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Holderness School

Physical Address: 33 Chapel Lane, Holderness NH, 03245 
 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1879  Plymouth, NH 03264-1879

(603) 536-1747



Founded: 1879

Winter Sports:  Alpine, nordic, freestyle, freeskiing, and snowboarding

Grades: 9 through PG

Category: Prep School with competitive ski programs

Application deadline: 2/1/2018

Student/Faculty Ratio: 6:1, average Class Size: 12, AP Classes: 19

Boarding Student cost: $60,550

Day Student cost: $39,950

Head of School: Phil Peck

Financial aid: Yes

Email Contact: idahl@holderness.org

Academic Approach: Community, Character, and Curiosity represent the Holderness values that help strengthen the minds, bodies, and spiritual lives of our students. Every student at Holderness plays an important role in the life of the school alongside faculty who care deeply about the subjects they teach while making a point of connecting with the students they instruct. We offer a college preparatory curriculum with a wide range of courses and small classes.

Athletic Approach: Holderness loves the outdoors and believes that athletics are the foundation for great health. We offer unique sports like rock climbing and mountain biking, as well as traditional team sports like soccer, field hockey, and lacrosse. Since 1940, Holderness School has produced 17 Olympic athletes, six World Cup Championship Team members, 15 Collegiate All-Americans, and 38 National Team members. More than half of the 280 students participate in our snow sports program (alpine, Nordic, freestyle, freeskiing and snowboarding).

Notable Coaches: Craig Antonides (Director of Eastern Alpine), Pat Casey (Nordic Head Coach), Mike Kenney (Eastern Alpine), Corey McKim (Eastern Alpine), Ivar Dahl (Director of Snow Sports), Kristina Joder Casey (Nordic), Nick Preston (Freestyle), Alan Smarse (Director of Freeski and Snowboard), Matteo Bassi (Eastern Alpine), Leigh Anne Connors (Eastern Alpine/Faculty), Janice Dahl (Eastern Alpine/Faculty), Lori Ford (Eastern Alpine), Jeff Harold (Eastern Alpine), Dan Marshall (Eastern Alpine), Ben Moody (Eastern Alpine)

Notable Alumni: Chris Davenport ’89, Julia Ford ’08 (Olympian), Andy Martin ’92, Chris Pederson ’88, Converse Fields ’08, Nick Martini ’92, Sophia Swartz ’09, Ian Harvey ’86 (Olympian), Charlie “Spike” Kellogg ’58 (Olympian), Walter Malmquist '74 (Olympian), Fabian Stocek ’12, Carl Swenson ’88 (Olympian)

Training Facilities in addition to Strength and Conditioning on Campus:

Eastern Alpine Team: The recently completed Mittersill venue is home to the Holderness USSA/FIS teams, Franconia Ski Club, and USST. Homologated SL, GS, and SG will take place on Taft and Barons Run serviced by a dedicated T-bar and chairlift with upgrades in snowmaking and safety netting. Mittersill will offer best-in-class training, racing, and freeskiing opportunities and hosted the NCAA Championships in March 2017.

Nordic: The Holderness Nordic trails have 10km + of piston bully groomed skiing and 3.5km of lighted skiing. Holderness is a regular host site for Eastern Cup races because the trails strike a unique balance of fun and challenge. Flexibility allows the Nordic team to utilize Waterville Valley's network which boasts another 60km.

Freestyle, Freeskiing, Snowboarding, and Varsity Alpine: Partnering with Loon Mountain allows our teams access to committed terrain parks and dedicated training lanes.