Ashley Hall

Ashley Hall is an independent private school for girls, serving kindergarten through twelfth grade students, with a coeducational preschool.

Ashley Hall provides a classical education with faculty and programs committed to producing educated women who are independent, ethically responsible and prepared to meet the challenges of society with confidence. Accepting girls 2 years-12th grade and boys 2-5 years.

Upper School students got into the Thanksgiving spirit with a themed talent show during assembly today! Showcasing singing, dancing, and some of the best turkey jokes around, the girls enjoyed cheering on their friends throughout the assembly.

THANK YOU to ALL of our generous donors for over 200 gifts and pledges during Loyalty Fund Week. Your dedication to Ashley Hall is appreciated and critical to fulfilling our $1M annual fund goal for the year. Haven't had a chance to participate yet? Please support the Loyalty Fund today by visiting

Ashley Hall is proud to offer a full line of Panther spirit gear items, but only for a limited time! Order online by November 20 to take advantage of this fall flash sale. Perfect for holiday gift giving for the Ashley Hall student, alumna, and parent! Show your Panther Pride!🐾Click the link below to see more and to shop now!

Embracing the Ashley Hall Culture: The Class of 2024 Looks Ahead

Ashley Hall is filled with meaningful traditions, and Upper School students recently gave eighth graders a fun preview of the special moments to come, including prom, class rings, travel abroad opportunities, and more. Afterward, the eighth graders socialized with upperclassmen during a tea reception, where they continued their conversations about the inner workings of Upper School life. Read the full story here: Last week, the Class of 2024 got a preview of the exciting Ashley Hall traditions that await them as they move into ninth grade and beyond.

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Support the Ashley Hall Loyalty Fund

In so many ways, so many lives are touched by Ashley Hall’s Loyalty Fund. Join us this week in celebrating and supporting an endeavor that directly impacts the educational journey of every student. Click on the link below to give today.

Professional Development at Ashley Hall

At Ashley Hall, we're committed to not only developing strong girls, but also strong faculty. The School's dedication to faculty professional development sets us apart and creates an environment of teaching excellence. From curriculum enhancement to classroom enrichment, faculty professional development is supported by The Loyalty Fund. Starting Monday, join us in celebrating Loyalty Fund Week at Ashley Hall!

Another FUN Ashley Hall Halloween Carnival in the books! Happy Halloween!🎃

The Offshore Leadership Program at Ashley Hall

Our Offshore Leadership students just returned from a fulfilling week-long voyage, a yearly journey that impacts students for a lifetime. It’s just one of many experiences made possible because of the Ashley Hall Loyalty Fund.

Managing a Meltdown: Guiding Girls Through the Steps to Self-Awareness

Want to manage a meltdown? Learn the steps created by best-selling author Lisa Damour, Ph.D., to guide your daughter through frustration and stress to self-awareness and options of resolution. Click on the link below to learn more. An expert on girls and anxiety, Lisa Damour, Ph.D., is a psychologist and best-selling author. She recently posted on how to handle a meltdown.

Join us for a special event taking place at Ashley Hall on Monday, November 4. We are honored to host acclaimed author and human rights advocate Carolyn Forché as part of Ashley Hall’s Fall Writers Series. This evening is free and open to the public with reservations requested. Click on the link below for more information and to reserve your seat.

Know a Family Interested in Ashley Hall? Let Us Know!

YOU are our BEST advocates!
It is no secret that Ashley Hall community members are the strongest supporters of our School, and we love having you on our team! Sara Stephenson, Director of Admission and Enrollment Management, offers this special message in appreciation of your efforts in promoting Ashley Hall! Your recommendation is one of the best ways for others to consider joining our community. Find out more here:

Back-to-Back State Champions!🏆
Congratulations to our Varsity Tennis Team for capturing the 2019 SCISA Class 3A State Championship this weekend over Trinity Byrnes. We are SO proud of Coach Mary Gastley and her team! #gogirlgo

This weekend, students and faculty members in the Ashley Hall Offshore Leadership Program will set sail from Portsmouth, Virginia for a week-long voyage, traveling from the Chesapeake Bay, going around Cape Hatteras, and finally arriving in Charleston. Fair weather and smooth sailing to our brave mariners! Here are some pictures from last year's voyage!

Ashley Hall Honors Biology II Students: The Secret of Flowers

Discovering the secret of flowers!🌼🔬
Honors Biology II students recently gained some valuable lessons in both outer and inner beauty. To read the full story, visit Ashley Hall Honors Biology II students recently turned their attention to flowers and gained valuable lessons in both outer and inner beauty.

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It’s that time of year!🎃👻Join us on Thursday, October 31 from 12:00pm-2:30pm as we celebrate Georgie, the School’s friendly young ghost who lives on the top floor of the McBee House! Click on the link below to purchase your wristbands and for more information!

