Choose HNMCS to immerse your daughter in an environment where lifelong friends are made quickly, and where strong values form the foundation of all that we offer.
Choose HNMCS to allow your daughter to develop her own academic and co-curricular interests with the guidance of caring staff and supportive classmates.
Choose HNMCS to immerse your daughter in a balanced learning environment that prepares her for success in the university program of her choice.
Choose HNMCS to ensure that your daughter is ready to inspire the world.
This website is only a glimpse through the window of the HNMCS school community. Our doors are always open to you and I invite you to come inside and take a closer look at the heart and soul of our school.
Sincerely, Marilena Tesoro, Head of School
The winning combination of an all girls’ environment and an engaging curriculum was clearly in evidence when HNMCS celebrated students’ achievements from the 2015-2016 year at the annual Academic Awards Night. In the presence of family and friends, a record number of students in grades 8 to 12 - 93% of students! - were recognized for their Honour Roll standing, and an impressive 50% of the students received Honours with Distinction for achieving an average of 90% or higher.
The first week of school, Grade 9 & 10 students left laptops and books behind, packed their overnight bags and headed to Camp Northland in Haliburton to take part in a three-day adventure camp. There was no shortage of group activities, personal challenges and team building activities, including canoeing, high ropes, nature hikes, fire building, tent setup and swimming in the lake. Each student contributed in her own way to making the trip a great success!
The award winning HNMCS Senior Choir recently returned from a week long trip to New York, where they performed alongside the SMCS band, to the exciting news that they had been invited to represent the Peel Music Festival at the provincial level. In the coming weeks, the choir will be recording and submitting their entry to the Ontario Music Festival.
It has been a pleasure to watch our daughter grow as an independent learner at HNMCS. She has accepted challenges that have been presented to her through her dedicated teachers and has shown great personal development from them.
One of the best things I see about HNMCS is that the girls "work hard" - but they also "play hard". For as much work as they are putting into all the assignments, tests, projects, etc...they are having a great deal of fun and I think it's a great balance!
Will and I are very pleased with HNMCS as a safe, nurturing environment for our daughters. The teachers are excellent - they work to inspire and educate. We would highly recommend HNMCS to anyone looking for a school to enrich your daughter.
(Grades 6, 8)
HNMCS provides a uniquely nurturing and challenging environment. In these times of tough academic competition we believe our daughter will not only follow the path she chooses but be ready to excel in a post secondary program. Her HNMCS years have been truly formative. HNMCS is a one of a kind school.
Our daughter is now at Wilfrid Laurier University and achieving wonderfully! Her incredible development and growth during her years at HNMCS has ensured her success in university and as a person. Thank you Holy Name!
(Class of 2012)
Engaging, fun, compassionate and interesting teachers, along with administrators and office staff who ensure the school's values are at the core of all that goes on, sets HNMCS apart from the rest. Both our daughters feel privileged to be part of this wonderful environment.
(Grades 5, 10)
The superb education that our daughter Victoria received with our faith at its core gave her an extended family and friendships to last a lifetime. Our daughter is a now a confident McMaster student who enjoyed an effortless transition from HNMCS
(Class of 2012)
Holy Name of Mary College School has opened up a world of many learning opportunities for my daughter which has helped her gain not only knowledge but a true sense of self, inspiring her to meet her full potential.
We are delighted with the academic growth and confidence that our daughter is achieving in the welcoming community at Holy Name of Mary College School. The teachers are focused on engaging students and enriching the learning experience.
This is a Catholic school with the right focus on values. The reason this school is so special has a lot to do with that. It's warm, welcoming and doesn't compromise its beliefs.
(Grades 7, 10, 11)
As a parent, I love Holy Name. My two daughters love to learn, have made great friends, and have lots of fun at school - and my oldest is going to attend one of the top university programs next year. We couldn't be happier!
(Grades 8, 12)