Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

At Harpeth Hall, we believe that to be an excellent school, we must cultivate a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment in which to teach and learn. Diverse school experiences enrich individuals with deep understandings of other groups. In an inclusive environment, the highest level of learning and understanding is achieved. We take seriously our obligation to ensure that all students, faculty and families feel accepted, safe, and valued.

In Harpeth Hall's 2018-2023 Strategic Plan, the Board of Trustees, members of the Leadership Team, and school faculty selected Community as one of our four focus areas, with the following goal statement: Continue to cultivate and promote a school that is diverse, welcoming, and inclusive and that appreciates differences while fostering community.

In line with the action steps in our Strategic Plan, our school aspires to bring together a student and faculty community reflective of a diversifying Nashville. We work to ensure our students and faculty have the skills to lead open dialogues about the issues confronting our community and our nation. We know it is imperative to prepare students to succeed in an increasingly multicultural society. Our students engage in curricula that reflects themselves and others, and they develop the global perspectives essential to make meaningful contributions to their communities and the world.

At Harpeth Hall, we believe in the dignity, power, and potential of every individual. We intentionally affirm each girl’s unique identity. We are wholeheartedly committed to educate girls and young women to think critically, to lead confidently, and to live honorably.

The Harpeth Hall School does not discriminate in hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age (40 or older), disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable local, state, or federal laws.