College Preparatory School for Girls Grades 3-12

reunion 2018

Save the date for Reunion 2019, April 11-13!

Celebrating classes ending in 4's and 9's.

If you're interested in serving as a volunteer for your milestone reunion, please contact Director of Alumnae Amanda Novak Hewitt '04, 301.365.6005



Thursday, April 11, 2019

Legacy Reception

5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Ruth Hanna Simms Reception Room

Holton-Arms Alumnae sharing a family connection to another alumna, including mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, cousins, and grandmothers, are invited to celebrate intergenerational connections and memories of our alma mater.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Alumnae Visiting Day

8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Della Robbia Gallery

We invite all alumnae and alumnae parents to take part in the day's scheduled classes to experience Holton's education with current students and faculty. Enjoy many of Holton's recently refreshed spaces, including the front entrance and dining room. Stop by the Alumnae Hospitality Area for refreshments, campus maps, and class schedules for the day.

Alumnae Art History Class with Dr. Christopher Wilson

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Eacho Lecture Hall

Join Holton's current Art History teacher, Dr. Christopher Wilson, for a special class just for alumnae.

Lunch with Current Students

11:10 a.m. to 1:40 p.m.

Dining Room

Enjoy lunch prepared by Holton's woman-owned food service provider, Meriwether Godsey, in the recently remodeled Dining Room.

Class of 1969 50th Reunion Lunch

12:15 to 2:00 p.m.

Granger House

Class of 2028 & 1969 Meet & Greet

2:00 to 2:30 p.m.

Lower School Gathering Area

Over the course of the year, third grade students of the Class of 2027 write letters to the 50th Reunion Class of 1968. The Class of 1968 is invited to join our youngest students for sweet treats and to potentially meet their ‘pen pal’.

Tours of the School led by Boosters

6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Adalman Gallery

Tours of the School given by Boosters will be available during the All Alumnae Cocktail Party.

Alumnae Association Cocktail Party*

6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Dining Room

Alumnae of all classes, faculty and staff, both past and present, will enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, official class photos, a photo booth, and special champagne service for those classes wining the Champagne Cup and the Presidents' Cup.

*Complimentary transportation will be provided to and from the Cocktail Party from the Bethesda Marriott Suites.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Alumnae Association Celebration Brunch with Head of School Susanna A. Jones*

10:00 a.m. to Noon

Dining Room

Enjoy brunch while inducting the youngest members of the Alumnae Association, the Class of 2019, as well as hearing an insider's view of Holton-Arms today from Head of School Susanna A. Jones. During brunch, celebrate the recipients of this year's Distinguished Alumna Award and the Rosemary Wire Anderson Award.

*Complimentary transportation will be provided to and from the Brunch from the Bethesda Marriott Suites.

Tours of the School led by Boosters

12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Adalman Gallery

Tours of the School given by Boosters will be available.

Educating the Mind, Soul, and Spirit in 2019 and Beyond: Conversation and Afternoon Tea with Upper School Students and Faculty

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Ruth Hanna Simms Reception Room

Join us for afternoon tea while hearing from current faculty and students as they share how Holton continues to honor and build upon 118 years of tradition in today’s complex and changing world. All are welcome to attend this open dialogue, ask questions, and share their own stories of Holton. The event is hosted by our Lamp of Learning Society, which celebrates members of our community who have demonstrated their commitment to Holton's future by making a planned gift to the School.

Blue & White Family Play Date

1:30 p.m.

Lower School Playground

Bring children of all ages for a play date with snacks and face painting, and catch some of the Varsity Lacrosse game while you're there!

Holton-Arms Varsity Lacrosse Game

1:30 p.m.

Lower School Turf Field

Come cheer on your Holton panthers against Academy of Notre Dame de Namur (Pennsylvania) and enjoy a special game day treat!

Alumnae of Color Meet & Greet hosted by Holton-Arms Black Alumnae

3:00 p.m.

Ruth Hanna Simms Reception Room

Join the newly formalized Holton-Arms Black Alumnae Group for tea and champagne at its inaugural event to celebrate women of color and their legacy at Holton-Arms. Alumnae of all backgrounds are welcome!

S Street Celebration Cocktails & Dinner Celebrating Classes of 1931 through 1968*

6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Washington Studio School

2129 S St NW, Washington, D.C.

Holton-Arms alumnae from the classes of 1931 through 1968 and their guests are invited to return to S Street to reminisce among Miss Brown and Helen Shearman’s classrooms and walk the floors of their S Street alma mater while enjoying cocktails and dinner.

50th Reunion Celebration for the Class of 1969*

6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Location TBD

Members of the Class of 1969 and their guests are invited for a special class party to celebrate their 50th Reunion. More information coming soon!

Saturday Night Off-Campus Class Parties

For the Classes of 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, and 2014. Check back soon for more details!

*Complimentary transportation will be provided from the Bethesda Marriott Suites and Holton-Arms to and from the S Street Celebration and the 50th Reunion.


