All Education is Global
Everything you learn has a larger context. Your actions have larger consequence. Your ideas have the power to change the world.
Holton prepares young women for intentional lives of meaning and impact in a complex and ever-changing world.
Our Global Education Program helps girls cultivate knowledge, skills, and perspective they’ll need to understand and address the shared global challenges that their generation will inherit.
From grades 3-12, our girls experience a wide array of opportunities to explore and experience global cultures, environments, economies, and political systems—both inside the Holton classroom and through travel in the U.S. and abroad.
Curriculum and Connections
Holton weaves global perspectives throughout the curriculum. Students who complete the Global Issues and Perspectives course, four years of language study, a global journey, and a senior capstone project will be designated a Global Scholar on their transcript and will receive special recognition at graduation.
Hosting an International Student
Holton works with established institutions to infuse our culture with students from a variety of countries. These international scholars add valuable perspectives and points of view to the Holton community and classrooms. Learn more about hosting an international student.
Holton has created a range of opportunities for students to travel in the United States and internationally—to strengthen their language skills, develop deeper understanding of and empathy for other cultures, and learn about issues of global significance.
Pedagogies & Passports
Holton is proud to host the Pedagogies & Passports conference for teachers and administrators to learn, network, and share approaches for teaching global competencies and connecting classrooms to the world.
An annual on-campus celebration of more than 30 countries and cultures from around the world, Mosaic features an evening of delicious international food and a special out-of-uniform international dress day.
Read more about the student experience in Holton's digital literary magazine Scrolling.
**NOTE ABOUT COVID-19**
With our students' health and safety as our highest priority, we regret that we will not be able to offer our off-campus global programming for the 2020-2021 school year. Because the risk level of COVID-19 still remains at its highest level almost everywhere across the globe, we will also not be able to welcome our friends from abroad to Holton this year. We will continue to monitor and assess the risk of this pandemic as recommended by the CDC, WHO, U.S. Department of State, and our global partners (domestic and international). Although our ability to physically travel will be inhibited, it will not affect our commitment to developing racial, cultural and global competence - please check out the Learn Well, Live Well, Lead Well Goals and Competencies, which are integrated into our curriculum 3-12, and our new virtual global programming!