Holderness School - Review #8

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Holderness School

About the Author:

Years Attended Boarding School:
Sports and Activities:
rock climbing, ski team, outing club, theatre tech,
College Enrolled:
Boston University
Home Town, State:
Richmond, VA

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
The mandatory work program for every student and the balanced mix of academic, athletic, and art exposure required developed ability to focus.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
get the most out of life attitude and great preparation and love for further learning are the biggest assets gained
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
been a little less self assured
4.) What did you like most about your school?
outdoor life
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
participate in all the school has to offer.


1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
faculty emphasis on comprehensive research, and exploring issues from all sides


1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
mandatory participation in sports allows ever student to develop mind body connection.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
the connection of art to science and history develops thought pathways that lead to innovation in all endeavors

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
for me the outing club was extremely important developing a connection with the spiritual world

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
my time involved in all school activities meant the dorm was a place to study and rest, I was fortunate to have a single room Jr. and Sr. year.


1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
family stile meals develop a sense of community and sharing of interests beyond ones narrow ones

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Plymouth is great small town easy walking, biking distance from campus.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
school life is so rich and full it is hard to separate social life from all other aspects of it
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Alumni Reviews Review School

Holderness School Alumni #1
Class of 1980
5.00 4/10/2018
University of Vermont
My two years at Holderness prepared me well for life by teaching me about civic pride and community participation through the student jobs program. I learned that I could overcome adversity and be self-reliant though. . .
Holderness School Alumni #2
Class of 2004
5.00 8/28/2017
University of New Hampshire, New York School of Interior Design
Small classes sizes, from 2-15 people really forced me to be interested and taught me it's better to have attempted to do work than not do it at all - which frankly I was able. . .
Holderness School Alumni #3
Class of 2012
5.00 6/13/2017
Westminster College
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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Quick Stats (2024)

  • 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