At Holton, you’ll come to truly know your SELF so that you can best contribute to your COMMUNITY and make a vital impact on the WORLD.
You are an individual, with your own ideas, experiences, and dreams.
Being a person can be difficult! And often confusing. There’s no instruction manual. We’ll help you understand yourself—from your emotions to your passions to your learning style—so that you can get the most out of school and the other things you do in life.
You’re part of a community. Actually, many different communities—including your family, your School, your team, your ensemble, or your club.
We’ll expose you to a range of ideas, cultures, points of view, and ways of solving problems. We’ll teach you strategies for communicating with others and working through differences of opinion. By learning how other people see the world, it’s so much easier to work together to make it better.
You’re a citizen of the world.
We all are. The things you do have global impact. Your ideas have the power to change things for the better.
We’ll show you how your studies relate to the global challenges your generation will inherit. We’ll give you the tools to understand complexity, and innovate solutions. You’ll have constant opportunities to encounter the world’s beautiful variety—whether in the classroom or on the other side of the planet.
Over the past several years, Holton has developed and implementing a curriculum that eventually will cover grades 3-12 that we call Seminar. For the 2020-2021 school year grades 3 through 5 and 7 through 10 will take Seminar.
In a developmentally appropriate, spiraling curriculum, Seminar addresses our school-wide Learn Well, Live Well, Lead Well Goals:
GOAL 1 - PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH
We evaluate and care for our physical, mental, and emotional health.
GOAL 2 - SELF KNOWLEDGE AND IDENTITY
We know the dimensions of our own identity and how it intersects with the identity of others.
GOAL 3 - OPEN-MINDEDNESS AND PERSPECTIVE TAKING
We embrace diverse perspectives.
GOAL 4 - COMMUNICATION AND COLLABORATION
We connect across differences, develop healthy relationships, and collaborate with one another.
GOAL 5 - CREATIVE AND CRITICAL THINKING
We use critical thinking skills to creatively solve problems.
GOAL 6 - CURIOSITY AND DISCERNMENT
We cultivate curiosity, leverage knowledge, and exercise discernment.
GOAL 7 - LOCAL, NATIONAL, AND GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT
We investigate the world and engage actively with local, national, and global communities.
GOAL 8 - SOCIAL JUSTICE
We lead with empathy, courage, and integrity to promote social justice.