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Holderness School campus in the fall in New Hampshire

Welcome to Holderness

Holderness School's academic program is intentionally challenging, geared to providing a solid preparation for all colleges and universities and laying the foundation for a lifetime of curiosity, inquiry, and learning.

More Than a School

Holderness is more than a boarding school; It’s an elevated experience. We are a dynamic community of learners, adventurers, artists, advocates, and athletes in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. At Holderness, students are respected, known, and challenged. Whether you’re interested in epic outdoor experiences, serving the community in our leadership program, or exploring your intellectual passions, Holderness is committed to the growth and success of each student.

Meet Our Community!

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Valeria

Class of 2024

Valeria '24

I love the people because they make you feel loved and safe.

Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico

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  Fall Winter Spring
Morning Chemistry
Global Literatures
Geometry
Photography I

Varsity Basketball

Photography II
American Women’s History
Geometry
Afternoon

US History
Human Development

JV Soccer
 

Chemistry
Global Literatures
Geometry
US History

Chemistry
Global Literatures

Varsity Softball
 

Evening Perspectives Club
Free Time
Study Hall
Free Time
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Perspectives Club
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Favorite Weekend Activity Pumpkin Carving Sledding

Spring Fest

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Dalton

Class of 2023

Dalton '23

Holderness has given me a space where I can be myself and meet new people that I would never have had the opportunity to meet.

Holderness, NH

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  Fall Winter Spring
Morning Advanced History of the West
Honors Physics
World Religions
AP Composition
Varsity Basketball Advanced History of the West
Honors Physics
AP Composition
AP Calculus BC
Afternoon

Differential Equations
Spanish 3

JV Soccer
 

AP Calculus BC
Honors Physics
AP Composition
Spanish 3
Evening Captains' Council
Free Time
Study Hall
Free Time
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Alliance

Free Time
Study Hall

Favorite Weekend Activity Movie Trip Skiing Local Mountains Sunday Morning Hikes

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Wells

Class of 2022

Wells '22

I’ve been able to develop a voice both in the classroom contributing to class conversations and on the paths saying “hi” to people. 

Vail, CO

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  Fall Winter Spring
Morning AP Economics
AP Literature
AP Spanish Language
Eastern Alpine Skiing AP Economics
AP Literature
AP Spanish Language
Afternoon

Senior Thesis
Differential Equations

Cross Country
 

AP Calculus BC
Senior Thesis
AP Literature

Senior Thesis
AP Calculus BC

JV Tennis
 

Evening Senior Leadership
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Vestry
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Investment Club
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Favorite Weekend Activity Head’s Open House Head’s Open House Head’s Open House

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Jamir

Class of 2022

Jamir '22

The thing I love about Holderness is that no matter what you won’t be judged. You can just be yourself.

Robbins, IL

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  Fall Winter Spring
Morning English Seminar: The Novella
Physics
Precalculus
Psychology 1
Varsity Basketball Literature as a Guide to Life’s Questions
Physics
Precalculus
Psychology 2
Afternoon

Senior Thesis
Spanish 3

Varsity Football
 

Physics
Precalculus
Senior Thesis
Spanish 3

Senior Thesis
Spanish 3

Varsity Baseball
 

Evening Perspectives Club
Free Time
Study Hall
Free Time
Study Hall
Perspectives Club
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Study Hall
Favorite Weekend Activity Head’s Open House Dorm Games Head’s Open House

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Solana

Class of 2024

Solana '24

I have been able to grow into a more confident version of myself, in and out of the classroom.

Rumney, NH

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  Fall Winter Spring
Morning Advanced History of the West
Band
Global Literatures
Honors Chemistry
Big Mountain Skiing Advanced History of the West
Band
Global Literatures
Honors Chemistry
Afternoon

Honors Algebra 2
Spanish 2

Mountain Biking
 

Global Literatures
Honors Chemistry
Spanish 2
Band

Honors Algebra 2
Spanish 2

Varsity Lacrosse
 

Evening STEMinists
Free Time
Study Hall
Free Time
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Outing Club

Free Time
Study Hall

Favorite Weekend Activity Apple Picking Skinning Tenney Mountain

Squam Lake Hikes

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Evan

Class of 2023

Evan '23

At Holderness, I have been able to put leadership into motion and find a role within the community and to use my leadership to help others.

Charlotte, NC

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  Fall Winter Spring
Morning Bible as Literature
Honors Physics
Advanced History of the West
Varsity Hockey Filmmaking II
Honors Physics
Advanced History of the West
Afternoon

AP Calculus AB
AP Composition

Cross Country
 

Honors Physics
Bible as Literature
AP Composition
AP Calculus AB

AP Calculus AB
AP Composition

Varsity Baseball
 

Evening Perspectives Club
Free Time
Study Hall
Night Church
Free Time
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Student Athlete Leadership Team
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Study Hall
Favorite Weekend Activity Brownie Night Open Skate

Sunday Golf

Outing Club in White Mountains in Winter
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Is Holderness right for you? The best way to find the right boarding school is to reach out. Check us out in person in New Hampshire or virtually. See why Holderness is more than a school, it's an elevated experience.