College Preparatory School for Girls Grades 3-12

For Admissions Representatives

Founded in 1901, Holton-Arms is a college-preparatory school for girls grades 3-12 dedicated to the “education not only of the mind, but of the soul and spirit.*”

The School provides rigorous and dynamic programs in the traditional academic areas, the fine and performing arts, and athletics. Here, young women of diverse backgrounds can take risks, learn from mistakes, pursue opportunities for leadership, and build lifelong friendships. Holton-Arms is a vibrant community that values consistency and order as well as creativity and freedom.

Whether you are just learning about Holton or are already familiar with the school, we invite you to explore our website, visit our campus, or to contact us with any questions you might have.

Visit Policy

We welcome college representatives to visit our campus and spend time getting to know us. With approximately 120 college visitors each fall, we have found that most girls are not able to miss class for longer meetings. In order to provide more student accessibility to our college visitors, Holton offers a mini-fair setting from 1-1:30 p.m. on most weekdays. Up to five college representatives are located in an attractive gallery space at a time when students have a free lunch/clubs period. All Upper School students are encouraged to circulate and chat with the college visitors.

For colleges which we anticipate will receive a larger audience (12-20 girls), we can arrange for a private visit at a separate time of day. Only seniors (and juniors with a free period) will be permitted to attend those meetings.

Please contact Suzanne K. Carter or Zoë B. Mayfield to schedule a visit.


To 7303 River Road Bethesda, MD 20817

From the Capital Beltway
Take Exit 39; head east on River Road (toward Washington); at the second traffic light, turn left onto the School grounds, and then immediately right onto Mary Happer Drive.

From Washington, D.C.
Head west on River Road, turn right at Royal Dominion Drive onto the School grounds and then immediately turn right onto Mary Happer Drive.

By Metro bus:
T-2 Route stops directly in front of the School.

Parking on campus:
Visitor parking spaces are available in the main parking lot; handicapped parking is available on the front circle.

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In the Area

Nearby schools (grouped with closest neighbors):

  • Landon School
    6101 Wilson Ln, Bethesda, MD 20817 1.65 mi
  • Walt Whitman High School
    7100 Whittier Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20817 1.97 mi
  • Connelly School of the Holy Child
    9029 Bradley Blvd. Potomac, MD 20854 2.35 mi
  • Deutsche Schule/German School Washington, DC
    8617 Chateau Dr, Potomac, MD 20854 3.08 mi
  • Bullis School
    10601 Falls Rd, Potomac, MD 20854 4.7 mi
  • Winston Churchill High School
    11300 Gainsborough Rd, Potomac, MD 20854 5.08 mi
  • St. Andrews Episcopal School
    8804 Postoak Rd, Potomac, MD 20854 5.56 mi
  • Washington Waldorf School
    4800 Sangamore Rd, Bethesda, MD 20816 3.94 mi
  • Walter Johnson High School
    6400 Rock Spring Dr, Bethesda, MD 20814 4.06 mi
  • Lycee Rochambeau/The French International School
    9600 Forest Rd Bethesda, MD 4.54 mi

Nearby restaurants/food stores:

Whole Foods, Georgetown Bagelry, Ledo's Pizza, Hunan Kitchen Kenwood Station Shopping Center 5241 River Rd Bethesda MD

Fish Taco, Wild Tomato, The Market On the Boulevard, Indigo House 7945 MacArthur Blvd Cabin John, MD (Intersection of MacArthur Blvd and Seven Locks Rd)

Bethesda Food Co-op 6500 Seven Locks Rd, Cabin John, MD (Intersection of MacArthur Blvd and Seven Locks Rd)

Irish Inn at Glen Echo 6119 Tulane Ave, Glen Echo MD (faces MacArthur Blvd)

Safeway, Starbucks, Vie de France (and other shopping options like CVS) Potomac Village Shopping Center, 10104 River Rd, Potomac MD

Elizabeth D. Poppi
Director of Student Information and Special Projects, Registrar

Suzanne K. Carter
Director of College Counseling

Zoë B. Mayfield
Associate Director of College Counseling

Pam Wachutka
Academic Support and College Counseling Coordinator