“Be it known to all who enter here that Christ is the reason for this school, the unseen but ever present teacher in its classes, the model of its faculty, and the inspiration of its students.”
Holy Name Catholic School has been serving the people of Ketchikan for over 65 years. It was founded on the belief that, in order to positively influence society, we must educate the minds, bodies and souls of our children through faith and academics.
Our school is designed to be family-oriented, and we are committed to educating children in partnership with their families.
The school is open to all children, preschool through sixth grade, regardless of race, creed or national origin. Students from different faith communities and church backgrounds are welcome and will find a loving home here among the Kingfisher family!
Holy Name Catholic School exists to provide a Christ-centered academic environment designed to promote the total development of the child by serving the mission of the Roman Catholic Church through the educational process. Our ministry as a school extends beyond our students to all faculty, staff, and family members, in a way that invites them to integrate the gospel of Christ into their daily lives and to become an active part of the Christian community.
Our objective is to guide children’s growth and development in the context of an educational environment in which the moral truths of Christ are central. This is accomplished by joining together in community, as the primary ministry of Holy Name Catholic Church; to educate in the formation of faith and family; to provide a quality academic foundation; to unite in a nurturing and loving Catholic community through worship, through academic formation, through the promotion of peace and justice, through adaptation to change and diversity, through service, and through recognition of the value and dignity of each individual.
Our educational philosophy is to teach as Christ taught. HNCS will provide superior academic opportunities through a challenging curriculum, while promoting the ongoing formation and spiritual growth of the next generation. This is done in order to prepare students to live out the Gospel and to meet their full potential in a life of service as living witnesses of Christ in society.