College Preparatory School for Girls Grades 3-12

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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.

Learn Well, Live Well, Lead Well Seminar

Learn Well, Live Well, Lead Well Seminar (“Seminar”) is a comprehensive 3-12 integrated, interdisciplinary curriculum that directly addresses the school-wide goals and competencies that embrace Holton’s institutional priorities of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Health and Wellbeing and Global Education.  In Seminar, students will engage in learning opportunities designed to further develop their knowledge, skills, and habits of mind addressing:

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

Learn Well, Live Well, Lead Well Seminar is housed in the Office of Diversity, Wellbeing, and Global Education and will be running in grades 3-11 for the 2021-2022 school year.  Host teacher(s) in each grade, create and maintain an engaging and brave classroom environment where students have the time and space to explore a range of topics and issues that reflect their lived experiences as well as the world around them.  Guest teachers from the Holton community with diverse expertise and insight also help facilitate classes over the duration of each course.