The first month of school has been amazing! We welcomed more than 105 new students and just over 200 returners. Our completely renovated performing arts space is in full swing while biology classes explore nearby Squam Lake. Our recent student-run blood drive collected over 26 units of blood with 50% of donors giving blood for their first-time.
Sometimes, Holderness might seem like a steep hill that you are at the base of. There’s so much to juggle, our life here is full and awesome, but it’s busy and sometimes the year can feel long. Sometimes, the days are long, and sometimes they are not long enough. So it seems to me, after hearing this research, that the best way to make sure you get to the top of the hill (and to enjoy getting to the top of the hill), is to bring a friend on the journey with you.
Holderness School welcomed 105 new students to campus on Thursday, September 1. Greeted by the celebratory cheers and wide smiles of senior leaders, new students met teachers and coaches, moved into dorm rooms, and began making lifelong friendships.
There is nothing quite like the first day of a new school year. No matter our age, hearts pound with an intense mix of excitement and nerves, anticipation and wonder.
As a Holderness math teacher, Pam Mulcahy helps her students solve difficult problems every single day. But for one week every August, she trains her considerable skills as an educator on an entirely different - and older - demographic: teachers.
What do a professional guitarist, an expert in sustainable building practices, and an award-winning photographer have in common? They’re all new members of the Holderness School faculty and staff. Let’s take a minute to get to know our newest employees.
When Corinthia Benison ’05 left her home in Harlem to enroll in Holderness School at the age of 13, she found herself adjusting to a completely new environment. Corinthia, a basketball standout for the Bulls who went on to earn a full athletic scholarship to the University of Delaware, says going to Holderness was a privilege and opportunity that “changed the trajectory of my life.” But it wasn’t an entirely easy transition.
As part of this year’s Reunion, retiring Head of School Phil Peck had the opportunity to acknowledge and honor the accomplishments of several alumni with the presentation of the Distinguished Alumni and Tracy McCoy Gillette ’89 Distinguished Service Awards.
Cynthia Sweet never meant to start an animal rescue organization. About a decade after graduating from Holderness – and living in a handful of foreign countries, earning a master’s degree in intercultural relations along the way – she was happily ensconced in a new job at Northeastern University, counseling students who were preparing to study abroad.