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Holderness School Campus in the Fall

Holderness At-A-Glance

Holderness is more than a school. It's an elevated experience. 

Holderness offers students experiences that will shape, guide and even transform how they see themselves.  Holderness is a guided process of self discovery in a supportive community that encourages growth in and out of the classroom.  By graduation, Holderness students are prepared to excel in college and life.

Holderness By-The-Numbers


Students, 9-12/PG




Dogs on Campus


gallons of ice cream served each week

10 min

walk to restaurants and coffee shops


Acre Campus


Student/Faculty Ratio


Average Class Size


AP Classes


Varsity Teams and 18 Junior Varsity


Mountains & 7 Lakes Within 30 Minutes of Campus



20 km

Cross Country/Nordic Trails


Year-Round Ski Jump

More Than a School

"Holderness creates individuals who have the
confidence to choose their own paths.
You come here and discover that you
can make a difference."

Our Community

Judy ’22

Student speaking at grand opening of Science building

I get to sit in classes with brilliant teachers and peers who inspire me and challenge me to my intellectual limits.  I have great opportunities to try out things that I have never done before.

Nina '23

Student in dorm room in evening

I can always count on teachers and peers to act as my Holderness family.

Jackson '23

Student in environmental science outdoor class testing water

Holderness has made it possible for me to express who I am as a person.  I have become someone who is not afraid to join in on the conversation and say what’s on my mind.

Edvin '22

Student performing on stage

Being at a boarding school, far away from my parents, has allowed me to find myself and also develop socially by becoming more independent.

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Holderness A-Z

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