Academy of the Holy Names (Albany, New York)

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Academy of the Holy Names
Esse Quam Videri
"To Be rather than to Seem"
1073 New Scotland Road
Albany, New York, (Albany County), 12208
United States
Coordinates 42°39′4″N 73°50′8″W / 42.65111°N 73.83556°W / 42.65111; -73.83556Coordinates: 42°39′4″N 73°50′8″W / 42.65111°N 73.83556°W / 42.65111; -73.83556
Type Private, all-female
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic;
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary
Established 1884
Principal Michele Musto
Campus President Mary Ann Vigliante
Grades PK-12
Enrollment 315 (2013-2014)
Color(s) Navy blue and gold ‹See Tfm›    ‹See Tfm›    
Athletics conference Capital Region Independent Schools Association
Mascot none
Accreditation Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
Publication Spectrum (literary/art journal)
Newspaper Academy Courier
Yearbook Profile
Admissions Director Ann Rento
Athletic Director Carlo Cherubino

The Academy of the Holy Names, or AHN, in Albany, New York, USA, is a Middle States accredited Catholic girls' college-preparatory school for ages pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. It is located within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany. The school was founded in 1884 by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. In 2013-2014, enrollment was approximately 315 students. The mission of AHN is to prepare its students to become cultural, intellectual, moral, and spiritual leaders.


The Academy of the Holy Names first opened its doors on September 10, 1884, when it was called the Academy of Notre Dame. The school has relocated several times, each time within the city of Albany. Its first location was on Hamilton Street, when it was known as the Academy of Notre Dame. Less than a year later, the school moved to Madison Avenue. In 1889, five years after its opening, the school was renamed as the Academy of the Holy Names. In 1957, the school moved again; this time, to New Scotland Avenue. The school still operates at this address today: 1073 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, New York. [2]


School Prayer[edit]

This is said every morning during announcements, after a reading from Scripture:

"Blessed Mother Marie Rose, we firmly believe in the power of your intercession with almighty God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We beg you to hear our humble prayers and to obtain for us the favors which we now ask in the silence of our hearts. God, our father, knows all, can do all things, and loves us. Sure of God’s love and strong in our faith, together with you, Blessed Mother Marie Rose, we accept God’s most holy will. Through Jesus Christ. Amen."



  • School Musical
  • Pep Club
  • SADD
  • Math Club
  • Mock Trial Team
  • Forensics Team
  • Environmental Club
  • Cheerleading
  • Junior Ladies of Charity/Service Club


Both Varsity and Junior Varsity teams are offered, as well as one Freshman team for basketball. Holy Names competes in the following sports:

  • Fall
    • Volleyball
    • Soccer
    • Cross country
    • Tennis
    • Cheerleading
  • Winter
    • Basketball
    • Indoor track and field
    • Basketball cheerleading
    • Alpine ski team
  • Spring
    • Softball
    • Track and field
    • Lacrosse
    • Golf

Cheerleaders at Holy Names cheer for the football and basketball teams of Christian Brothers Academy.


The school belongs to the Capital Region Independent Schools Association.

Notable past students[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Academy of the Holy Names School website
  • AHN at the Capital Region Independent Schools Association

Notes and references[edit]