Holderness School

Po Box 1879 Chapel Ln
Plymouth, NH 03264-0326
Tel: (603)536-1257
Grades: 9-12 | 289 students
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 Overview

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
Religious Affiliation Episcopal
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Year Founded 1879

Student Body

Total Students 289 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Holderness School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 53 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
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 $56,250
Tuition Notes Day student tuition is 36,500
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Mrs. Cynthia Day


Total Sports Offered 22 sports
Sports Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Cycling, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Ice Hockey, Kayaking, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Mountaineering, Nordic Skiing, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, TennisAlpine SkiingBaseball,
Cross CountryCycling,
DanceField Hockey,
FootballFreestyle Skiing,
GolfIce Hockey,
Mountain BikingMountaineering,
Nordic SkiingRock Climbing,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Diversity Club, Green Alliance, The Alliance, The Outing Club, The Picador, Vestry, Yearbook Editors Diversity Club, Green Alliance, The Alliance, The Picador, Vestry, The Outing Club,
Yearbook Editors,

School Notes:

  • Holderness School is an independent boarding and day school for grades 9–12 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 big range of courses to take, very small classes, teachers who will 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 and freeski snow sports athletes, and many of them are ranked 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 develop 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.

Profile last updated: 11/24/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Mount Prospect Academy (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mount Prospect Academy (0 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Plymouth State University Cd & Fc (1.2 miles away)
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