Welcome to Holden High School!

Holden High School is a WASC accredited East Bay Area private non-profit high school committed to providing a unique and alternative approach to education.

Since 1969, Holden has been devoted to developing a fully integrated range of teaching styles to work successfully with a broad range of learners. Holden addresses the academic, creative, community, and social-emotional needs of teenagers in a respectful, accepting, and effective learning environment.  Our small school serves students in grades 9 through 12, with a student-teacher ratio of 5:1 or smaller.  Students come from all over the San Francisco Bay Area and reflect its diversity.

Students graduate from Holden with academic confidence, the ability to advocate for themselves, a strong sense of community, a passion for learning, and clear and attainable plans for their futures.


Holden News


Girls (and Allies) Who Code Club!

Do you like … the Interwebs? Games, apps, and social media? Reversing heteronormative gender roles? Robot armies? We w...

Whole Human Project workshop at Holden High

On November 3rd, AK Kramer, founder of the Whole Human Project, presented a parent workshop on  "How to be an Ally to y...

Professional Musicians Visit Holden High

On October 29th Holden hosted a ​Music Event featuring Grammy Award winning sax player Tom Scott. He was joined by Ter...

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Upcoming Events

Holden Arts Fest
Mar 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Student performances, original artwork, good food.

Holden Information Session
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Catcher in the Ride Fundraiser
Apr 30 all-day

Registration and donation information coming soon!

Jun 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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