Information

Founded: 1881
Organization Affiliation: Independent
Ages/Grades: Pre-K, K-12
School Setting:

Founded in 1881, the Academy of the Holy Names is a private Catholic school for boys and girls in pre-kindergarten through 8th grade and a college preparatory high school for young women. Sponsored and guided by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, the Academy is a faith community of exceptional love that empowers students to pursue their highest academic potential. The Academy is located on 19 acres fronting scenic Bayshore Boulevard, close to downtown Tampa.

School Holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter
School Size: 990

15,000 - 22,900

Financial Aid:


Percentage of Graduating Class: 100%
Camp Programs: Yes
After School Programs: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

The Academy has made a significant investment in a comprehensive technology program that ensures each student has the necessary digital resources to enhance their education and growth. Our commitment to technology-enhanced learning extends beyond just providing hardware and software; we have dedicated instructional technology specialists who work hand-in-hand with our teachers to integrate technology seamlessly into the classroom.

Students in grades 6-12 participate in the 2:1 program. A 2:1 program provides students and faculty the ability to enhance the educational experience through the use of two technology devices each.

Grades 6-8: iPad and Chromebook
Grades 9-12: iPad and MacBook

Mission Statement:

The Academy of the Holy Names is a Catholic, independent school founded and guided by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. In a faith community of exceptional love, the Academy empowers students to be authentic individuals who, in pursuing their highest academic potential, engage in critical thinking, are inspired by creativity, and lead culturally aware, spiritually rich lives.

Philosophy/Belief Statement: The Academy's mission reflects the core values of the Sisters of the Holy Names and calls students to develop their full potential. Our motto—To Be, Rather Than to Seem—encourages students to be faith-filled, inquisitive, innovative, independent, and just.
School History: The Academy of the Holy Names was established in 1881 by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. We are one of many schools begun by this congregation of women religious during the 19th and 20th centuries in Canada and the United States. The Sisters envisioned a Catholic education that would empower children and youth to unlock their God-given gifts and develop their full human potential for the transformation of society. Through decades of education ministry, the Sisters of the Holy Names have shared their charism—a gift from God for the good of God’s people—from Blessed Marie Rose Durocher, who founded their community in 1843 in rural Quebec. A woman of hope, Blessed Marie Rose inspired her Sisters with a caring hospitality, a discerning heart, and a faith deeply rooted in God’s love. She promoted an education in the faith rooted in the Gospel and a special concern for those who are poor and marginalized.