College Preparatory School for Girls Grades 3-12


At Holton-Arms School, you will be challenged, inspired, supported, and known as you prepare for college, explore your interests, and come of age—as a self-aware individual, empathetic community member, and contributing citizen of the world.

Whether you join us in Lower School (grades 3 through 6), Middle School (grades 7 and 8), or Upper School (grades 9 through 12), as a student at Holton, you will:

  • Prepare for college in a challenging, inventive, hands-on curriculum
  • Be guided by passionate, talented, experienced teachers
  • Understand how the things you learn relate to larger global challenges and goals
  • Learn how to work effectively in groups and teams
  • Build skills of emotional awareness and social intelligence
  • Discover a deep capacity for creative problem solving
  • Become adept with technology and design thinking
  • Cultivate superlative written and spoken communication skills
  • Identify and apply for colleges that fit your specific interests and goals

Learn more about Holton's philosophy and approach to education.

Learning in Action

Algebra Students Create Dynamic Patterns Using Math

Algebra 1A students found inspiration in Islamic art during Ramadan to create their own beautiful and dynamic patterns with simple shapes, similar to those found in tombs, tilings, and modern day architecture and art.


Honor Code

One of the goals of the school is to encourage personal integrity. The School stresses the value of personal honor and ethical responsibility and believes that a strong school community is founded on concern for the individual and mutual trust.


The Lower School Honor Code, A Holton Girl CARES, was developed by Lower School students to reflect what they felt exemplified Holton girls at their very best. Each letter in CARES represents a different character trait: Character, Awareness, Responsibility, Empathy, and Spirit. The concept of caring goes to the very heart of what is expected of all our students: caring about doing their very best work, caring about each other, and caring about our school. We expect each student to behave in a manner that is consistent with Holton’s Honor Code. Each student should seek to exhibit personal integrity, responsibility to herself and others, and respect for cultural and individual differences.


The Middle & Upper School Honor Code was established by juniors and seniors in 1950, and each student is expected to abide by it.

The four honor offenses are lying, stealing, cheating, and plagiarism.

It is also considered an honor offense to knowingly aid another student to commit one of these acts.