Academic Excellence

3 Outcomes of Academic Excellence

1. Students expand their knowledge with our progressive curriculum.
  • Our innovative faculty designs curriculum that is challenging and engaging for students with a wide variety of talents and interests.
  • Harpeth Hall graduates who were surveyed about their preparedness for college said they were "extremely well" prepared for college.
2. Students master essential life-work skills.
  • In addition to strong academics, students gain knowledge of important skills, including collaboration, creativity, and communication.
  • Through our curricular and co-curricular program, we develop the whole student who understands that 21st-century leaders must also be team players and change agents, able to see multiple perspectives and find common ground.
3. Students are challenged and inspired.
  • Students thrive under the mentorship of teachers who model passion, commitment and courage; who instill equal amounts of inspiration and responsibility; who light up with new ideas, new ways of approaching old problems.
  • The award-winning artists, authors, cutting-edge scientists, global experts, entrepreneurs, and business leaders who visit our campus will encourage students to dream big and go far.

Kimberly Hogg
Class of 2004

Marketing Manager,
Southeast Region

PepsiCo. (Atlanta, GA)
B.A. Spelman College

It was at Harpeth Hall that I came into myself, that I became exposed to opportunities that shaped me in a way I did not then understand. This school ignited my fire and pushed me beyond my self-constructed limits. I developed my voice as a woman and knew I could be around guys and still be the same person. At Harpeth Hall, I developed a spirit of service, a thirst for knowledge, and the ability to think critically and live honorably.


Dr. Lola Blackwell Chambless
Class of 1997

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery and Associate Residency Program Director in Neurological Surgery, Vanderbilt University
B.S. Stanford University
M.D. from Vanderbilt University

As a young woman interested in science, I found that Harpeth Hall was the best possible environment for me. I was given the fundamentals to begin a career in medicine and the confidence to know I could.


Lainie Petrie Edwards
Class of 1991

Environmental Manager, Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Beaches and Coastal Systems (Tallahassee, FL)
  • B.S. Duke University
  • Ph.D. Florida State University

Harpeth Hall prepared me for life and college better than I knew at the time. There are so many great opportunities there – Winterim, all of the extra-curricular activities, the advanced classes, the diversity…. In addition, the setup of the school really encourages bonding of a class while learning. It encourages young women to be strong, independent, and smart, which is pretty unique for a high school to be able to do.