Student Life

Our Community

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.

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    Boarding Experience
    Our dormitory resident to faculty ratio is 8:1, the lowest of its kind in boarding schools. Read what living at a New England prep school is like.

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    Day Student Experience
    Find out what it's like to be a Day Student at Holderness.

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    International Student Experience
    Read about what it's like to be an International Student at Holderness.

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    Advising
    Community comes first at Holderness. We understand the importance providing a network of support for every single student. Find out more about our advising and residential life programs.

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    Clubs
    At Holderness students pursue music, creative writing, outdoor interests, environmental and social activism and other interests through our many clubs. Learn more about our students' passions and interests below.

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    Leadership
    Holderness School seeks to redefine leadership for the 21st century, providing exceptional collaborative, empathic team-building training to all students.


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    Community Service
    At Holderness, service to others emanates from our mission statement - pro deo et genere humano - "for God and humankind." Service is built into our DNA.

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    Spiritual Life
    As a member of the National Association of Episcopal Schools, Holderness is steeped in a tradition of spiritual inclusion and open inquiry. Click to find out more about our Chapel Program and how we support every individual on their spiritual path.

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Holderness School
33 Chapel Lane, Holderness NH, 03245
mail P.O Box 1879 Plymouth, NH 03264-1879
phone (603) 536-1257