College Preparatory School for Girls Grades 3-12

Academic Schedule

Holton's academic schedule is divided into trimesters. The daily schedule for 2020-2021 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. Due to the need to avoid mixing the homerooms and cohorts, there will be no before-school care or breakfast service during the 2020-2021 school year. Students will go directly to their first class upon entering the building.

Sample Schedules

UPPER SCHOOL SCHEDULE | MIDDLE SCHOOL SCHEDULE | LOWER SCHOOL SCHEDULE

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 change has the advantage of creating consistency around our late starts. The faculty and staff use the time for professional work.