Holderness School

33 Chapel Ln, PO Box 1879, Plymouth, NH 03264

The Holderness curriculum emphasizes the acquisition of those skills that prepare students for college entrance; in particular, course work addresses reading comprehension and clarity in writing. Focus in math and the physical science classes (as well as in the social sciences and languages) remains on critical thinking and application of the principals of logic. Art, music and drama, in addition to a daily job program, complement standard course offerings. Classes are held six days each week, with half days on Wednesdays and Saturdays allowing for afternoon athletics. During the month of March, pupils engage in grade-specific special programs. Freshmen participate in Project Outreach, a service-learning program that takes place in Philadelphia, PA. Sophomores engage in Artward Bound, an on-campus creative collaboration with artists-in-residence. Juniors partake of Out Back, an outdoor education experience in the White Mountains that calls upon both individual and team survival techniques. Twelfth graders participate in Senior Honors Thesis, in which they formulate and explore an essential question through individual research and real-world experience. Holderness offers a wide selection of competitive athletics. During the winter, the school’s proximity to the White Mountains provides competitive and recreational opportunities for snowboarding and Alpine, Nordic and freestyle skiing.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeBoarding and Day — Coed Grades 9-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address33 Chapel Ln, PO Box 1879, Plymouth, NH 03264
Year Established1879
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious AffiliationEpiscopal
AdministratorR. Phillip Peck
Applications DueFebruary
Total Enrollment282
Boarding Students240
Day Students42
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