Back-to-School Information

2017-2018 Back-to-School Information

Back to School Information for New Families (New Family Portal)

This page is designed to help current families prepare for next year. If you have any questions over the summer, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re glad to help!

Download the 2017-2018 Academic Calendar

Back-to-School Forms | Now Due  

In late July you will receive all registration, health, and immunization forms that will need to be submitted prior to Orientation Day. Please log in to the Learning Commons to access these forms. 

Orientation Day | August 22

Early Education Center (See below for details.)
Kindergarten-2nd grade + 7th and 8th grades | 11:00am-1:00pm
9th and 10th grades + 3rd and 4th grades | 2:00pm-4:00pm
11th and 12th grades + 5th and 6th grades | 5:00pm-7:00pm

*Orientation sessions are expected to last two hours. Lower School parents are asked to arrive 15 minutes early in order to drop off students in Pardue Hall. 

New this year, Orientation Day holds fun activities for both parents and students throughout the day in addition to the information needed for a smooth school year.

We ask that you treat these events as required, regardless of the age of your child and your longevity at the school. The first hour of each session will be highly informational and provide the groundwork for a productive family/student and school relationship. The following hour will allow parents to participate in division—specific rotations.

For parents with children in different divisions and Early Education Center parents, please feel free to attend only the first hour of one of the sessions listed above.

Special information “booths” will also be available to learn more about Ashley Hall’s culture and campus life, the Uniform Store will be open, and there will be a festive atmosphere as our Ashley Hall families return from their summer breaks. We can’t wait to see you there!

Specifically for Early Education Center (EEC) families

August 22 | Orientation Day: EEC parents should attend one of the parent meeting times described above (11:00am, 2:00pm or 5:00pm) and are asked to not bring their children with them.

August 23 | EEC Hosts Classroom Visits and Parent Meetings: Parents will come with their children to visit EEC classrooms on August 23. Pre-Primary parents will not have a grade level meeting because they will receive grade level information at their home visit. Primary, Pre-Kindergarten and Pre-First parents will have grade level meetings on August 23 along with classroom visits.

8:30am-9:30am | Pre-Kindergarten/Pre-First grade level meeting for parents and lead teachers (Children will have supervised play with associate teachers on the playground or in the classrooms.)
9:30am-10:15am | Classroom visits (drop-in format) for Pre-Primary, Primary, Pre-Kindergarten and Pre-First parents and children
10:15am-11:15am | Primary grade level meeting for parents and lead teachers (Children will have supervised play with associate teachers on the playground or in the classrooms.)

Back-to-School Nights

Join Us for Back-to-School Nights!

August 28 at 6:00pm-9:00pm | Upper School | Families will follow an abbreviated daily schedule to give an overview of classes structure and curriculum.

August 30 at 6:00pm-8:30pm | Lower School | Families will meet homeroom teachers and learn more about Lower School curriculum.

Uniform Information

Uniform Details

All required uniform items are available from Tommy Hilfiger uniforms at (Ashley Hall school code is ASHL01.) Ashley Hall’s Gently Used Uniform Store will be open during Orientation Day and on select days throughout the year.

Early Education Uniform Information
Lower School Uniform Information
Intermediate Program Uniform Information
Upper School Uniform Information

Upper School Textbooks (7-12)

Upper School students will receive their class schedules at the end of July. Please refer to the document below before ordering textbooks. Textbooks may be ordered online here. Place your order between July 31 and August 6 and receive free shipping.

Upper School Textbook Guidelines

Text Book List: (Please note that this document has tabs based on areas of study.)

Upper School Textbook List

For any questions regarding textbooks, please contact Emily Davis at

Summer Reading (5-12)

Summer reading is required for all Upper School students. We encourage Lower School students to read daily during summer break. For questions regarding Lower School summer reading, please contact Polly Rainey at

Grades 5-12 Summer Reading List

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