Holton's academic schedule is divided into trimesters. The daily schedule for 2021-2022 will follow a weekly alternating Blue/White Monday-Friday program.
Our goal is to provide students with meaningful and engaging learning experiences through a combination of on-campus and online instruction. To best facilitate and foster the relationships so central to School life and to provide the necessary structure to the school day, hybrid-learning will function synchronously whether students are on-campus or participating in distance learning.
On school days campus will open no earlier than 30 minutes prior to start time - no earlier than 7:45 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and no earlier than 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday.
LATE STARTS ON WEDNESDAY MORNINGS
We know anecdotally from schools across the country and from neuroscience research on adolescent sleep patterns that a later start on a consistent basis can help reduce student stress and improve health, academic performance, and general wellness. Responding to this research, the Holton schedule includes a 9:15 a.m. start every Wednesday. This has the advantage of creating consistency around our late starts. The faculty and staff use the time for professional work.