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Academic excellence

Harpeth Hall’s curriculum — challenging, innovative, and engaging — prepares young women for the world they will one day lead.

Our students learn to write with force and precision. They solve problems and create real-world solutions. They act when they see a need. They speak so others listen and they listen thoughtfully, always tuned in to a vibrant intellectual environment that values diversity of thought and difference of opinion. 

Our dynamic faculty are at the heart of our students’ excellent academic outcomes. As educators, they are experts in their fields and passionate about what they do. As mentors, they foster curiosity and prepare our students to challenge themselves as students and individuals in the broader world. 

The award-winning artists, authors, cutting-edge scientists, global experts, entrepreneurs, and business leaders who visit our campus instill the confidence in each girl to find her voice.

A Harpeth Hall education teaches girls to think critically, lead confidently, and live honorably.

Middle School

Highly collaborative and filled with energy, our middle school students discover who they are as learners and as individuals. They explore passions and talents, lead classroom discussions, and are empowered to grow and thrive.

Upper School 

A place where ambitions become achievements, our upper school students take charge of their future. They learn to gather information, identify barriers, explore solutions, and make smart decisions while building a strong foundation for college and a future career.

Academic Excellence - Quote 1

"As students, we were not at Harpeth Hall simply to receive information, but rather to engage with it, wrestle with it, and problem-solve through it.”

— Katherine Falk Carpenter ‘91

Academic Excellence - Quote 2

"It takes a certain type of person to be a teacher. It takes someone who is patient, kind, understanding, motivating, adaptable, and has a personal love for learning. I can say with full confidence that every teacher at Harpeth Hall embodies each of those characteristics and more.”

— Hannah King ‘21

Academic Excellence - Quote 3

"At Harpeth Hall, intelligence is not stigmatized, it is encouraged. … I have always been rampantly curious, and Harpeth Hall has provided a medium to explore everything that interests me.” 

— Neva Bass '21


Harpeth Hall’s premier programs are designed for the next generation of leaders. A step beyond our everyday curriculum, they offer opportunities for our students to expand their knowledge, be inspired, surprise themselves, and find their place in the world.

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About Harpeth Hall


years of educational excellence full of possibilities and purpose


of graduates attend four-year colleges or universities


dynamic faculty members who are experts in their fields