About Holt

  • Principal: Dr. Donya Jones
    Address: 4019 Holt School Rd, Durham, NC 27704
    Phone: 919-560-3928 Fax: 919-560-3759
    Hours of Operation: 7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
    Enrollment: 630



    Our Vision and Mission


    At Holt Elementary School, we envision a nurturing environment where every child is empowered to build strong foundational skills, cultivate a growth mindset, and develop a deep sense of self-reflectiveness. We strive to foster a culture of high expectations, flexibility, goal-setting, and creative problem-solving, preparing our students to thrive in an ever-changing world.


    Holt Elementary School is committed to developing a sense of belonging by nurturing and developing a strong foundation in academics, social-emotional learning, and overall physical wellness while promoting leadership.

    Our Values

    Holt Language Academy is committed to integrating excellent and innovative instruction in language and global studies with a curriculum that incorporates linguistics, literature, culture, arts, and core studies.


    About our Magnet Program

    Holt Elementary Language Academy is a year-round school that provides children with an opportunity to succeed academically and socially. We offer Spanish through our Dual Language Immersion Magnet program, which focuses on students learning Spanish starting in kindergarten. 

    If you have any questions about our magnet program, please contact Assistant Principal Anita Jarrett at 919-560-3928.

    Holt’s professional and caring faculty and staff work closely as a team to facilitate students becoming independent, self-motivated learners prepared to meet the challenges and opportunities of the future in a global market.  Competent, professional, and caring teachers, staff, and administrators work closely as a team to provide instruction and learning opportunities for all students. AIG classes, remediation, and after school tutoring are used to support the learning of some students. Cooperative teaching, flexible scheduling, and subject area grouping are a few of the methods used for optimal student learning.