College Preparatory School for Girls Grades 3-12

Curriculum and Connections

Holton's global education curriculum prepares students for life in their communities, both in the present—while they are in school—and in the future—after they leave school behind.

Holton faculty incorporate exciting opportunities for students to investigate the world, apply disciplinary and interdisciplinary expertise, understand multiple perspectives, and take responsible action.

Lower School
  • Division Project: A Life Like Mine: How Children Around the World Live
  • International Book Club (focus on books originally published in a language other than English)
  • Exchange Student Hosting Opportunities: China, France, India, Spain
  • Social Studies focus on Central America, China, India, and Rwanda/Senegal
  • Interdisciplinary Unit on Mongolia
  • Interdisciplinary Unit on Girl’s Access to Education
  • World Language Study: Chinese, French, Spanish
  • Grade 6 in the Florida Everglades: Environmental Science
Middle School
  • Exchange Student Hosting Opportunities: China, France, Spain
  • World Language Study: Chinese, French, Latin, and Spanish
  • Social Studies Focus on Latin America, Middle East, and Africa
  • Discovery of World Art Forms (Art/Music)
  • Model UN
  • Middle School in Belize: Mesoamerica/Environmental Science
  • Middle School in New Orleans
  • Interdisciplinary and experiential learning opportunities occur throughout the program but especially in our “Outside-the-Box” (OTB) series. OTB themes have included: the Civil Rights Movement; the Great Age of Islam; Israel and Palestine - A Land Twice Promised; and Latin America Day.
Upper School
  • Exchange Student Hosting Opportunities: China, France, India, Spain
  • World Language Study: Chinese, French, Latin, and Spanish
  • Ancient World History: China, Europe, India, and Middle East course
  • Core I and II: The West and the World (History) course
  • Spanish and French Immersion Programs in Spain and France
  • Cultural immersion program in Italy (latin)
  • Model UN club
  • What is Religion? course
  • Fine and Performing Arts Ensembles abroad (Italy, Australia)
  • Junior Journeys to China, Costa Rica, India, and Rwanda/Senegal
  • Art History Senior Project in Greece
  • AP Environmental Science course (Global Focus Found in Classroom from the Scribbler)
  • Global Issues and Perspectives course: In preparation for the Junior Journeys, juniors take a one semester, interdisciplinary, team taught course designed to introduce them to the Millennium Development Goals as a point of departure for exploring the world’s most pressing issues.
  • Global Scholars Program

Global Education at Holton - Lesson Plans

Lesson Plan Template (word doc)

Grade 3 Student Built Mongolian Gers

Middle School Students host a traditional Japanese tea

Upper School students learn traditinal Indian dance

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