Giving

Elevating Academics Campaign

Elevating Academics

Thanks to the generosity of the Holderness community, the successful completion of the Elevating Academics Campaign allows Holderness School to truly elevate teaching and learning for decades to come. This bold endeavor begins with the construction of a 35,000-square-foot academic facility based on the principles of innovation, flexibility, and collaboration. Existing academic spaces will also see renovations and enhancements.  Finally, the creation of an Academic Quad will deliberately and thoughtfully connect our learning spaces to the outdoors. 
 

Watch Live as we Elevate Academics

 

Impact

Supporting Holderness School’s ability to deliver an unparalleled education, The Elevating Academics Campaign:
 
  • Builds a new 35,000-square-foot academic building
  • Renovates and enhances existing academic spaces
  • Creates an Academic Quad, connecting our facilities with the outdoors
  • Doubles the square footage of academic spaces
  • Enhances the flexibility of our academic program
  • Increases the total number of learning spaces from 34 to 45
  • Increases the number of laboratories from 4 to 7
  • Increases the number of breakout and collaborative spaces
  • Increases the number of faculty planning rooms
  • Increases the number of special-use spaces, including makerspaces



Campaign Goal of $27,200,000
101% Funded
$27,310,445 Raised

Staying Connected with our Roots

Head of School Phil Peck shares a letter to the community about Holderness School's plans for a new academic building and renovations

News & Profiles

List of 3 news stories.

  • The Value of Good Foundations

    Andrew Herring
    The recent single-digit temperatures and mix of sleet and snow signal that the crisp days of fall are gone.  Despite the best efforts of our athletic teams to extend the fall season, we’ve traded soccer cleats and football helmets for downhill skis and hockey sticks. We’ve even transitioned the hustle of daily life to our winter schedule in an effort to improve student sleep habits and take full advantage of wintry bluebird days. At a time when the surrounding environment is preparing for a period of dormancy, Holderness School is meeting this change in season with a smile and sense of energy -- this community blooms in winter.
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  • Bold Construction Project Begins at Holderness School

    Andrew Herring
    Following the successful completion of the Elevating Academics Campaign, Holderness School has begun a historic project that will see the construction of a new academic building as well as renovations to existing academic spaces.  Driven by the guiding principles of innovation, collaboration, and flexibility, this project will have a lasting impact on Holderness School’s ability to deliver a transformational education.
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  • New Academic Building Groundbreaking

    The cold and wet early May weather did not daunt joyful spirits as Holderness held a special groundbreaking assembly to mark the start of a new academic chapter in the school's history. The entire school gathered inside Hagerman along with the Board of Trustees and special guests to initiate the new academic building. Board Chair Bob Hall, Head of School Phil Peck, School President Dylan DeVries '19 and STEMinist Carolyn Fernandes '20 offered remarks in honor of the occasion. Plenty of singing marked the event featuring former Music Director Dave Lockwood and the HolderNotes directed by current Music Director Alec Sisco. Outside at the new building site and in torrential rain, various representatives with shovels and hard hats formally broke ground! Read below for the remarks shared by Phil Peck and Carolyn Fernandes' 20.
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Holderness School
33 Chapel Lane, Holderness, NH 03245
mail P.O Box 1879 Plymouth, NH 03264-1879
phone (603) 536-1257