About Holt

  • PrincipalDonya Jones
    Address4019 Holt School Road Durham NC 27704
    Phone: 919-560-3928 Fax: 919-560-3759
    Hours of Operation: 7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
    Enrollment: 662


    Our Mission and Vision

    Holt Language Academy cultivates a love for learning through global exploration and integration.

    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 around school which provides children an opportunity to succeed academically and socially through our magnet program that focuses on Global Studies and foreign language. Starting in kindergarten, our students will have the opportunity to study Mandarin Chinese or Spanish with the goal of becoming conversationally fluent by the end of 5th grade. All students at Holt will be engaged in instruction that is enhanced by exploration of world cultures.

    Areas of the world studied by each grade level:

    • Kindergarten- North America
    • First Grade- South America
    • Second Grade- Asia
    • Third Grade- Africa
    • Fourth Grade- Oceania
    • Fifth Grade- Europe

    If you have any questions about our magnet program, please contact Cheryl Purvis 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 afterschool 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.