Our revolutionary learning environment allows students to co-create their high school journey. Holden specializes in meeting the academic and social-emotional needs of unique teens with learning differences and/or social-emotional challenges.
THE HOLDEN DIFFERENCE
Our comprehensive approach to teaching nurtures students' emotional, social, and academic well-being. Holden is a great fit for students who:
Yearn for a flexible learning environment
Desire respectful relationships with teacher and peers
Pursue learning inside and outside of class
Thrive in a close-knit school setting
May struggle with mild to moderate learning differences and/or social emotional challenges
changing lives since 1969
"I didn't do well in traditional schools because my ADHD means I learn differently. Holden gave me lots of support to pursue my passion for engineering and science."
"I am forever grateful. This school not only saved my life, but gave me a safe place to explore, grow, and heal."
"Holden is a real community. Everyone belongs. I love the freedom I have to express myself. I feel respected here."
"Before Holden, I struggled in crowded public school classrooms with teachers who could not support a student with ADHD. I've grown so much at Holden"
"Holden gave me a better understanding of myself and how I affect the world around me. It gave me direction, and guided my creativity"
Elliot "Oden"Holden Graduate
"I am so grateful to work in a school with a collaborative staff that truly respects and supports each individual student."
"Holden helped me learn to really enjoy life and express my feelings. Holden helped me through a lot of dark times and I'm forever thankful."
“I consider my teachers both teachers and friends. There’s a high level of mutual respect and they always make time for me.”
“I get a lot of positive attention. I also get a lot of choice here and the classes are cool and interesting.”
“I have matured in ways that wouldn’t have been possible without the community at Holden.”
"Holden is a community. We check in with each other, teach and learn from one another, and help each other succeed. I love working here!"