Holden High School

10 Irwin Way,
Orinda, CA, 94563-0945
Tel: (925)254-0199
Grades: 9 - 12 | 29 students

For over 40 years, Holden has been a safe haven for non-traditional learners.

The founder of Holden recognized that too many students in traditional school systems were not being served well, if at all.
This is as true now as it was 40 years ago.
If you are looking for an innovative, alternative, vibrant, non traditional approach to education, come check us out.

School Overview

School Type Alternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
National Coalition of Alternative Community Schools
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported We have two credentialed Education Specialists on staff
Year Founded 1969

Student Body

Total Students 29 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 27%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade Holden High School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 67%
Average Class Size 7 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Mar. 30 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $24,750
Tuition Notes Generous financial aid available. See http://holdenhigh.org/admissions/financial-aid for more information.
% on Financial Aid 60%
Average Financial Aid Grant $1,250
Acceptance Rate 85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Kristin Lamoureux
Admissions Associate Jennifer Payne


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Community Service, Drama Production, Grade Level Interest Projects, Student Council Community Service,
Drama Production,
Grade Level Interest Projects,
Student Council,

School Notes:

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Orinda Academy (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Orinda Academy (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Applegarden Montessori School (3.7 miles away)
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