Holderness School's academic program is intentionally challenging, geared to providing a solid preparation for all colleges and universities, as well as laying the foundation for a lifetime of curiosity, inquiry, and learning.
"Holderness creates individuals who have the confidence to choose their own paths. You come here and you discover that you can make a difference."
"I love that Holderness is what it says it is. It is real. Community is real, faculty and staff are real people, the campus is real, the students are real kids. This in no way makes it “perfect” - and that is also why I love it."
- Board Chair Nell Reynolds P'18, 20, 22
"In playing or working out, we like to test ourselves, see how we can get to that edge -- always learning from the process."
"We're a serious school that doesn't take itself seriously. We're not going to boast about grades or statistics or achievements. People just want to know who you are."
- Teacher/House Parent
"We're surrounded by a living laboratory. Classes take water samples from Squam Lake. We have a course in snow science. You step outside and you're learning."
"When you're on stage -- at assembly or in a performance -- you feel like everyone is there with you. The community has your back."
Head of School, Phil Peck, has been documenting the daily life of Holderness School one photo at a time since 2001, highlighting teaching moments, inspirational chapels, Head’s Day shenanigans, service projects, and more.