Academic Excellence, Faith, Spirit (click HERE to learn more)

Our students are engaged in a positive, rigorous program of academic excellence. Inspired by the teachings of our Catholic faith, our commitment to spirituality and family partnering, students move on from Holy Name as lifelong learners who are responsible, productive, faith centered citizens serving our world. We are committed to the success of each individual student by meeting their spiritual, academic, physical and social needs in an environment of student centered learning that is stimulating and supportive.

By providing an environment focused on student centered learning that is stimulating and supportive we successfully meet the spiritual, academic, physical and social needs of each individual student.

Holy Name Parish Schools commitment to the tradition of excellence in education began in 1953 with the Sisters of Saint Joseph who founded our school. For over 60+ years Holy Name Parish School has shaped the lives of Thousands of young students. Our extensive and rigorous curriculum shapes their hearts and minds providing a solid foundation that enriched with music, art and athletics prepares them to successfully embrace the ever changing world we live in. Our graduates have confidence academically and spiritually (with a strong moral compass) as they leave to attend the most prestigious middle schools, Independent, Catholic and Public Exam schools. 


Great schools have strong leadership and experienced, dedicated administration and teachers.  Holy Name Parish School administrators, teachers, and specialists are Massachusetts state certified and many hold masters degrees. The results of their dedication and experience are evident everyday in their classrooms and in the accomplishments of our students as they move on to the next higher level of their education.


A Catholic education at Holy Name Parish School provides:

  • Academic Excellence
  • Faith & Values Formation
  • A Respectful Catholic School Community
  • Life Long Impact

MAP is an assessment that evaluates the unique needs of a student and measures student growth throughout the school year. This allows the teacher to adjust his or her instruction to best suit the needs of the individual student and the class. The valuable information, from the assessment, provides an opportunity to adjust the strategies to support and boost proficiency within the classroom.


Our primary purpose at Holy Name Parish School is to provide an excellent education in a Catholic environment.  Our students will learn to use their gifts and talents academically and to achieve their best.  Holy Name Parish School will guide students so that they may increase their knowledge of the world, of life, and of humankind through the development of their intellectual capabilities.  Our students will develop cognitive, evaluative, and critical skills needed to function as responsible citizens in our society. They will learn to share of themselves in service to others and make a contribution to their community.  Our students strive to look at their world in such a way as to commit themselves to be respectful to others and to respect individual differences. 


Among the schools our sixth grade students attend are: Boston College High School, Boston Latin Academy, Boston Latin School, Boston Trinity Academy, Catholic Memorial, Dana Hall School, Dexter School, John D. O’Bryant School of Arts and Sciences, Montrose School, Mount Alvernia High School, Newton Country Day School, Noble & Greenough School, St. Sebastians High School, Southfield School, The River School, The Roxbury Latin School, Ursuline Academy, Winsor School, and Xaverian Brothers High School.