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Harpeth Hall
 at a glance

 

 

Mission Statement

Harpeth Hall is an independent college preparatory school for young women where each student realizes her highest intellectual ability in the sciences, the humanities, and the arts, and discovers her creative and athletic talents. Harpeth Hall develops responsible citizens who have global perspectives and make meaningful contributions to their communities and the world. With a tradition of excellence and a commitment to life-long learning, Harpeth Hall educates young women to think critically, to lead confidently, and to live honorably.

 

 

Values Statement

The Harpeth Hall community—students and faculty—has chosen respect, integrity, individuality, and trust to be our guiding principles. These values reflect our reverence for expressing kindness toward and acceptance of others, our commitment to diversity, forgiveness, and achieving one's personal best, and our dedication to the service of others.


Curious Scholars

A Harpeth Hall student is a young woman with limitless intellectual and personal potential who is poised for exciting, transformative growth.
                                                      


Authentic Spirits

A Harpeth Hall student is an independent thinker, a thoughtful risk-taker, an authentic spirit, and an empathetic friend. She reflects the best of Harpeth Hall's traditions and sets a path for a brighter future.


Lifelong Learners

A Harpeth Hall student rises to intellectual challenges, continually seeks knowledge, discerns solutions, and applies what she learns to better understand herself and others.


Confident Leaders

A Harpeth Hall student acts when she sees a need. She recognizes the responsibility to shape her community for the better. She is eager to take on the world — and ready to make a difference in it.  

Alma Mater

O Harpeth Hall, O place beloved,
Thy beauty crowns the hills;
In strength and grace thy walls arise
Above the woodland still.
Our voices ring with happiness,
Our hearts are filled with pride,
As here each girl finds for herself
The joys that will abide.
So light of heart and free, we pledge
Allegiance through the years.
As old girls with the new girls share
The pleasure that endears.
Thy standard from the hilltop waves
In dark magnolia green
And of thy destiny so fair
Proud privilege to sing!

- Martha Corwin Gregory

Let us lift up the mind and spirit

School Motto

Magnolia Green and Silver Grey

School Colors

"Honey" the Honeybear

School Mascot

Our Students

720 students in grades 5-12; 298 in our Middle School and 422 in our Upper School.
Students come from 8 Middle Tennessee counties and 7 states
18% of students receive financial aid
Average class size is 14 students

Our Distinction

9-year history of the Harpeth Hall Center for STEM Education to end the gender gap in STEM education
36 AP and honors courses offered
100% of Harpeth Hall graduates attend four-year colleges or universities
Students contribute more than 20,000 hours of service annually

Our Programs

60 Winterim courses for freshmen and sophomores allow students to explore aquatic robots, gender roles in history and literature, the Supreme Court and civil liberties, movie production and more
Over 120 students play in the Harpeth Hall orchestras
Over 50 student-led clubs and organizations in the Middle and Upper School
Students hold over 270 leadership positions

Our History

155 years of educating women
5,585 alumnae living in 49 states plus Washington, D.C. and in 26 countries
Notable alumnae include: Anne Dallas Dudley, Sarah Colley Cannon '32, Cornelia Fort '36, Dr. Mildred Stahlman '40, Amy Grant '78, Tracy Caulkins Stockwell '81, Reese Witherspoon '94, Victoria "V.E." Schwab '05

Two Harpeth Hall students huddle around a computer with a faculty member for an outdoor class.

Our Faculty

97 full-time and 6 part-time faculty members
Student to faculty ratio is 7:1
66% of faculty members hold masters degrees and 8 hold Ph.Ds or other advanced degrees
85% of faculty identify as female; 15% identify as male

Girl Sitting on Soccer Bench

 

Our Athletics

131 individual state champions
58 state team championships in 10 sports
11 Middle School sports and 91% of Middle School students participate in athletics
13 varsity sports and 65% of Upper School students participate in athletics
4 Olympic athletes
51 All-American athletes

Our Campus

Harpeth Hall is situated on a beautiful, college-like suburban campus of 44 acres in the Green Hills area of Nashville
60,000-square foot athletic and wellness center with a 3,500-square foot fitness center and 2 competition gyms
700-seat auditorium in the Frances Bond Davis Theatre
Our innovative Design Den is a maker space for students in both the Upper and Middle schools.