- Holton-Arms was founded in 1901 by Jessie Moon Holton and Carolyn Hough Arms.
- Originally located in downtown Washington, D.C., at 2125 S. Street, the School moved to Bethesda, Md. in 1963.
- The School motto is Inveniam viam aut faciam or “I will find a way or make one.”
We are an independent college preparatory school for girls in grades 3-12.
Official school profile.
- Total Enrollment: 646
- Students of Color: 40%
- International Students: 3%
- Student/Faculty Ratio: 7-to-1
- Average Class Size: 15
- Students receiving financial aid: 25%
- Number of students taking AP classes: 133 in 20 classes
- 100% of Holton-Arms graduates are accepted to four-year institutions.
- More than 60% of Upper School students and 100% of Middle School students participate in a sport.
- School-Sponsored Student Travel Opportunities: 5 (France, Spain, China, Greece, Belize,Rwanda, Costa Rica, and India)
- Total Faculty and Staff: 175
- Advanced Degrees: 107
- Faculty with 10+ Years at Holton-Arms: 33
- Total Number: 5,800
- Alumnae Working at Holton-Arms: 8
- Current Alumnae Parents and Grandparents: 39
- Alumnae live in 40 countries world-wide
- Alumnae include Emmy Award winners, CEOs, executives, rock stars, actresses, artists, moms, musicians, philanthropists, travelers, environmentalists, attorneys, educators, chefs, authors, and more.
7303 River Road, Bethesda, Md. 20817
- 57 acres of rolling woodlands just off River Road in Bethesda, Md.
- Eight Wi-Fi enabled buildings, including two academic buildings and two libraries, a performing arts center, 400-seat theater, and black box theater; natural light art and ceramics studios, a state-of-the-art photography lab, four dance studios, and multiple music education spaces.
- Double gymnasium, indoor competition-size pool, seven tennis courts, three athletic fields (including one synthetic turf field), a fitness center, four dance studios, and an all-weather track.
- Middle States Association of Colleges & Schools
- Association of Independent Maryland Schools
- State of Maryland