Holderness School is excited to begin the 2021-22 school year with its largest student body in the school’s 143-year history, and its largest ninth grade class ever.
Thanks to record low attrition, the school welcomed 301 students to campus this fall, including 66 ninth graders. The members of this year’s student body represent 26 states and 18 countries, including Thailand, China, Sweden, and Switzerland, among others.
"What I love about our community is that these new students embrace being other-centered, empathetic, and kind, " says Head of School Phil Peck. "In my last year as head of school, I am eager to celebrate every moment of this year with this community; and I am thankful to be graduating with the Class of 2022!"
Mr. Peck, who is beginning his 38th year at Holderness and his 21st year as head of school, will retire on July 1, 2022. He will be succeeded by John McVeigh, the current Associate Head of School for Faculty Affairs at Brooks School in North Andover, MA.
With this summer’s completion of the Davis Center, Holderness School’s new 35,000 square foot math and science building, renovations have begun on Hagerman Center, home to the school’s auditorium as well as several classrooms and science labs.
The Edwards Art Gallery is honored to host Samuel Bak's WITNESS. A childhood destroyed by Nazi occupation, Bak's work is suffused with symbols and metaphors based on real life experiences of unimaginable sorrow, pain and loss as Bak addresses the Holocaust, faith, Jewish culture, and justice. In addition to viewing WITNESS throughout the fall, students will have the opportunity to meet with Samuel Bak and discuss the depth and resonance of his work.
How much does Holderness School love the outdoors? Enough for students and faculty to spend an entire day each fall – Mountain Day – climbing mountains, paddling rivers, and scaling rock faces throughout New Hampshire’s rugged White Mountains.
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