Surrounded by New Hampshire’s lakes and White Mountains, Holderness School is a boarding school community of joyful learners, adventurers and artists, advocates and athletes. Founded in 1879, Holderness School is committed to the mission of fostering equally in each student the resources of the mind, body, and spirit in the creation of a caring community, inspiring all to work for the betterment of humankind and God’s creation. Our students develop deep and lasting friendships while actively learning what it means to be a member of a community, where they are respected, known, and challenged. Holderness is more than a school, it’s an elevated experience.
Connection to the Outdoors – Wonderful location, growing adventure education program, expanding outdoor activities and sports like climbing, kayaking, and mountain biking.
Experiential Education – Unique student leadership program, all students have a job that contributes to the operation of the school, Special Programs sees students creating art, conducting community service, camping in the White Mountains, and participating in a self-designed internship