Holden High School

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 34 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $31,760
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 6 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
We have a credentialed Education Specialists on staff: Dyslexia, Language based learning differences, Mild to Moderate learning differences, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, Nonverbal learning disability
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
34 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Holden High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
6 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Generous financial aid available. See http://holdenhigh.org/admissions/tuition/tuition-reduction/ for more information.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Kristin Lamoureux
Admissions Associate
Jennifer Polse Payne


Total Sports Offered
1 sport


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
5 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Community Service, Grade Level Interest Projects, GSA, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Independent Art and Music Credit

School Notes

  • Holden High School is deeply rooted in the alternative education movement. Holden provides a student-centered educational experience that embraces diversity. 
  • Holden empowers a broad range of learners in a collaborative and creative environment. Many of our students have mild to moderate learning differences, have struggled in mainstream school settings, or have experienced trauma.
  • Holden is a great fit for students who:
  • - Desire a safe environment because they have been bullied or have not found acceptance.
  • - Want to pursue learning both in and out of school.
  • - Yearn for a tailor-made learning environment.
  • Holden is fully accredited by the Schools Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Many of our students attend colleges across the country.
  • Enrollment is open throughout the school year. Please call 925-254-0199 or visit us online to arrange a visit.

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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 34 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $31,760
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 6 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Contra Costa County, CA is $15,231 for elementary schools and $21,257 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Contra Costa County, CA is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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