College Preparatory School for Girls Grades 3-12

Curriculum and Connections

Holton's global education curriculum prepares students for life in their communities, both in the present—while they are in school—and in the future—after they leave school behind.

Holton faculty incorporate exciting opportunities for students to investigate the world, apply disciplinary and interdisciplinary expertise, understand multiple perspectives, and take responsible action.

Lower School
Middle School
  • Hosting Opportunities: China, France, Spain
  • World Language Study: Chinese, French, Latin, and Spanish
  • Social Studies Focus on Latin America, Middle East, and Africa
  • Discovery of World Art Forms (Art/Music)
  • Model UN
  • Middle School Leadership Program in Belize: global focus on Quality Education, Responsible Consumption and Production, Climate Action
  • Grade 8 community engagement in New Orleans: global focus on Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Interdisciplinary and experiential learning opportunities occur throughout the program but especially in our “Outside-the-Box” (OTB) series. OTB themes have included: the Civil Rights Movement; the Great Age of Islam; Israel and Palestine - A Land Twice Promised; and Latin America Day.
Upper School
  • Hosting Opportunities: China, France, India, Spain
  • World Language Study: Chinese, French, Latin, and Spanish
  • Ancient World History: China, Europe, India, and Middle East course
  • Core I and II: The West and the World (History) course
  • Grades 9 & 10 language and cultural immersion programs in Italy, France, and Spain
  • Model UN club
  • What is Religion? course
  • Grade 11 Junior Journeys to China, India, and Peru
  • Advanced Global Applications in Environmental Science course
  • Global Issues and Perspectives course: In preparation for the Junior Journeys, juniors take a one trimester, interdisciplinary, team taught course designed to introduce them to the Sustainable Development Goals as a point of departure for exploring the world’s most pressing issues.
  • Global Scholars Program

Global Education at Holton - Lesson Plans

Lesson Plan Template (word doc)