College Preparatory School for Girls Grades 3-12

Holton-Arms is committed to preparing young women to make a difference in a complex and changing world. We strive to cultivate the knowledge, skills, and disposition necessary to understand and act responsibly and creatively to resolve issues of global significance. While many schools offer their students opportunities to travel, Holton views 3-12 education as a pathway to global competence. The Holton curriculum cultivates an understanding of global cultures, environments, economies, and political systems, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Curriculum and Connections

Holton weaves global perspectives into the curriculum. Students who complete a specialized global program including in-depth coursework in the Global Issues and Perspectives course, four years language study, a global journey, and a senior capstone project will receive a Global Scholar designation on their transcript and be recognized at graduation.

Exchanges and Opportunities

Holton works with established organizations to bring students to Holton from abroad. These students become part of the Holton community. Just as these students learn actively about American culture and traditions through their interactions with a Holton family they share their own perspectives, traditions and beliefs.

Holton Abroad

Holton has created the opportunity for Upper School students to travel abroad to strengthen their language skills, develop a deeper understanding of and empathy for other cultures, and learn about globally significant issues.


Global Gathering

This fall, Holton-Arms School will host a conference for teachers and administrators to learn, network, and share approaches for teaching global competencies and connecting classrooms to the world. Agenda, logisitcs, and registration will be posted by August.


Mosaic is an on-campus celebration of cultures from around the world hosted annually by Holton’s Parents Association. The community event kicks off with a school-wide art contest, and the festivities include an evening of delicious international food, live performances, and a special out-of-uniform international dress day. Last year, nearly 40 countries and cultures were represented by Holton students and families.

Melissa Brown