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Founded in 1901, Holton-Arms is a college-preparatory school for girls grades 3-12 dedicated to the education not only of the mind, but of the soul and spirit.

Holton-Arms provides challenging and engaging programs in academics, the fine and performing arts, and athletics. Young women from all over the D.C.-Maryland-Virginia area come here to take risks, learn from mistakes, pursue opportunities for leadership, and build lifelong friendships. Holton-Arms is a vibrant community that values, supports, and nurtures the myriad identities and experiences that our students bring to this campus.

We seek to develop a strong understanding of self, a deep connection to community, and a burgeoning commitment to make the world a better place. We work to build the values of respect, compassion, and service to others, within the School and in local, national, and global communities.We believe that with intellectual curiosity, tenacity of purpose, appreciation for diverse perspectives, and commitment to others, Holton women will make a difference in a complex and changing world.


Sculpture in the middle of a grassy area in front of the school building.

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Holton-Arms School cultivates the unique potential of young women through the “education not only of the mind, but of the soul and spirit."


Inspiring young women to lead lives of positive influence.


Inveniam viam aut faciam or “I will find a way or make one.”