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OVERVIEW OF THE HARPETH HALL SCHOOL

The Harpeth Hall School is one of the country's premier independent college preparatory schools for girls and young women in grades 5-12. A pioneer in the field of women's education with origins in the 1860s, the school combines a superior program deeply rooted in the liberal arts tradition with proven instructional techniques that are most meaningful for girls. Teachers and administrators cultivate a love of learning, a commitment to honor and integrity, and the leadership skills students will need in the future. This is a vibrant, forward-looking school with a rigorous, innovative curriculum and exceptional teaching. In addition, outstanding and extensive arts, athletics, service learning, and co-curricular activities provide students with a rich educational experience. The strength of the school today results from the extraordinary vitality and richness of its past.

The school is situated on a beautiful, college-like suburban campus of 43 acres in the Green Hills area of Nashville. In 2001, a new 20,000 square foot library opened and serves as the information and technology hub of the school. In 2005, the new Middle School opened, to be followed in 2007 with a new Upper School building. All three bring state-of-the-art teaching methods to the classroom. In 2014, a 60,000-square-foot Athletic and Wellness Center opened. Three campus art studios and a modern photography lab also create a dynamic atmosphere. Excellent athletic facilities include a track, lacrosse, and soccer complex as well as the state's first synthetic turf field for soccer/lacrosse, two gymnasiums, tennis courts, and softball fields.

Harpeth Hall is a national leader in the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning. The campus-wide wireless network was the first in Middle Tennessee. In 1999, Harpeth Hall piloted its one-to-one laptop program. That program expanded to grades 7-12 in 2001 and to grades 5 and 6 in 2005. At every level, the faculty and students use technology to advance learning.

The Harpeth Hall School does not discriminate in hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability or any other characteristic protected under applicable state and federal law.

Faculty Positions

Middle School Math Teacher

The Harpeth Hall School seeks a full-time middle school math teacher. The ideal candidate is a dynamic, creative, math teacher who possesses an enthusiasm for working with middle school girls, a commitment to innovative pedagogy and collaboration with colleagues, excellent writing and communication skills, and a comfort and familiarity with the use of relevant technology to enhance learning. The ideal candidate is also an experienced teacher capable of teaching various levels of middle school math, including pre-algebra and algebra I. A bachelor’s degree is required. An interest in curriculum development, at least three years of full-time teaching experience, and a master’s degree are preferred. Harpeth Hall is committed to an inclusive program, and candidates with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity or inclusion work are especially encouraged to apply.

Candidates should complete an online application including a letter of interest, curriculum vita, references, and a statement of educational philosophy.


Part-Time School Counselor

Harpeth Hall seeks a dynamic, innovative, and culturally-responsive professional to serve as the part-time (75%) School Counselor. The ideal candidate will have experience in a school setting, demonstrate classroom teaching skills, and possess an enthusiasm and commitment to working with adolescent girls. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have skills in collaborating with teachers and consulting with parents. Harpeth Hall is committed to an inclusive program, and candidates with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, or inclusion work are especially encouraged to apply. A master’s degree in counseling is required.

Candidates should complete an online application including a letter of interest, curriculum vita, references, and a statement of educational philosophy.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting the upper school counselor and middle school counselor with Life Balance classes
  • Counseling students individually and in groups in grades 5 -12
  • Attending Middle School & Upper School grade level lunch meetings as needed and serving as students’ advocate
  • Attending Counseling Team and Department Meetings
  • Assisting with New Student Orientations in August
  • Serving on the Student Support Team
  • Leading parent workshops occasionally
  • Communicating and consulting effectively with parents, via individual meetings, grade level parent meetings, and written correspondence
  • Developing learning opportunities for teachers to understand how to support students in various situations
  • Participating in counseling professional development each year
  • Participating in the life of the school through additional activities such as serving as an Advisor to a group of students

Staff Positions

Coaching Positions

Upper School Coaching Positions

The following coaching positions are available for the 2017-2018 school year:
  • Varsity Assistant Volleyball Coach
  • Varsity Assistant Soccer Coach
  • Varsity Assistant Rowing Coach
  • Varsity Assistant Swimming and Diving Coach
  • Pole Vault Coach

Interested candidates should complete the online application including resume and cover letter.

Middle School Coaching Positions

Both assistant and head coach openings are available for the 2017-2018 school year in these sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Golf
  • Track and Field
  • Lacrosse
  • Volleyball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Softball
  • Pole Vault

Interested candidates should complete the online application including resume and cover letter.

Summer Internships

Advancement/Alumnae Relations Office

Join the Harpeth Hall Advancement/Alumnae Relations Office this summer as a volunteer intern. We seek Harpeth Hall alumnae who are in college or graduate school and who are interested in fundraising and alumnae engagement. You will learn about our database Raiser's Edge, the Harpeth Hall archives, alumnae programming, social media strategies, and will help prepare the office for the coming school year. Typical tasks include data entry, general administrative and office duties, photography work, and archives assistance.

This is a volunteer job but with flexible days and hours Monday through Thursday. It is an ideal position for alumnae who want connection and work experience over the summer but may not be able to commit to a full time position. Please send your resume to Scottie Coombs, Director of Alumnae Relations today!