College Preparatory School for Girls Grades 3-12


Celebrating Classes ending in 0's and 5's


Friday, April 24, 2020

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.

Guided Campus Tour

10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Della Robbia Gallery

Enjoy a tour of Holton's River Road campus while getting an 'insider's view' from student tour guides.

Alumnae Art History Class with Dr. Christopher Wilson

11:15 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.

Alumnae Assembly with Upper School Students

12:00 to 12:45 p.m.

James Whittier Lewis Theater

All alumnae are invited to the Upper School assembly where they will hear from an alumna speaker.

Class of 1970 50th Reunion Lunch

12:15 to 2:00 p.m.

Ruth Hanna Simms Reception Room

Lunch & Conversation with Upper School Students

12:45 to 1:25 p.m.

Dining Room

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

Class of 2029 & 1970 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 2029 write letters to the 50th Reunion Class of 1970. The Class of 1970 is invited to join our youngest students for sweet treats and to potentially meet their ‘pen pal’.

HoltonConnect Professional Networking Gathering

2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Father's Club Lounge

Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Ruth Hanna Simms Reception Room

Established in 2000-2001, the Holton-Arms Athletic Hall of Fame honors and perpetuates the memory of those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to Holton-Arms athletics and have helped bring recognition, honor, and excellence to the school and its athletic program throughout its history. Celebrate the 2020 inductees with champagne and an induction ceremony.

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 25, 2020

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 2020, as well as hearing an insider's view of Holton-Arms today from Head of School Susanna A. Jones and a senior speaker. 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.

A Well-Ordered Life: Financial Planning, Estate Planning, and Ways to Give

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Ruth Hanna Simms Reception Room

Join expert speakers for a session on life planning, financial planning, and building long-term wealth, as well as learning about creative and beneficial ways to give back.

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 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 Holton-Arms Black Alumnae Group for tea and champagne 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 1969*

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 1969 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 1970*

6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Location TBD

Members of the Class of 1970 and their guests are invited for a special class party to celebrate their 50th Reunion.

Saturday Night Off-Campus Class Parties

For the Classes of 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, and 2015. Please check the 'Class Parties' tab above for more details.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Class of 1970- 50th Reunion Brunch

11:00 a.m.

Normandie Farm, Potomac, MD

Upper School Spring Choral Concert

5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

James Whittier Lewis Theater

Hear performances by Holton's Upper School Chorus, Swing Choir, and Chamber Singers at their annual Spring Concert.

*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.


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.

2020 Distinguished Alumna- Marcia Johnson Bateson '75

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 25, 2020.


2020 Lodging Information

Holton-Arms School has secured a special group rate of $109 per night at the Bethesda Marriott Suites for Reunion Weekend. Please use the link to make your reservations online, or call the number below and reference the Holton-Arms Reunion 2020 Room Block.

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

Reservations must be made by March 26, 2020 in order to take advantage of the special group rate.

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 of 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, and 2015 will plan their own off-campus class parties for Saturday, April 25.

Check back soon for more information! If you are interested in hosting and/or helping to plan your class party, please contact Director of Alumnae Amanda Novak Hewitt '04, 301.365.6005.

Class of 1970- 50th Reunion Brunch

Sunday, April 25

11:00 a.m.

Normandie Farm

Potomac, MD



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 19 - 20 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 Wednesday, April 22 at 4:00 p.m. EST.

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!


Password: HollyHolton (case sensitive, one word)


As we get closer to Reunion Weekend, check back for a look at alumnae and faculty/staff that have registered for Reunion 2020!

Future Reunion Dates

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

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