Traditions are central to the AHN experience. Memories of the Holly Ball, Ring Ceremony, Drama, Halloween, the Father-Daughter Dance, Mother-Daughter Tea, Junior-Senior Prom, Thanksgiving Song Contest, Christmas Concert, Window Painting, Boutique Noel, and Liturgies connect current students, faculty and alumnae across generations.
The annual cycle of ceremonies, culminating with Baccalaureate and Graduation, continues to evolve, with new traditions and events, like the bi-annual Pep Rally, Science Symposium, Art Show, Service Day, Senior Day, and the Ice Cream Social building on our founding spirit.
Through nearly a century-and-a-half, Academy of the Holy Names has offered its students an environment of respect, love, and understanding, where individual women are recognized and celebrated, where faith is practiced and deepened, and where women find communion, a word that has a particular meaning here.
The goal of the faculty and staff who work at AHN and often devote their lives to this institution, is the same today as it was when our Foundresses succeeded in opening our doors in the early 1880s: to graduate young women of faith, ready to assume the responsibilities of adulthood and live lives of purpose.
Essi quam videri. To be, rather than to seem.
An annual cycle of dances, events, concerts, and ceremonies unite students, faculty, and alumnae across generations, creating a spiritual connection between those who came of age in the late nineteenth century with those coming of age now, in the twenty-first.
Ice Cream Social
Thanksgiving and Christmas Song Contests
Holly Ball & Jr/Sr Prom
Christmas Window Painting
Senior Day & Liturgy
Junior Ring Ceremony
8th grade Pin Ceremony
Father-Daughter Dinner Dance