Rev. Richey arrived at Holderness in 1929 and immediately set to work boosting the school’s endowment and enrollment.
Rev. Richey arrived at Holderness in 1929 and immediately set to work boosting the school’s endowment and enrollment. In an attempt to boost admission yield, he oversaw the publishing of two school viewbooks and reached out to the young alumni to help support their school. Rev. Richey also preached all across New England in an effort to get the word out about Holderness.
Despite all this, Richey did not neglect the campus. He paid close attention to the buildings and saw to it that they presented a welcoming front to all potential applicants. By his second year at Holderness, enrollment had increased from 40 to 67 students. Unfortunately, in January of 1931, a fire ravaged East Dorm, and many of the occupants of that dorm were forced to relocate to the town of Plymouth.
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.
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.