Rev. Woodward arrived at Holderness and, among many other innovations, immediately set about addressing the need for coeducation.
Rev. Woodward arrived at Holderness and, among many other innovations, immediately set about addressing the need for coeducation. After taking a year to evaluate what needed to happen, Woodward solved for the need to expand the campus and for a way to successfully invite girls to study at Holderness at the same time. New dorms and new academic buildings were created to accommodate the growing student body.
Among Rev. Woodward’s other accomplishments were the creation of Special Programs as they exist today. Believing greatly in the value of a spiritual education as well as an academic one, Rev. Woodward built the chapel and theology programs. Known as a man who advocated for a school that held a genuine compassion for student needs, Rev. Woodward left Holderness in 2001 as a place that was ready to advance into the next century.
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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