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Equity & Inclusion

Holderness strives to be a more inclusive community that champions social justice.  

We seek to better support comprehensive access to equity, inclusion, and anti-racist education for all. We are cultivating a community where all members of our school grow, thrive, and belong.  In accordance with our motto, we are working “for the betterment of humankind and God’s creation,” promoting an awareness, responsibility, and willingness to act on global issues and to be more empathetic citizens.

Featured Program - CORE3

Core3 DEIJ Saturday Programming

Core3 includes four strands of learning we want to address on a regular basis during the academic year.  Topics include: 

  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice 
  • Health and Wellness
  • Outdoors and Service
  • Self-Reflection and the College Counseling Process 

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice In Action

Student Diversity Leadership Conference

SDLC is a multiracial, multicultural gathering of upper school student leaders (grades nine - 12) from across the U.S. SDLC focuses on self-reflecting, forming allies, and building community. 

AISNE High School Students of Color Conference

The High School Students of Color Conference was created in recognition of the unique needs, experiences, and challenges of students of color in independent schools. 


White Privilege Conference

Students and faculty participate in The White Privilege Conference. The “WPC is a conference that examines challenging concepts of privilege and oppression and offers solutions and team-building strategies to work toward a more equitable world.”

Asian American Footsteps

Asian, Asian-American and mixed-heritage Asian students attending independent secondary schools in New England are invited for a daylong series of empowering workshops, activities, and performances. 

Lakes Region StudentS of Color Conference

The LRSOCC is hosted yearly by Holderness School and is designed to recognize the unique needs, experiences, and challenges of students of color in independent schools, particularly in the Lakes Region area. 

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