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The Modular Schedule

The Upper School modular schedule.

The Holland Hall Upper School operates on a six-day cycle of classes. These days are identified by the letters A though F and rotate continuously throughout the school year. Each day has 18 modules (mods) of 22 minutes in length. Classes vary from two to three mods in length.

The modular schedule is unique due to its versatility and opportunity for a wider variety of learning opportunities during the school day outside the normal classroom schedule. These learning opportunities include: the classroom, working during unscheduled time either independently or with a group of students, working with teachers individually or in small groups, and use of learning resources such as the library.

By providing a variety of daily and weekly schedules, the modular schedule eliminates the monotony of the traditional schedule while providing opportunities for students to gain valuable experience in time management skills and responsible decision-making. Although each day of the cycle varies for every student, the day begins for everyone with the Upper School morning meeting from 8:00 a.m. until 8:20 a.m. every day and from 8:45 a.m. – 9:10 a.m. on late arrival Wednesdays. Morning meeting provides a forum for important announcements, the exchange of important information, and the celebration of student accomplishments and achievements.