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Holton-Arms School
7303 River Road    
Bethedsa, Maryland  20817  
Private/Independent School
Coed Day 3 12 665 students


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The mission of the Holton-Arms School is to cultivate the unique potential of young women through the "education not only of the mind, but of the soul and spirit." Founded in 1901 by two visionary women, Holton-Arms continues to cultivate a diverse, inclusive and equitable school community, to tend to the health and wellbeing of its members, and to build a global curriculum that responds to the learners in our classrooms and the world around us. In this vibrant community committed to academic excellence, our students are scholars, artists, and athletes who find their voices, take risks, learn from mistakes, pursue opportunities for leadership, and build lifelong friendships. Caring, dedicated faculty and staff inspire our 665 girls and young women in grades 3-12 to realize the School's motto, "I will find a way or make one." We seek applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds, talents, and interests who share a dedication and commitment to helping girls learn, grow and make their way in the world.
Diversity Mission Statement

Holton-Arms cherishes the uniqueness of each of our members including current and former students, faculty, and staff.  We seek to create an inclusive environment that sees, values, and supports diverse identities and experiences, cultivates engaging discourse, and empowers our students to be thriving members of the global community.

At Holton-Arms, each of us is responsible for fostering an equitable, respectful, and just community.  We are committed to:

  • Discovering, developing, and valuing our full authentic selves.
  • Deepening awareness of personal and systemic biases and being accountable for the impact of our words and actions.
  • Developing an understanding of the historical origins and perpetuation of systems of power and privilege.
  • Engaging in open and brave conversations that promote growth, understanding, connection, and agency.
  • Embracing every individual as essential to the community.

Principles of Dialogue

Holton-Arms is a community where we engage in brave conversations by seeking out, listening to, and learning from multiple perspectives and lived experiences. We believe that by upholding the inherent dignity of each person, including when there is disagreement, we enable one another to thrive. In order to practice these beliefs, we commit to:

  • Assuming the shared responsibility of fostering engagement and belonging;
  • Participating in conversations that explore similarities and differences candidly;
  • Viewing experiences of conflict as an opportunity to grow;
  • Practicing humility, asking difficult questions, taking risks, and making mistakes; 
  • Taking responsibility for the impact of our words and actions; and
  • Reflecting on and engaging in restorative practices.

Though we encourage our community to seek out differences of perspectives, we do not ask students or adults to legitimize degrading views regarding race, ethnicity, religion, ability, sexuality, or gender identity.