Holton-Arms School

7303 River Road,
Bethesda, MD, 20817-0208
Tel: (301)365-5300
Grades: 3 - 12 | 645 students
Founded in 1901, Holton-Arms is a college-preparatory school for girls grades 3-12 dedicated to the "education not only of the mind, but of the soul and spirit." The mission of the Holton-Arms School is to cultivate the unique potential of young women.
The School provides rigorous and dynamic programs in the traditional academic areas, the fine and performing arts, and athletics.
Here, young women of diverse backgrounds can take risks, learn from mistakes, pursue opportunities for leadership, and build lifelong friendships.
Holton-Arms is a vibrant community that values consistency and order as well as creativity and freedom.
We seek to develop personal integrity and the sense of responsibility that help young women to make wise and ethical choices.
We work to build the values of respect, compassion, and service to others, within the School and in the larger community.
We believe that with intellectual curiosity, self-reliance, tenacity of purpose, and commitment to others, Holton women will make a difference in a complex and changing world.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Coalition of Girls
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarians
Grades Offered Grades 3 - 12
Year Founded 1901

Student Body

Total Students 645 students
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color 40%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade Holton-Arms School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 100 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 10 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $33,441
% on Financial Aid 24%
Admissions Director Sharron Rodgers

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Landon School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Primary Day School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Primary Day School (0.1 miles away)
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  • Bethesda The Primary Day School
    Special Program Emphasis (Nonsectarians)
    7300 River Road
    Bethesda , MD , 20817
    (301)365-4355
    Special Program Emphasis (Nonsectarians)
    0.1  mi  |  153  students  |  Gr.  PK-2
  • Bethesda
    Apple Montessori School
    Montessori School (Nonsectarians)
    7210 Hidden Creek Rd
    Bethesda , MD , 20817
    (301)320-8832
    Montessori School (Nonsectarians)
    0.5  mi  |  64  students  |  Gr.  K
  • Bethesda
    Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award St. Bartholomews School
    (Roman Catholic)
    6900 River Road
    Bethesda , MD , 20817
    (301)229-5586
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.6  mi  |  216  students  |  Gr.  K-8
  • Bethesda
    Landon School    
    All-boys  (Nonsectarians)
    6101 Wilson Lane
    Bethesda , MD , 20817
    (301)320-3200
    All-boys  (Nonsectarians)
    1.4  mi  |  685  students  |  Gr.  3-12
  • Bethesda
    The Woods Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    6801 Greentree Road
    Bethesda , MD , 20817
    (301)365-3080
    (Roman Catholic)
    1.4  mi  |  294  students  |  Gr.  PK-8

School Reviews

  • Recommended March 14, 2014 - Holton-Arms is an excellent all-girls college-preparatory school with a superb faculty, a diverse and dynamic student body, and and cutting-edge technology program with a balanced use of traditional methods of teaching with the latest in educational technology tools. Holton girls endure the academic rigor because they are high caliber students who strive for their best. They are supported by the Holton faculty and community in ways that allow their intellectual curiosity to grow and flourish. This is a warm and supportive community that celebrates all the girls'' success and supports them to learn from their mistakes. It is a place where even the quiet, more introverted girls can shine and feel safe to take risks and be challenged. This is how a girl''s school education should be. - Posted by Parent

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