Community is at the center of everything here. At Holderness we begin with relationships—with the carefully tended bonds that unite us with friends, coaches, and teachers. We learn each other’s names. We sit down to dinner together. We sing out the HOL-DER-NESS cheer.
Community is so important to us that we placed it at the center of our mission statement
— defining it as the core of confidence that upholds everything else we do. First, we make our students feel known and supported. Then, we let the learning begin.
Whether you are a boarding student or day, an international student or local, a new student or a veteran, our tight-knit community ensures that every student feels at home. Read more about the different experiences.