Holy Name of Mary College School (HNMCS) is an independent Catholic school for girls in grades 5-12. Set on a picturesque 25 acre setting in Mississauga, the school is guided by its founders, the Felician Sisters & the Basilian Fathers, two icons of Catholic education.
Holy Name of Mary College School provides a high achieving, university preparatory programme to guide bright, curious and dedicated students by shaping their minds and touching their hearts. With a distinctive balance of support, encouragement, and nurturing relationships HNMCS prepares students to meet the challenges and uncertainties of a changing world with resiliency and a strong moral compass. A unique tapestry of academic excellence, focused on 21st Century competencies, combined with athletics, arts, outdoor education, co-curricular activities and leadership experiences, provides countless engaging opportunities for girls to be inspired & leverage their voices.
It is a school distinguished by excellence that invigorates the student experience and celebrates the uniqueness of every girl in a culture of academic achievement that builds self-confidence & empowers girls to become influential leaders of change.
- Catholic academic tradition
- University preparatory school
- Academic Excellence
- Entrance exam (SSAT)
- Scholarships & Financial Assistance
- Private transportation available from across the GTA
- Duke of Edinburgh's Award
- Leadership & Outdoor Education Programmes
- Extensive co-curricular programme
Our Take: Holy Name of Mary College School
HNMCS began in 1964 as Holy Name of Mary School, and it has grown and changed in the decades since. For a time the school was publicly funded, and while it operated continually through the years, it was re-established in 2008 with a new name—the current one—and as a fully independent school for girls. Today, as in 1964, HNMCS is supported by the Felician Sisters, and is also supported by the Basilian Fathers of St. Michael’s College School, who co-founded the independent school. The vision of the school has also remained through the years, though was rededicated in 2009. Families who turn to HNMCS are looking for strong academics and values, and indeed they find both. The values that the school promotes those of the Catholic tradition, with an emphasis on empathy, justice, and excellence. The ideal student is one who shares those core values, will thrive within a challenging academic atmosphere, and is preparing for post-secondary education.