Thank you for your interest in applying to Holden High School!


We’re excited to help your student unlock their innate potential. 

Holden is an open and affirming school. Holden provides a student-centered educational experience that embraces diversity and nurtures students’ unique gifts and talents.  

For prospective 8th graders, welcome! We look forward to meeting you. Our 2022-2023 admissions season is underway. Visit our Tours page to sign up for a virtual or onsite tour. We are resuming visits days for students with proof of vaccination.

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2021-2022 Applicants

We are accepting applications for 9-11th grade for the 2021-22 school year. These applications are processed as we receive them. Please reach out to with questions  about the application process.




To pay the $87 application fee, please click here

Note: Sometimes, the Admissions Committee requires additional interviews and forms to complete the admissions process.

2022-2023 Applicants

We encourage students applying for the 2022-2023 school year to sign up for a tour and set up a visit as well. Please fill out a tour form on our Tours page. Holden is requiring proof of vaccination for tours and visits at this time.

The 2022-2023 Application will be available at the end of September.

The dates below are for 8th-grade applicants:

  • Application Deadline for March notification:      January 18, 2022
  • Notification Mailing date:                                       March 17, 2022

We welcome applications at any time during the year. Any applications received after the first notification period will be processed within a 2-3 week period after we receive all of the application documents.

Non-Discrimination Policy

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