Holton-Arms School

Founded in 1901, Holton-Arm School is a college-preparatory school for girls grades 3-12. 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” (Jessie Moon Holton, Co-Founder, 1866-1951).

Holton-Arms has a wooded, 57-acre campus that includes a 400-seat theater and extensive sports facilities.


  • Art, Dance, and Music Studios
  • 400-Seat Theater
  • Double Gymnasium
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Amphitheater
  • Photography Lab
  • 7 Tennis Courts
  • Grass Athletic Field
  • Synthetic Turf Field
  • Nature Trails
  • Playground

The Holton-Arms School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry or national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or genetic information in the administration of its hiring, educational policy, admissions, financial aid practices, or of its athletic and other School-administered programs.

Creative Summer welcomes all families interested in our programs; however, we recognize that some children require more support than we are able to provide. We encourage you to contact the Creative Summer office at 301-365-6003 to discuss your child’s individual needs prior to applying.

If your child has a serious allergy, please contact the Creative Summer office, as such an allergy may affect your child’s ability to participate in some of our programs and/or camp activities.

Holton-Arms School Creative Summer program is not a peanut-free environment.


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

The Holton-Arms community recognizes and values the uniqueness of each of its members including current and former students, faculty, and staff. We strive to create an inclusive environment that sees and supports diverse identities and experiences, cultivates engaged and civil 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. Holton is committed to helping its members

  • Discover, develop and value their full authentic selves.
  • Deepen awareness of one’s own personal and systemic biases and be accountable for the impact of one’s words and actions on others.
  • Develop an understanding of the historical origins and perpetuation of systems of power and privilege.
  • Engage in open and brave conversations that promote growth, understanding, connection, and agency.
  • Be advocates for supporting the diverse identities of others in the community.