Holderness School

Holderness
, NH
Location
Post-Graduate (Grades 9-12; PG)
Age
College Prep
Focus
Co-Ed
Gender
300
Students
87%
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 – At the heart of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region and White Mountains, Holderness School has a long history of adventure education and outdoor programming.  From Orientation Hike and Mountain Day to winter camping opportunities and adventure sports like rock climbing, kayaking, and mountain biking, Holdernes students develop deep connections to the outdoors and gain confidence in themselves as they overcome new challenges.

Experiential Education – Holderness School’s leadership program is defined by the characteristics of Fairness, Initiative, Dependability, and Empathy.  In this long-standing tradition of student leadership, all students contribute to the operation of the school through the student jobs program.  The Special Programs period sees students creating art, serving the local community, 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

SSAT Required
February Application Deadline
Preferred Application Platform
SSAT SAO

Student Body

300
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
John McVeigh
Head of School
603-536-1257
Phone