Thank you for your interest in applying to Holden High School. Holden is a private, non-profit, WASC-accredited high school that has been addressing the academic and social emotional needs of teenagers since 1969.
Our student body comprises up to forty students in grades 9 – 12 with a student-teacher ratio of 5:1 or better.
STILL ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR
Note: Sometimes the admissions committee requests additional interviews or forms to be completed.
Dates & Deadlines
The first round of admissions decisions were sent out on March 21, 2019. All incoming applications are processed on a first come, first serve basis.
We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual preference, wardrobe, or disability.
“Holden has given me the opportunity, and motivated me, to do new things: an on-line class, attend Berkeley City College, and do an internship in Nicaragua editing videos.”
– Benjamin Bank, Holden alumni
Holden High School is the best alternative in the San Francisco, Bay Area. Located in Contra Costa County, close to Oakland and Berkeley, and a BART ride away from Walnut Creek and Lafayette. Our mission is to create a safe school environment that is both challenging and rewarding from enrollment to graduation.