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More Than a School

Surrounded by New Hampshire’s lakes and White Mountains, Holderness School is a New Hampshire boarding and day school of joyful learners, adventurers, artists, advocates, and athletes. Holderness is more than a school, it’s an elevated experience.

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Mountain Day

Situated among New Hampshire’s White Mountains, lakes, and rivers, Holderness is the perfect home for students who love to play, live, and learn outdoors.

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Student Athlete from the Big Mountain Ski Team

Holderness provides exceptional multi-sport athletics, premier snow sports programming, and a collective passion for outdoor adventure.

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students in science lab at Davis Center for STEM

With small class sizes, interdisciplinary learning, and endless opportunities for real-world lessons in New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains, a Holderness education fosters the growth of mind, body, and spirit.

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Students Along the Path At Holderness School

Community begins with relationships - the carefully tended bonds that unite us with friends, coaches, and teachers. Our students are known and supported in a way that can only happen in the kind of tight-knit community that a boarding school provides. 

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The best way to see if Holderness is right for you is to visit us! Schedule a visit and see what makes Holderness so special. 

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By The Numbers

Dogs, Fire Pits, Engaging Classes, and Mountains -- these are the things that make Holderness like no place else.

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Acre Campus


Mountains within 30 minutes


Close-knit Dormitories


Dogs on Campus


Academic Offerings


Square feet of new STEM spaces

Our Community

Our community helps make Holderness one of the most exceptional boarding schools in New Hampshire.

Valeria ’24

Valeria '24

I love the people because they make you feel loved and safe.

Finn ’23

Snow Sport Student Athlete Racing at Cannon Mountain

We all care and want the best for each other. That’s what I love most about Holderness. 

Sacha ’22

Student in Bull Mascot Costume

My favorite memory was coming back from solo on Out Back. The feeling of accomplishment both individually and as a group was amazing.

Charlie ’22

Student-Athlete Fist Bump on Soccer Field

Everyone is one big community and everyone is interested in the success of the community, not just themselves.

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Is Holderness right for you? The best way to find the right boarding school is to reach out. Check us out in person in New Hampshire or virtually. See why Holderness is more than a school, it's an elevated experience.