No stranger to the Holderness campus, Rev. Webster re-joined the faculty in 1892 after spending a year at Holderness under the Rev. Gray.
No stranger to the Holderness campus, Rev. Webster re-joined the faculty in 1892 after spending a year at Holderness under the Rev. Gray. Webster was an adept businessman who, during his many decades at Holderness, saw many repairs made to the campus. A lover of music, Rev. Webster composed a school song to be sung at ball games as well as spearheaded many musical societies and clubs.
Rev. Webster also pushed for facilities for students to explore their athletic interests, and, as a result, by 1902, a baseball diamond, a football field, and a running track were laid out and time was made in the day for athletic practices. A decade later, Carpenter Memorial Gymnasium was dedicated. Despite the toll that the first World War took on the school, Rev. Webster was determined to keep the spirit of the school alive, which he did until his retirement in 1922.
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.