Upper School (9-12)

Intellectual rigor and a variety of opportunities provide a strong liberal arts foundation for upper school students.

Planning an individual high school curriculum that fits each student is the cornerstone of a successful academic journey at Harpeth Hall.

4 Features of the Upper School

  1. Each student receives the advice of her teachers, adviser, college counselors, and the director of the upper school on the development of a personalized four-year plan.
  2. More than 90 courses – including Honors and Advanced Placement in all disciplines – provide Harpeth Hall students with a challenging college preparatory curriculum in all academic areas.
  3. Students are encouraged to pursue personal passions – from participating in cutting-edge research at Vanderbilt University or joining the Global Scholars Program.
  4. A hallmark of the upper school is Winterim, a three-week experiential program in January that provides students with opportunities for cross-cultural experiences through academic travel abroad, internships in Nashville, New York, and Washington, D.C., and on-campus courses that deepen their knowledge.
Caitlin Anthony, class of 2007, shares how well Harpeth Hall prepared her for college and beyond.



70% Students scored 4 or higher on AP exams (2015)

65Number of Nashville firms that participate in Winterim internships.



32Number of Honor/AP courses offered.



Meet the Team

Armistead Lemon

Armistead Lemon

Director of the Upper School
Liz Stockdale

Liz Stockdale

Upper School Dean of Students
Lou Rogers

Lou Rogers

Upper School Administrative Assistant