At Holderness leadership is integrated into every aspect of our culture; we provide grade-level appropriate curricular and extra-curricular opportunities to apply learning in real time, in real conditions, in ordinary and extraordinary circumstances for all four years of a Holderness education.
We teach kids to step forward with courage, humility, and endurance so that they can transform their own lives and work for the betterment of humankind.
It works, too. Our graduates start companies, perform research, direct national programs, and win prestigious awards. Our graduates also nurture their families, love and steward their local ecosystems, care about and serve their neighbors, handle personal crises with confidence, and approach the challenges and joys of their lives with open minds.
The experiential learning programs highlighted below give a good representation of the kind of journey our kids are on. Keep in mind, however, that our young pathfinders are taught to make their own way; every path is unique.