The Holton-Arms Alumnae Association celebrates recipients of The Distinguished Alumna and The "Rosie" Awards once a year during the Alumnae Association Celebration and Induction Brunch on the Saturday of Reunion Weekend. Nominations for the 2019 Alumnae Awards are due November 2, 2018.


The Distinguished Alumna Award

The Distinguished Alumna Award was established by the Board of Directors of the Alumnae Association in 1973 to recognize the career, professional, or volunteer service accomplishments of an outstanding alumna of the Holton-Arms School.

2018 Distinguished Alumna- Dr. Adeline Vuylsteke Vanderver, M.D. '92

Photo of 2018 Distinguished Alumna Dr. Adeline Vuylsteke Vanderver, M.D. '92

A 1992 Holton graduate, Dr. Adeline Vanderver, M.D. is an Attending Physician in the Division of Neurology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Jacob A. Kamens Endowed Chair in Neurologic Disorders and Translational Neurotherapeutics. She is also Program Director of the Leukodystrophy Center of Excellence at CHOP. Leukodystrophies are a group of rare, progressive, metabolic, genetic diseases that affect the brain, spinal cord and often the peripheral nerves

After Holton, Adeline graduated with a degree in medicine from Universite Catholique de Louvain in Brussels, Belgium. She completed her residency in pediatrics at Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE, and Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. She then pursued a child neurology fellowship at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC, and a fellowship in biochemical genetics at the National Human Genome Research Institute/National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.

Under Adeline’s leadership, the multidisciplinary Leukodystrophy Center team is focused on creating new standards of care for children with leukodystrophies by advancing leukodystrophy gene discovery, creating new therapies, and supporting and advocating for patients and their families. In addition to her clinical and research efforts, Adeline leads the Global Leukodystrophy Initiative, an advocacy group that includes parents, clinicians and researchers, to raise disease awareness and ensure that patients receive appropriate social and medical support.

Adeline and her husband, Bruce Vanderver (Landon ’91), live in Kensington with their three children, ages 15, 12, and 10. Adeline is proud to say that her science classes at Holton provided the impetus for both her career and family.

The "Rosie" Award

Created by the Board of Directors of the Alumnae Association on September 17, 1990, The Rosemary Wire Anderson ("The Rosie") Award recognizes an alumna's extraordinary service to Holton-Arms. It was presented for the first time at Reunion Weekend in 1991 to Rosemary Wire Anderson '58. The award recognizes extraordinary service to Holton faculty, volunteers, employees, and members of the Board of Trustees as well as the Alumnae Board.

The "Rosie" Award is a surprise to the recipient and will be announced at the Alumnae Association Celebration and Induction Brunch on Saturday, April 21, 2018.


2019 Lodging Information

Holton-Arms has established a special group rate of $99 per room at the Bethesda Marriott Suites for Reunion Weekend. In order to take advantage of this special rate, please book by March 21, 2019.

Bethesda Marriott Suites
6711 Democracy Boulevard
Bethesda, MD 20817
301-897-5600 or 800-228-9290

Book Online Here!

Other Bethesda area hotels, at which Holton-Arms does not hold room blocks, include:

Doubletree Hotel
8120 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814

Hyatt Regency
One Bethesda Metro Center
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 657-1234

Marriott Bethesda
5151 Pooks Hill Rd
Bethesda, MD 20814

Residence Inn by Marriott Bethesda
7335 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814

Courtyard Chevy Chase
5520 Wisconsin Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815


Classes ending in 4's and 9's will have class-specific off-campus parties on Saturday, April 13, planned by the Class Reunion Committees.

If you are interested in helping plan your class party for Reunion 2019 please contact Director of Alumnae Amanda Novak Hewitt '04, 301.365.6005.

1969- 50th Reunion

Saturday, April 13

6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Location TBD


Donate for Your Class Today

The Holton Fund is the primary fundraising effort at Holton-Arms. The School depends on ongoing annual contributions to sustain daily activities, to support excellent faculty, and to look toward the future. From lab equipment to computers, financial aid to sports activities, art classes to school plays, the Holton Fund supports the people and programs that make up the Holton experience for every girl, every day. Since tuition alone does not cover the cost of a Holton education, gifts to the Holton Fund provide funding for the School’s most immediate needs:

  • Compensation and benefits for our talented and dedicated teachers;
  • Equipment and supplies for academic, arts, and athletics programs;
  • Professional development for faculty and staff;
  • Innovations to our rich curricular offerings;
  • Experiential learning opportunities locally, nationally, and globally;
  • Upgrades to instructional technology;
  • Maintenance of our campus and facilities.

The Champagne Cup is awarded to the Reunion Class achieving the highest participation in the 18-19 Holton Fund by Reunion Weekend. The Presidents’ Cup celebrates the class achieving the highest level of philanthropic leadership to Holton during a Reunion Year by Reunion Weekend.

Both awards provide friendly competition among Reunion Classes with the reward of exclusive champagne service throughout the weekend.

Nothing says celebration like a bottle of bubbly!


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Future Reunion Dates

April 11-13, 2019 (celebrating 4's & 9's)

April 23-25, 2020 (celebrating 0's & 5's)

April 22-24, 2021 (celebrating 1's & 6's)