Holderness School is a tight-knit, caring community where no student is overlooked.
Thanks to small class sizes, students have plenty of time to ask questions and connect with teachers during the academic day. Outside of the classroom, faculty make themselves available to work individually with students who need additional instruction during free blocks and evening study hours.
Additional Academic SupporT
Sometimes, students may need a bit more help than faculty can provide. In those cases, we team with local instructors from Knower Academics to offer quarterly academic support packages. Beginning with a meeting to establish an individual Academic Plan, Knower instructors devise a unique set of goals and methods for each student who enrolls. Each plan includes one-to-one meetings hosted here on campus and the possibility of closely-monitored study four evenings each week in the Alfond Library.
Knower Academics instructors encourage students to use the school’s pre-existing support network, helping develop their executive functioning and time management skills to strengthen study habits and solicit extra help from faculty. Knower Academics also offers students who need subject-specific support the opportunity to review and sharpen their grasp of concepts and keep abreast of upcoming assignments and assessments. Their one-to-one Instructional Support Sessions target these specific needs, and benefit students by holding them accountable to face their hardest subjects a certain number of times per week. Evening Study Group reinforces self-starting and implementation of the strategies promoted in one-to-one sessions.
Standardized Test Preparation
Knower Academics also offers instruction in standardized test preparation for the college application process. To learn more, go to Knower Test Prep.