at a glance
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 lifelong learning, Harpeth Hall educates young women to think critically, to lead confidently, and to live honorably.
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.
A Harpeth Hall student is a young woman with limitless intellectual and personal potential who is poised for exciting, transformative growth.
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.
A Harpeth Hall student rises to intellectual challenges, continually seeks knowledge, discerns solutions, and applies what she learns to better understand herself and others.
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.
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
Magnolia Green and Silver Gray
"Honey" the Honeybear
730 students in grades 5-12; 305 in our middle school and 425 in our upper school.
Students come from 8 Middle Tennessee counties and 7 states
16% of students receive financial aid
Average class size is 14 students
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 colleges or universities
Students contribute more than 20,000 hours of service annually
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
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
95 full-time and 5 part-time faculty members
Student to faculty ratio is 7:1
72% of faculty members hold masters degrees and 10 hold Ph.Ds or other advanced degrees
83% of faculty is female; 17% is male
144 individual state champions
63 state team championships in 10 sports
13 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
52 All-American athletes
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
730-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.
SAIS (Southern Association of Independent Schools)
Athletic Sanctioning Bodies
Upper School Sports: Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association
Middle School Sports: Harpeth Valley Athletic Conference