One of the most exciting times to be a Holderness student occurs in March, when the school embarks on a ten-day adventure called Special Programs. Groups of students, divided mostly by class and led by faculty, participate in activities that address the lessons of the mind, body, and spirit. Beginning in the late 1960s with a program that would become Out Back, Special Programs quickly diversified and now includes Artward Bound and Project Outreach. Together the programs shape our students, building their understanding of Holderness School’s core values--community, character, and curiosity.
Every student’s educational path is unique, which is why Holderness provides multiple opportunities to learn through a variety of programs. From the Job Program
to Outdoor Education,
from Poetry Out Loud
to Senior Thesis
, our students are immersed in real life experiences that allow them to discover their strengths and work through their weaknesses.