A Community of Faith, Knowledge, and Service
Our students and staff gather every morning to begin their day in prayer. Christian attitudes, morals, and actions are integrated into each aspect of our students' time here. Christ Skills and the Seven Principles for Catholic Social Teaching are taught and woven into every aspect of the life of our school. Weekly, each student will participate in one hour of classroom religious education. In addition, our Kindergarten through sixth grades gather weekly as a school family to celebrate Mass. Classes alternate as readers, servers, writing and reading the intentions, as well as bringing up the gifts of bread and wine.
Holy Name students experience a wide variety of activities that help them to form a solid base of knowledge as they head into a lifetime of learning.
In the classroom, students are challenged to learn and excel in the core subjects of Religious Education, Mathematics, Reading, Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science.
With a Chromebook ratio of 1:3 or 1:1, depending on the grade level, our students are able to develop their typing skills, learn to navigate the internet for purposes of research, and even utilize the latest document sharing methods in order to present their teacher with an assignment electronically.
Core subjects are enhanced through our Friday Specials program. This program allows students to choose a new area of interest each trimester. Subjects include: art, running, painting, games, baking, first communion or confirmation preparation, and others as interest is expressed by the students.
Outside the classroom, our students explore local hatcheries, beaches and lakes, local museums, the Discovery Center, and learn about our Alaskan culture at the Totem Heritage Center.
At the center of all we do here at HNCS is the profound, yet simple teachings from Christ in the Gospel of Matthew:
"Do to others as you would have them do to you"
"Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind, and your neighbor as yourself."
Our student body is diverse, with children from various backgrounds, cultures, and means. First and foremost, we strive to create an environment where each person is oriented towards putting themselves at the service of their fellow classmate or co-worker.
In our community, our fifth and sixth graders witness to the love of God by monthly serving a hot meal to those in need at the Salvation Army Soup Kitchen. In addition, our Kindergarten through sixth graders take turns visiting the patients in the Long Term Care Unit at Peace Health Hospital.