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Harpeth Hall School Leadership

Jess Hill, Head of School

Head of School Jess Hill

For more than 150 years, Harpeth Hall has held true to the essential idea that girls deserve an excellent education full of possibilities and purpose.

We cultivate a school community that encourages academic curiosity, fosters belonging, and prepares girls to become purposeful young women ready to make a meaningful difference in the world around them.

We guide 5th through 12th grade girls to discover what it means to think critically, to lead confidently, and to live honorably at this particular time and place in history.

At Harpeth Hall, girls learn to have confidence in their opinions and respect the power of their voices. They also learn to listen for learning and understanding. Here, all students are seen, heard, and valued.

We don't strive for perfection, instead we value progress. We encourage students to take healthy risks — even if they make mistakes — because we all learn best that way. We know that building confidence and resilience go hand in hand with learning to lead ourselves and others. 

In the Middle School, our girls stand on a firm foundation of skills in STEM, humanities, and visual and performing arts as they are encouraged to go beyond the curriculum with our SEEK independent study program. In the Upper School, our students explore a deeper understanding of the liberal arts curriculum and become proximate with the world around them through WinterimPublic Purpose, or participating in a global education.  

Harpeth Hall students — intelligent, ambitious, and determined — are the leaders of tomorrow, inspired by the female trailblazers of today.

We welcome you warmly.



Jess Hill
Head of School

2022-2023 Leadership Team