Letter: All girls matter every day

October 11 is recognized as International Day of the Girl, a day that highlights the challenges girls face while promoting their empowerment, fulfillment, and human rights. Ashley Hall’s Head of School Jill Muti shared her thoughts on the significance of this day in a letter to the editor that was published in today’s issue of The Post and Courier newspaper. Click on the link below to read the full letter. Today is International Day of the Girl. Supporters around the world will honor achievements by, with and for girls since the 1995 adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for

Ashley Hall celebrates Founder’s Week!

Did you know that Miss McBee was an advocate for international travel and foreign language proficiency and their mind broadening implications?

Today, with language instruction beginning in the Lower School and culminating in immersive international travel opportunities in the Upper School, Ashley Hall girls have a sharpened global perspective.

Did you know?
Students at all-girls schools have higher aspirations and greater motivation than their female peers at coed independent and public schools. 99% of students of all-girls schools expect to earn a four-year degree. More than 2/3 expect to earn a graduate or professional degree. National Coalition of Girls' Schools

Ashley Hall celebrates Founder’s Week!

Did you know that from Ashley Hall’s founding, every girl has received a classical education consisting of an in-depth study of the humanities? It’s what sets them apart from their peers and builds their critical thinking skills. Combined with the School’s longstanding commitment to a rich arts education, Ashley Hall girls are true Renaissance women.

Today, Ashley Hall girls are confident in their ability to understand the world and make their own contributions through self-expression taking place across campus in studios and performance spaces.

Did you know?
Girls’ school students are more likely than their female peers at coed schools to experience an environment that welcomes an open and safe exchange of ideas. Nearly 87% of girls’ school students feel their opinions are respected at their school (compared to 58% of girls at coed schools). National Coalition of Girls' Schools

Ashley Hall celebrates Founder’s Week!

Did you know that from its earliest days, Ashley Hall promoted physical fitness, wellness, and healthy competition for girls?

Today, in addition to a wellness curriculum that spans divisions, Ashley Hall outfits 17 athletic teams, including JV and Varsity Tennis, Cross Country, Sailing, Swimming Golf, Equestrian, JV and Varsity Volleyball and 8 Bantam volleyball teams. That’s 210 student athletes in grades 5 through 12! And a special PQV to the Lower School’s Marathon Club!

Did you know?
Programs at girls’ schools focus on the development of teamwork over other qualities of leadership, while the qualities of confidence, compassion, and resilience also ranked prominently. National Coalition of Girls' Schools

Ashley Hall celebrates Founder’s Week!

Did you know Ashley Hall girls were conducting lab experiments even in the 1920s?

Today Ashley Hall girls excel in science and mathematics, from tracking real world chaos theory examples and having hands-on experiences in marine biology to managing hives and bee keeping.

Did you know?

Girls’ School grads are 6x more likely to consider majoring in math, science, and technology, compared to girls who attend coed schools. National Coalition of Girls' Schools

[10/04/19]   On this day 110 years ago, Ashley Hall opened its doors as a groundbreaking college preparatory school, and in doing so, broadened the horizons of thousands of girls over the last century. Since 1909, the School has remained at the forefront of girls’ education and leadership, with local and global expansion, proven curriculum, deep learning, and meaningful community connections. Demonstrating that its enduring brand of girls’ education is more relevant than ever, Ashley Hall melds tradition and innovation to support the development of the whole girl during an era when it is needed the most. Here’s to another 110 years of educating women.

Meet Georgia ‘23.
A new student this fall, Georgia knew this was the school for her after experiencing life as an Ashley Hall girl during one of our Upper School Sneak Peek Days! Love Ashley Hall? Spread the word! Our community members are the BEST way to help others learn about the Ashley Hall experience. If you know a student entering grades 7-11 who is looking for the perfect school fit—send them this link or share this post!

UVa Volleyball Drops ACC Opener 3-0 against No. 4 Pitt

Mattison Matthews ’19 has wasted no time becoming a volleyball player to watch at the University of Virginia! Despite a loss, she had 3 kills and 3 blocks during last night's opening game—watch this clip to see her in action and even hear the announcer call out this Ashley Hall legend by name. We’ll be rooting for you all season, Mattison! The Virginia volleyball team lost 3-0 against No. 4 Pittsburgh in its ACC opener on Wednesday at Memorial Gymnasium.

12 Questions to Help You Connect With Your Daughter After School

Want to connect with your daughter after school? Ashley Hall’s Director of Admission and Enrollment Sara Stephenson reveals 12 questions that go beyond simply asking “How was your day?” Get all the tips here: Want to connect with your daughter after school? Here are 12 questions that you can keep at the back of your mind as alternatives to “How was your day?”

