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Holderness School

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

Phone: (603) 536-1747

Website: http://www.holderness.org/page



Founded: 1879

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

Grades: 9 through PG

Category: Prep School with competitive ski programs

Application deadline: 2/1/2019

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

Boarding Student cost: $63,000

Day Student cost: $41,600

Head of School: Phil Peck

Financial aid: Yes

Email Contact: idahl@holderness.org

Academic Approach: We offer a college preparatory curriculum with a wide range of courses and small classes. 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: Our community loves the outdoors and we believe that athletics are the foundation for great health. Since 1940, Holderness School has produced Olympic athletes, World Championship Team members, Collegiate All-Americans, and National Team members. More than half of the 280 students participate in our snow sports program (alpine, Nordic, freestyle, freeskiing and snowboarding). During the fall and spring seasons we offer traditional team sports such as soccer, field hockey, and lacrosse along with more individual action sports such as mountain biking and rock climbing.

Notable Coaches: Craig Antonides (Director of Eastern Alpine), Pat Casey (Nordic Head Coach), 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: Julia Ford ’08 (Olympian), Chris Davenport ’89, 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)

Eastern Alpine Program: US Ski Team training venue Mittersill/Cannon is the Holderness home training site for the Eastern Alpine USSA/FIS teams and the Franconia Ski Club. SL, GS, and SG skiing take place on Homologated Taft Slope and Barons Run serviced by a dedicated T-bar and chairlift with recent upgrades in snowmaking and safety netting. Mittersill routinely plays host to regional and national championship series, FIS events, collegiate carnivals and USSA races.

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.


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