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We’re so excited you are considering applying to boarding school!At Holderness, students are respected, known, and challenged. Whether you’re interested in outdoor adventures, serving the community in our leadership program, or exploring your intellectual passions, Holderness is committed to the growth and success of each student.  Below is a link to the Standard Boarding School Application, dates, and deadlines.  At any point, please don't hesitate to reach out with questions.  

Our Application Timeline

Step 1

Request Information!

Step 2

Schedule A Visit & Interview!

Step 3

Optional Testing

Step 4

Submit Your Application

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We accept the Standard Application Online.  When you click the link below you will be brought to a third-party site that allows you to apply to hundreds of schools with one application -- not that you need to apply to more than one -- but just in case, we try to keep it simple.

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December 10 Preferred SSAT sitting for the optional test; Register at
January 6 Last Day for SSAT (test is entirely optional)
The WISC V is also an acceptable alternative.
Eleventh grade, twelfth grade, and postgraduate applicants have the option of taking the PSAT, SAT, or ACT.
February 1 Application and Financial Aid Deadline
February 15 Financial Aid Supporting Documentation Deadline
If you are seeking financial aid, please file the Parent Financial Statement here by February 1, and upload the required tax statements by February 15.
March 10 Notification of Admission Committee Decisions
April 6 Second Visit Day
April 8 Second Visit Day
April 10 Parents Notify Holderness of Decision

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