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Harpeth Hall’s premier Winterim program broadens students' intellectual horizons and transforms academic studies into a tangible, dynamic form. The three-week experience takes place every January and offers Upper School students the unique opportunity to develop new interests, travel to unfamiliar places, explore potential careers, and create memories for a lifetime. 

Students in 9th and 10th grades enroll in project-oriented courses on campus presented by our faculty and professionals from around the country. These select studies push beyond the bounds of the traditional curriculum and allow students to pursue personal interests and develop new skills.

Students in 11th and 12th grades forge their own paths by engaging in internships, academic travel, international exchanges, or independent study. These experiences provide opportunities that often inspire the career pursuits of our alumnae.

Since 1973, the unique Winterim experience has enabled students to develop wonder in learning, independence of thought, honor in action, and joy in community. 

Winterim 2019 in Taiwan

"Winterim gave me the opportunity to study new and creative ideas that are beyond the realm of academics. Because of Winterim, I understand the importance of stepping out of my comfort zone and seeking new experiences." 

— Eleanor Taylor  ‘22

Students look at the stars during Winterim 2019 in Chile


Featured Experiences

Meet the Director

"Winterim is designed to allow both faculty and students to expand upon the wonderful Harpeth Hall curriculum and explore additional avenues of study, thought, and interests."

— Jacquie Watlington, Winterim director



Jacquie Watlington

Winterim & International Exchange Program Director