Mission and Values

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.

Faculty Core Purpose

Our core purpose is to nurture a sense of wonder, to instill a will and facility for learning, and to promote cultural understanding, environmental stewardship, and service to others. The pursuit of these goals will inspire students and faculty to combine knowledge with goodness and reflection with action.

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.


School Motto

Let us lift up the mind and spirit

School Mascot


School Colors

Magnolia Green and Silver Gray


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

SAIS/SACS (Southern Association of Independent Schools/Southern Association of Colleges and Schools)

Upper School Sports: Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association
Middle School Sports: Harpeth Valley Athletic Conference
Council for Advancement and Support of Education
Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education
National Association of Independent Schools
National Coalition of Girls' Schools
National Association of Principals of Schools for Girls
One Schoolhouse
Tennessee Association of Independent Schools