Northholm opened in Arcadia in 1983 with the vision of a small, caring school which would foster the worth of the individual, encourage academic excellence and promote Christian values. It was to be a family-centred school which looked upon its students, parents and staff as part of a community striving for a common goal. This spirit was evident in the remarkable efforts of the founding parents, School Council and staff who established the school and then worked to build an impressive reputation of academic, pastoral and co-curricular achievement.
Since its establishment Northholm has remained true to its original charter by providing a comprehensive education for students of all abilities and interests irrespective of faith, culture or family background. In recent times the School has expanded its programs to include younger years and now offers the same excellence in education and high level of care for students from Kindergarten to Year Twelve. Our spirit of community and the caring nature of our teachers continue to be our most distinguishing features.