Happy Birthday Miss McBee!🎉
Today Ashley Hall celebrates the birthday of its founder, Mary Vardrine McBee, who envisioned a place of learning that would produce educated women who are independent, ethically responsible, and prepared to meet the challenges of society with confidence. Determined and ambitious, Miss McBee was a woman ahead of her time in many ways. At the age of 29, she opened the doors of Ashley Hall, and in doing so, broadened the horizons of thousands of students over the last century. We honor her legacy and eagerly anticipate Ashley Hall’s upcoming 110th birthday on Friday, October 4, and the start of Founder's Week, October 7-11! Watch Ashley Hall's social media channels for a front row seat to all the celebrations! Read more about Miss McBee's vision here

Tune in LIVE tomorrow as Ashley Hall 6th and 7th graders virtually connect with students across the Atlantic who found and will be opening the hull of "The Spirit of Ashley Hall" after its amazing 100+ days at sea. Click on the link below to join in tomorrow and watch the exciting reveal at 10:30 a.m. Eastern/14:30 GMT

Friday Mood.😃

The Art of Science: National Physics Photo Contest Finalist | Ashley Hall

Congratulations to Annika Kernen ’20, whose surfing photograph “Making Waves” was named a finalist in the American Association of Physics Teachers - AAPT National Physics Photo Contest! Taken last spring as part of Upper School faculty member Lillian Apple’s Physics class, the photo perfectly combines scientific discovery with artistic expression. Read more here Students were asked to take a photograph that incorporated a physics concept and then write an essay on the phenomenon displayed within the image.

A commitment to honorable behavior permeates every aspect of the Ashley Hall community, and for Honor Week, WCBD News 2 television anchor Carolyn Murray, mother of Reese ’20, delivered a meaningful address on the power of integrity to transform lives. Read more here:

4 Easy Ways to Engage Your Daughter about Her School Day | Ashley Hall

With the school year now in full swing, finding ways to connect with your child can be challenging. Here are 4 ways to engage your daughter about her school day. Get all the tips here: Want to start a meaningful conversation with your daughter after school? Ashley Hall’s Director of Admission and Enrollment Sara Stephenson, who has 24 years of experience...

There's Nothing Like a Sister | Ashley Hall

One of the most fun and treasured traditions at Ashley Hall is the Big Sister-Little Sister program, created to encourage friendships and build relationships among different grade levels. Each fall, sixth graders and their big sister seniors are paired with kindergartners, and new students are paired with big or little sisters in their respective grades. The girls share adventures and fun projects throughout the year, and what is particularly meaningful is that the girls are usually paired for the duration of their time at Ashley Hall. The resulting bonds of friendship can last a lifetime. Read about this year’s first meetup: One of the most fun and treasured traditions at Ashley Hall is the Big Sister-Little Sister program, and today a number of Lower and Upper School...

Best. Fans. Ever.💜🐾
Last night, members from the Class of 2020, along with Upper School Director, Anne Weston '73, showed up in their best Hawaiian outfits to cheer on our volleyball team! Here’s to another year proudly showing our community’s unwavering dedication and support for PANTHER athletics! #gogirlgo

2018-2019 Ashley Hall Annual Report

It is with great pride and immense gratitude that we share the 2018-2019 Ashley Hall Annual Report! Supported by outstanding faculty members, a rich curriculum, and learning experiences both in and out of the classroom, Ashley Hall proudly celebrates 110 years of education while remaining true to its mission. Thank you to everyone who makes our community such a special place to be! We look forward to another wonderful year ahead and welcome you to join in our excitement about the future of Ashley Hall. Read the full issue here:

Ashley Hall will resume a normal schedule, tomorrow, Monday, September 9. We hope all of our families are doing well post storm. If you are experiencing any challenges please let your division director know. We are here to help. Otherwise we look forward to seeing our students tomorrow!

Due to Hurricane Dorian Ashley Hall will be closed Friday, September 6. After campus has been deemed safe we will share next week’s schedule. Please check, the Learning Commons, and Ashley Hall’s Facebook or Instagram pages for schedule updates. Stay safe and dry during the storm.

As a reminder, Ashley Hall will remain closed Tuesday, September 3 until further notice due to Hurricane Dorian. All after-school activities and special events are canceled. Please check, the Learning Commons, and Ashley Hall’s Facebook or Instagram pages for schedule updates. Be safe during the storm.

[09/02/19]   Due to the mandatory evacuation of Charleston County by the Governor's Office, Ashley Hall will be closed beginning Tuesday, September 3 until further notice.

"The Spirit of Ashley Hall" Completes Record-Setting Transatlantic Voyage

"The Spirit of Ashley Hall” has successfully landed on White Island, part of the Isles of Scilly, located near the southwest English coastline! A 5-foot unmanned ocean sailing vessel assembled by Ashley Hall sixth graders, the MiniBoat was launched April 24, spent 118 days crossing the Atlantic, and set data collection records! Read the full story here "The Spirit of Ashley Hall” has successfully landed on White Island, part of the Isles of Scilly, located near the southwest English coastline.

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