- At Holderness, we focus on clear, consistent thinking and applying the principles of logic.
- The academic program at Holderness is geared to providing a strong preparation for all colleges and universities.
- Throughout the curriculum, we emphasize reading with comprehension and writing with clarity.
- In mathematics and the physical sciences, as well as the social sciences and languages, we focus on clear, consistent thinking and applying the principles of logic.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
Institute for Independent Education
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
|Grades Offered||Grades 9-12|
|Offers Post-Graduate Year||Yes|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Total Students||289 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 15%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||53 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||5:1
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree||
|Average Class Size||12 students|
|Number of AP Courses||19 courses|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Matriculation DataMatric. Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
|Classroom Dress Code||Formal
(Boys wear coat and tie; girls can wear pants and dresses.)
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Feb. 1 / rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$58,500|
|Tuition Notes||Day student tuition is 38,500|
|% on Financial Aid||
|Admissions Director||Mr. David Flynn|
|Admissions Associate||Erin Colon|
|Total Sports Offered||22 sports|
|Sports||Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Cycling, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Mountaineering, Nordic Skiing, Rock Climbing, Ski Jumping, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, TennisAlpine Skiing, Baseball,
Cross Country, Cycling,
Dance, Field Hockey,
Football, Freestyle Skiing,
Golf, Ice Hockey,
Lacrosse, Mountain Biking,
Mountaineering, Nordic Skiing,
Rock Climbing, Ski Jumping,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||19 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Acapella Group, Arts in the Afternoon, Current Events Club, Dance, Dial Yearbook, Diversity Club, Drama/Theater, Engineering Club, Fishing Club, Green Alliance, Math Team, Mosaic Literary Magazine, Poetry Club, Recording Studio, Slackline Club, The Alliance, The Outing Club, The Picador, Vestry Acapella Group, Dance, Dial Yearbook, Diversity Club, Drama/Theater, Fishing Club, Green Alliance, Math Team, Poetry Club, Slackline Club, The Alliance, The Picador, Vestry, Arts in the Afternoon,
Current Events Club,
Mosaic Literary Magazine,
The Outing Club,
- Holderness School is an independent boarding and day school for grades 912 offering a rigorous college preparatory education and curriculum in a vibrant and supportive community.
- Holderness School's motto is very important to us. In Latin it is pro deo et genere humano. This translates as "For God and Humankind," and this value drives our focus on strengthening the minds, bodies, and spiritual lives of our students.
- We offer a college preparatory curriculum with a range of courses, very small classes, and teachers who care about you personally. Our academics will prepare you for applying to college, succeeding in college, and even help you build networks and skills for your career.
- We love the outdoors here and believe that athletics are a foundation for great health, so you'll participate in three sports a year. We offer unique sports like rock climbing and mountain biking, as well as traditional school sports like football, lacrosse, ice hockey, and soccer. Half of our students are alpine, nordic, snowboarding and freeski athletes, and many of them compete at the national or international level. But not all of them; you might be someone who gets on snow for the first time at Holderness and develops a life long love of winter sports.
- Holderness School also believes in caring for one another in active ways that lay the foundation for confident leadership. All students participate in our Jobs Program and share in the work of running the school. We are also a member of the National Association of Episcopal Schools and its guiding principles are steeped in a Christian tradition of inclusion and open inquiry. Students and faculty attend chapel twice a week together and often collaborate on the service content and style.
- The sum of these values is that we have a very warm and connected community with a joyful spirit. If you choose Holderness School you will graduate with an excellent academic foundation, strong leadership skills, and life-long connections--ingredients for a happy and successful life.
- School Location Miles Grades Students
TiltonGrades: 9-12 | 257 students
30 School Street
Tilton, NH 03276
WolfeboroGrades: 9-12 | 358 students
80 Academy Drive
Wolfeboro, NH 03894
GillGrades: 9-12 | 650 students
One Lamplighter Way
Gill, MA 01354
Saxtons RiverGrades: 9-12 | 246 students
P.O. Box 500
Saxtons River, VT 05154
BethlehemGrades: 9-12 | 125 students
371 West Farm Road
Bethlehem, NH 03574