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Holy Name of Mary College School

Grades Gr. 5 TO Gr. 12 — Mississauga, ON (MAP)

Holy Name of Mary College School:

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  • Grades
    Gr. 5 — Gr. 12
  • Gender
    All girls
  • Class Size
  • Tuition
    $25,300 to 26,200/year
  • Language of instruction
  • Associations
    ECO, CIS Ontario
  • Enrolment
    180 day students
  • Curriculum
    View eBrochure

School address

  • 2241 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, Ontario, L5H 2K8 (MAP)
  • Busing available (View details)

School Busing:

HNMCS offers bus transferring. Service options offered are regular rider, regular rider AM only, regular rider PM only.

The regions HNMCS offers busing from are:

  • Etobicoke
  • Mississauga
  • North York
  • Oakville
  • Milton
  • Brampton
  • Vaughan
  • Kleinburg
  • Richmond Hill
  • Toronto

Additional notes: Approximately 50% of our students require bus service to Holy Name of Mary College School daily. HNMCS has retained the services of Attridge as our primary service provider. Attridge is one of the largest providers of bus service and has experience providing service to all-girls private schools in our area. Private bus transportation, arranged through the school, is currently available from Brampton, Etobicoke, Milton, Mississauga, Oakville, Richmond Hill, Toronto and Woodbridge.

Our Perspective

How we see Holy Name of Mary College School

Our Kids Feature Review

  • Holy Name of Mary College School (HNMCS) combines Catholic values with rigorous academics to prepare students for higher education, while adopting modern teaching approaches and technology to meet students’ evolving educational needs.
  • The school actively promotes girls’ engagement in underrepresented fields like science, business, and engineering.
  • HNMCS is suited for academically-inclined girls who share the school’s values, facilitated by a tight-knit student and parent community.

The 50-page review of Holy Name of Mary College School is part of our series of in-depth accounts of Canada's leading private schools. It provides a unique and objective perspective on the school's academics, programs, culture, and community.

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Key insights from our research

  • We ask lots of questions to really figure out what it is that the school wants, and the direction we want to go. We know that we need to put the girls in the centre and work outward from there. … We want to know what it is that they want, and we want to know how we can help them get there.
    —From Interview with Holy Name of Mary College School Head of School: Carrie Hughes-Grant.
  • Holy Name of Mary College … is an advocate for my children … ensuring that the girls feel seen and heard. We wanted to raise strong and confident girls, who wouldn’t feel limited by their environment, but instead, would feel encouraged, welcomed, and strengthened by it. … Knowing that I’m sending my girls into a supportive environment that will challenge them, but in a gentle and safe way, is critical.
    —From 2020 roundtable discussion about Holy Name of Mary College School. (The quote comes specifically from Laura, a parent).
  • Coming to Holy Name, it opened my eyes to a faculty that truly cared.… The teachers are really involved in all of our studies, and they get to know you personally, and even get to know your family.… I knew that every single one of those teachers wanted me to succeed, and they always had my best interests in mind.… I always felt a level of comfort to go to talk to them after hours, to get a little extra help.
    —From Interview with Holy Name of Mary College School alum: Caley Gibbs.
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Profile of Carrie Hughes-Grant, Head of School, Holy Name of Mary College

“I encourage students to be confident, take risks, and put themselves out there," says Hughes-Grant. "I also want to make sure they have a soft spot to land."

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The school administration answered our questions

Who are you, as a school?

"Holy Name of Mary College School is a vibrant & progressive independent Catholic school that provides girls with rich educational opportunities to ignite interests and broaden horizons. We offer a strong academic program, co-curriculars in arts, athletics & outdoor education - all designed to develop individuals who are compassionate, confident & creative, who will be positive role models for others. We believe in significant change, & are the catalyst for that change—helping our students be the best they can be."

  • University preparatory school
  • Catholic academic tradition
  • Academic Excellence
  • Mini-Medical School
  • Scholarships & Financial Assistance
  • Award winning All-Girls FIRST Robotics Team
  • Duke of Edinburgh's Award
  • Leadership & Outdoor Education Programmes
  • Private transportation available
  • Award winning Choirs

School Facilities

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Insider Perspectives

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Alum, Caley Gibbs (2021)

Watch our alum interview with Caley Gibbs to learn about the unique experience of attending Holy Name of Mary College School.

Roundtable Q&A (2020)

Watch our Holy Name of Mary College School Q&A discussion with Isabella (Alum), Colleen (Alum), Gina (Parent), Laura (Parent) to gain fresh insight into the school’s culture, values, and strengths.

School leadership

Top-down influence on the school’s direction and tone

Interview with school leader

Watch our Holy Name of Mary College School leadership interview with Carrie Hughes-Grant to learn about the academics, culture, and values of the school.
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Message from school leadership

Carrie Hughes-Grant, Head of School
BA (Honours), BEd, MA (Education)

The true spirit of the HNMCS experience is the relationship between caring, inspiring educators and the brilliant, curious minds of our engaged and talented students. We hold high expectations for our girls and their learning achievements, and our community accomplishments continue to make us proud. 

We strive to shape the Catholic women leaders of tomorrow to “Be the Change” - knowledgeable, hopeful, confident and resilient for their future.

It is through a rich learning landscape focused on girl’s learning that we not only foster quality standards for teaching and learning, but empower leadership, cooperation and teamwork with every girl. We are a school committed to preparing young women to meet the challenges and uncertainties of a constantly changing global future with a good moral compass.  

Catholicity, being the cornerstone of our work, promotes core values focused on the spirit and teachings of Jesus Christ that nurture faith development and cultivate global awareness, community outreach and service leadership. We are supported by the Felician Sisters, and the Basilian Fathers of St. Michael’s College School who bring a rich history of faithful service. Our school culture not only shapes the minds of our girls, but touches their hearts while preparing them to become compassionate women leaders of integrity. 

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