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.  

Holden is still accepting applications for the 2020- 2021 school year. To help keep our community safe and reduce the spread of COVID-19, Holden is currently implementing distance learning.

For prospective 8th graders, welcome! We are accepting applications for the 2021-22 school year as well.  Please see the links below for the application information. Visit our Tours page to sign up for a tour or Info Session. We are hosting virtual visits as well.

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Applications for the current school year are processed as we receive them. 

Dates and Deadlines FOR 2020-2021 Applicants

8th-grade applicants, please register for a small group tour or a fall information session.

  • For March 19 notification, applications are due by January 29, 2021.
  • Tuition reduction paperwork is due by January 29, 2021.
  • Admissions decisions for 8th-grade applicants will be mailed on Thursday, March 18th.

Applications submitted after the January 29th deadline are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Use the links above to apply online or download and complete the 2021-22 application manually.  (An $87 application fee will apply)

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

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

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