At Holton-Arms, we believe in providing benefits that support and protect the well-being of faculty, staff, and their families. To that end, Holton has tailored a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees that includes:
- Health and Dental Insurance: We pay a significant portion of the employee's health premiums. There are three plans for employees to choose from and both plans have prescription drug coverage, vision care, and mental health benefits. Dental insurance is offered at a very low rate.
- Flexible Spending Accounts: This program allows employees to set aside pre-tax money for childcare, eldercare, or medical expenses.
- Life Insurance and Short & Long Term Disability Protection: Provided by Holton at no cost to the employee.
- Retirement Savings Program: Holton employees are generally eligible for enrollment upon their start date. We work with TIAA-CREF, which has numerous fund options for retirement investment.
- Direct deposit, Bond Purchase, and Credit Union Accounts: These programs are available to all employees.
- Maternity/Paternity Leave: Six weeks fully paid maternity/paternity leave.
Working in an independent school provides employees with some unique and exciting benefits. Some of these include:
- Financial Aid for Faculty/Staff: All full-time faculty and staff daughters may be eligible for a Holton-Arms School partial scholarship. Landon School has approved the same policy for the sons of Holton-Arms faculty and staff.
- Discounted Creative Summer Program: Children of full-time faculty and staff may enroll at a discounted rate.
- Free Lunch: Lunch is provided in the School’s Dining Room every School day to faculty, staff, and students.
- Healthy Work Environment: Faculty and staff have access to wellness programs, exercise facilities, tennis courts, pool, and smoke-free facilities.
- Abundant Vacation Time: Faculty follow students’ vacation schedules, which includes two weeks off in the winter, one week for spring break, and summer vacation. Staff enjoy the same vacations during the school year, plus additional vacation time, since staff work through the summer.
Holton's educational philosophy encourages lifelong learning for faculty and staff. Holton encourages teachers to visit each other's classes, discuss questions of teaching, visit other schools, attend appropriate conferences and workshops, and take graduate courses, as well as to develop curriculum independently and with other faculty members, both within and across departments. Release time and/or funding are often available for professional pursuits such as:
- Graduate Study
- College Credit Courses
Holton also provides special grants for faculty development. These opportunities are offered to promote professional growth, to rekindle the spirit, and to stimulate renewal of ideas.
- Sabbatical Leave
- Alumnae Travel Grant
- Ethel Graham Blake Faculty Endowment Fund
- Guy Farmer Humanities Fund
- Mildred Brown and Sallie Evans Lurton Fund
- Edward E. Ford Faculty Development Fund
- Senior Parents Fund
Child Development Center
The Holton-Arms School Child Development Center is a pioneer in the growing trend to offer child care to parents within their work place. On-site care increases parents’ involvement in their child’s daily activities and also fosters a sense of security in knowing their child is on the premises. Holton recognizes society’s present day needs for quality child care, and is pleased to support this program for its faculty and staff.
The center is located on campus in Brown House, adjacent to the Lower School. The space is big, bright, and ideally suited for a variety of age-appropriate activities.
The Holton-Arms School Child Development Center seeks to provide the children of Holton faculty and staff with a quality, on-site early childhood education program that coincides with the needs of the working parent. The Center’s priority is to offer developmentally appropriate programs for every child of the Holton faculty and staff from infancy through preschool; in partnership with the parents, to create an environment that encourages the growth and enrichment of the whole child; and to provide developmentally appropriate activities that contribute to all aspects of a child’s development in a safe, stimulating, and nurturing environment.
- Infant Program (6 weeks to 18 months) provides a nurturing, safe, and stimulating environment that contributes to all aspects of a child’s development: physical, cognitive, social, and emotional.
- Toddlers Program (18 months to 2 years) provides a caring environment rich in experience as the children continue their language development and move from parallel play to social interaction.
- Preschool Program (2 to 4 year-olds) provides a variety of experiences to help each child build self-esteem and develop a range of skills. It incorporates many age-appropriate activities, including arts and crafts, dramatic play, music and movement, reading, science, math, cooking, computers, free-choice play, and special field trips.
The center is licensed by the State of Maryland and meets the highest standards of quality care. Our staff is professionally trained and dedicated to providing a caring, nurturing environment to the youngest members of the Holton community.