Everyone benefits from being active in the community. It’s what allows us to learn about each other, gain a sense of connection and put our talents and skills to work helping one another. HNMCS is always looking for ways to take part and introduce our students to new experiences beyond the school.
Over the last few years, HNMCS has adopted an innovative project-based interdisciplinary learning approach to better prepare students for the 21st century landscape. It’s working. Our entire 2019 graduating class were Ontario Scholars, all earned university acceptance across Canada and the U.S., and collectively, they received over $650,000 in scholarship offers. At a time when few girls choose to enter the in-demand fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, 65% of these graduates are entering STEM post-secondary programmes.
Ontario College of Art and Design
St. Francis Xavier University
University of Guelph
University of Toronto
University of Toronto, Mississauga
University of Waterloo
Wilfrid Laurier University
Arts & Humanities
Film & Media
Financial Analysis & Risk
Law, Criminal Justice
Physical & Math Sciences
Sciences (Medical, Life, Health)
Rotman School of Business (President’s Scholars of Excellence)
IVEY School of Business
Schulich Leader Nominee
LLB, University of Sussex, UK
At Holy Name of Mary College School we measure our success by the success our graduates attain both during their time at HNMCS and beyond in their post secondary academic and professional careers.
We are proud to spotlight a few of our alumnae and highlight their impressive achievements at HNMCS and beyond.
Kristin Hudon ’13
Lead several student-run groups at Queen’s University
Lead the Queen’s Commerce Corporate Competition
Director of Student Life and Leadership, Lead Ambassador at HNMCS
“Holy Name of Mary College School gave everyone boundless opportunities to pursue their interests. When you are able to do that, standing out as a leader is natural.
HNMCS also cultivated the skills to succeed beyond high school and grounded those skills with an understanding we should use our talents to give back to the bigger community.”
Aniela Opolski ’14
Plans to work as a back-end software engineer
Leveraging the high demand for the demand for skilled and qualified engineers
Inspired HNMCS students with her recent talk on STEM and technology
When Aniela was at HNMCS, interest in computer science was limited and she had to complete her computer science studies online with support from the school. Today, HNMCS offers Introduction to Computer Studies (ICS2O) in grade 10, Introduction to Computer Science (ICS3U) in grade 11 and Computer Science (ICS4U) in grade 12.
Isabella Olivares ’13
Graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering
Landed her dream job as a Jr. Engineer at Stackpole International
Duke of Edinburgh Award Recipient
“Use the many opportunities HNMCS has to offer to your advantage. This will benefit you significantly when applying to jobs.
Showing that you are able to balance your academics and an extracurricular or co-curricular will set you apart from the hundreds of other job applicants.”
What do our Alumni have to say about HNMCS?
View our Alumni Spotlight Video