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The best way to find the right boarding school is to visit!  Families who visit tell us walking around campus helps them truly understand what makes Holderness so special.  Come see for yourself.

To schedule your visit, please call the Admissions Office at (603) 536-1747 or email us at  Before your visit, please complete this Inquiry Form.  

If you can't visit us in person we're happy to accommodate a virtual tour.  Just email us to set that up.

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Mountain Biking on our Trails


Holderness School is conveniently located minutes from I-93 in the small town of Holderness with all the conveniences of Plymouth, NH just a 10-minute walk away.  We are in the foothills of the White Mountains National Forest surrounded by rivers, mountains, lakes, and cliffs.  All just 2 hours from Boston.  Here are a few things you shouldn't miss when you visit us!

Franconia Notch

Franconia Notch

The Notch is a launching pad to numerous adventures or just a jaw-dropping afternoon drive.

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Rattlesnake Mountain

A short and incredibly rewarding hike just minutes from campus.  Possibly the best mountaintop view in the area -- and that is saying a lot.

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Rumney Rocks

Rumney Rocks

Our world-class sport climbing mecca, just 15 minutes from campus. Rumney is home to 38 cliffs with over 800 routes ranging beginner to expert.  A lifetime of climbing at your fingertips.

Learn More About Holderness Climbing

Downtown Plymouth

Plymouth, NH is home to Plymouth State University, numerous restaurants, arts, and culture.

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Squam Lake

Squam Lake

New Hampshire’s second largest lake with 67 islands.  The lake is home to bald eagles, loons, and numerous other wildlife.

Learn More About Classes on the Lake

Skiing & Mountain Biking in Every Direction

Nineteen mountains within 30 minutes offer front country, back country, and nordic skiing all winter long.  In the summer, there are endless trails to ride or run.

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Pemigewasset & Baker Rivers

Whitewater Kayaking At Holderness School

Holderness school is located just north of where the Pemigewasset and the Baker rivers converge.  Both of these rivers offer miles of excursions, from tubing to whitewater kayaking.

Learn More About Whitewater Kayaking

Holderness A-Z

Download the Holderness A-Z. An alphabetical listing of (not even close to) everything about us.


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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.