Holderness School

Holderness
, NH
Location
Post-Graduate (Grades 9-12; PG)
Age
College Prep
Focus
Co-Ed
Gender
280
Students
85%
Boarding
Formal
Dress Code From most to least formal:
Uniform, Formal, Casual, Informal.
23
Sports
1879
Year Founded

Description

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.

Unique Characteristics

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

College Matriculation These are the handful of schools or colleges where students have most frequently matriculated.

  • Bates College
  • Colby College
  • Colorado College
  • Hobart & William Smith Colleges
  • St. Lawrence University

Academics

Semesters
Schedule
No ESL Programs
No Summer Programs
Saturday Classes

Admissions

No SSAT Required
January Application Deadline
Preferred Application Platform
SSAT SAO

Student Body

280
Students
Co-Ed
Gender
Boarding
0%
International
0%
Students
of Color
0%
International Students From The countries with the largest number of students at the school.

Canada, China, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam.

Location

Address33 Chapel Lane, Holderness, NH 03245
Nearby Airports

Manchester-Boston Regional Airport

Logan International Airport 

Campus Size500 Acres

Contact Information

David Flynn
Admissions Director
Phil Peck (retiring July, 2022)
Head of School
603-536-1257
Phone