Holderness School Photo #2 - Holderness is just a few miles from the slopes of Cannon Mountain, Loon Mountain, and Waterville Valley. Our Snow Sports athletes also train in Switzerland, Colorado, Utah and California - just to name a few.
Holderness School Photo #3 - Our alumni consistently tell us that our student run Job Program was formative for their future success, noting proudly that they were supervisors, event planners, and project managers before they even graduated high school.
Holderness School Photo #4 - Our Snow Sports program is among the best in the nation, and we regularly send our skiers and snowboarders to the podium.
Holderness School Photo #5 - Even casual visitors to Holderness are struck by how often they hear "hello" in the buildings and on the walkways.
Holderness School Photo #6 - Athletics aren't just about wins and losses-they're about testing your limits. Our three-season sports philosophy is counter-cultural: instead of encouraging specialization, we honor participation and effort in everything we do. We cultivate grit and persistence. We find joy in the playing.
Holderness School Photo #7 - We have a ratio that you won't hear about at any other school 8:1. That's what we call a "ratio for relationships" - a ratio that means that for every eight students in a dormitory there is one faculty member to support, guide and mentor them.
An independent school community committed to rigorous academics, epic adventures, and all-in athletics surrounded by New Hampshire`s lakes and White Mountains.
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
- Enrollment: 300 students
- Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $71,000
- Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $47,320
- Acceptance rate: 45%
- Average class size: 12 students
- Application Deadline: Feb. 1
- Source: Verified school update
Holderness School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 296 schools) for:
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# Interscholastic Sports Offered
Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Crew, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Cycling, Field Hockey, Football, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Ice Hockey, Kayaking, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Mountaineering, Nordic Skiing, Rock Climbing, Ski Jumping, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track
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Academic Competition Team, Alliance Club, Blue Key, Community Service Club, Dorm Prefects, Drama Club, Environment Club, Fishing Club, Habitat for Humanity, Holdernotes Acapella, Indoor Soccer, Investment Club, Multicultural Club, Student Newspaper, Student Vestry, Yearbook
- Holderness is an independent, boarding day school, offering grades 9-12. The combination of the school's focus on community and character and its joyful outdoor spirit are what makes it distinctive. Holderness offers a first-class preparatory education, along with outstanding snow sports, athletics and arts programs. Our students graduate well-educated, resilient, and open-minded, with the skills for a happy and successful life.
- Holderness School accreditations: NEASC, AISNE, ISANNE
Source: Verified school update
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Holderness School cost?
Holderness School's tuition is approximately $71,000 for boarding students and $47,320 for day students.
What schools are Holderness School often compared to?
Holderness Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Deerfield Academy, Berkshire School, Kimball Union Academy by visitors of our site.
What is the acceptance rate of Holderness School?
The acceptance rate of Holderness School is 45%, which is lower than the boarding school average of 58%.
What sports does Holderness School offer?
Holderness School offers 25 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Crew, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Cycling, Field Hockey, Football, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Ice Hockey, Kayaking, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Mountaineering, Nordic Skiing, Rock Climbing, Ski Jumping, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Tennis and Track. Holderness School is ranked as one of the top boarding schools for most sports offered.
What is Holderness School's ranking?
Holderness School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for Most sports offered.
When is the application deadline for Holderness School?
The application deadline for Holderness School is Feb. 1.
Alumni Reviews Review School
Holderness School Alumni #1
Class of 2016
Class of 2016
Nestled in rural New Hampshire a unique aspect of Holderness school is its proximity to the White Mountains and the integral part they play over the course of a students education at Holderness. Weekend trips. . .
Holderness School Alumni #2
Class of 2016
Class of 2016
The one thing about Holderness that I thought was incredibly unique, and one of my favorite aspects of the school, is the sense of community. I don't think I've ever been as close to a. . .
Holderness School Alumni #3
Class of 2012
Class of 2012
Holderness is a very unique school. Aside from the down to earth culture and genuine connections you will make with faculty, two things that make it unique are 'Special Programs' in the spring and the. . .
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