There’s no shortage of excitement at Holderness School, but few announcements are as exciting as a Head’s Holiday. Somewhat of a boarding school tradition, Head’s Holidays occur three times throughout the year when Head of School Phil Peck declares a day off. We use these days to relax, hang out with friends, and get ahead on some school work. While students have yet to crack Mr. Peck’s advanced Head’s Holiday scheduling algorithm, the rarely-heard early morning clanging of chapel bells is a welcomed sound. For this Head’s Holiday, we made a bit of a different announcement, but the chapel bells are still there!
Holderness School is proud of our student-athletes and how they played with exceptional heart, grit, and sportsmanship this fall. At the Fall Athletic Sports Awards Assembly this week, we honor those student-athletes who have distinguished themselves through their hard work, positive attitude, and fair play. They’re a shining example for us all to follow - both on the playing fields and off.
The HonorRoll recognizes and commends outstanding achievement and effort in the academic program. Holderness School recognizes that each student's growth and progress is complex. Quarterly comments written by faculty better reflect the unique path traveled by each student, and the HonorRoll and Effort HonorRoll are simplified but significant markers of the engagement of our students in the most recent marking interval.
Surrounded by friends and family, eight Holderness School student-athletes committed to play competitive college athletics. These students represent some of the top athletic talent in New Hampshire and New England and are testaments to Holderness School’s culture of academic and athletic excellence.