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


Catcher in the Ride 2016

THE STORY: * Ride * Breakfast * Lunch * Giveaways * The Ride: On Saturday April 30, 2016 please join Holden High Schoo...

Holden at EdRev 2016

Holden staff and students attended the 12th annual EdRev event on April 16th.  EdRev ...

teenagers and sleep patterns

Recent research on adolescent sleep and school start times has come out of the National Sleep Foundation and the Univers...

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Upcoming Events

The Catcher in the Ride Fundraiser
Apr 30 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Holden’s Annual Bike Ride Benefit

* Ride * Breakfast * Lunch * Giveaways *
The Ride: On Saturday April 30, 2016 please join Holden High School for its second annual Catcher in the Ride bike ride in Orinda. There will be a moderate 22 mile route and a beginner’s 14 mile route, so everyone can join in the fun. Rides begin at 9:30am and course closes at 11:30am. Bike riders must register in advance online, be 13 years of age or older, and pay the $35 fee. All those who raise $150 or more get a free t-shirt.
Benefiting Holden High School: Holden is an alternative educational environment for students who have struggled in traditional schools and who need a small, supportive and vibrant school community. http://holdenhigh.org/

Click on “Fundraise for this Campaign”
Pay your minimum donation $35 reg fee
Start spreading the word to your friends

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Select the team you wish to sponsor
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Ride is on Rain or Shine!

See attached flyer for more info!

Jun 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Holden Information Session
Jun 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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