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ASHLEY HALL AND AWAY!

– 37 seniors were part of a class that excelled in all aspects of school and community life
 57 colleges and universities extended acceptances to class members

We are proud of these graduates and all they have accomplished at Ashley Hall. Click on the button below to see the full list of this year’s college acceptances!

Class of 2024 Acceptance List

Click here for Commencement Exercise details and live stream links

Join Ashley Hall for
An Evening with Writer Brie Arthur
April 17 | 5 – 6  p.m. followed by a reception

This event is now closed.

In celebration of the School’s inaugural Plant With a Purpose Festival, Ashley Hall is pleased to host writer, Brie Arthur to campus for a special presentation, “Foodscape Fusion: Pioneering a New Gardening Era.” Gardening visionary, Brie Arthur reveals a world where plants are not just beautiful, but also functional problem solvers. In this captivating program, she will show you how everyone has the power to make a positive impact through thoughtful planting. Drawing from the wisdom within her books, she will guide you through the art of ingenious plant combinations that merge native species with creativity. Brace yourself for a symphony of colors, flavors, and textures that will revolutionize the way you see gardening. Get ready to plant the seeds of change in your garden and beyond. This program isn’t just about gardening—it’s about contributing to a brighter, more sustainable future. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a budding enthusiast, you’ll walk away with fresh insights and practical advice that transcend skill levels.

Parking is available in Ashley Hall’s Smith Street parking lot which is accessible via Warren Street.

Plant With a Purpose: Feed the World, Heal the World, Be the World!
Monday, April 22
Tailored For Ashley Hall Mothers or a Special Friend of Students Grades K-6

Register for this event

Lower School guests are invited to arrive at 12 p.m.
Intermediate Program guests will join their student(s) for lunch at 12 p.m. prior to attending the event at 1 p.m.

Ashley Hall is proud to present the inaugural Plant With a Purpose Festival on the most perfect day of the year—Earth Day! This outdoor event will feature an amazing lineup of female owned environmentally-based businesses in an outdoor “farmer’s market” fashion. (To view our partner list and learn more about their business, please see the list below.) Students and guests are invited to visit each booth for a hands-on education experience and the opportunity to shop for unique eco-friendly items.

 One of Charleston’s popular food trucks will also be on site Bangin’ Vegan Eats!

Plant With a Purpose Partner List | Thank you to all!
(click on the business to learn more)
Amor Healing Kitchen
Art and Remedies Wellness
Bangin’ Vegan Eats
Charleston Horticulture Society 
Lowcountry Street Grocery  
Lucie’s Wreaths 
The M.A.R.S.H. Project  
MUSC Arboretum and Pocket Urban Farms 
Native Plants to the People (LLC) 
Plan-td Ecological Design 
Rita’s Roots Backyard Harvest
Rooted in Charleston (LLC) 
SC Botanical Garden 
SC Native Plant Society Lowcountry Chapter 
Slow Food Charleston 
Soil3
Sweetgrass Gullah Connections
Wake Refill
In Addition: Join us for our Plant With a Purpose Guest Writer Event, Brie Arthur on April 17.
Learn more and register for this event.

Ashley Hall Giving Day Garners Record-Breaking Response

Thanks to the help of amazing parents, faculty & staff, alumnae, grandparents, and friends, Ashley Hall received 319 gifts during this year’s Giving Day. This secured an additional $60,000 in challenge gifts bringing our Giving Day total to $142,179. Our School is blown away by the generosity of this community. Thank you!

Parent Challenge Winner: PQV to Lower School families who came together to show their Panther pride. Thanks to all divisions for such a spirited day! 

 

Ashley Hall’s annual Book Festival is a spring tradition that brings our entire campus together to celebrate our shared love of reading. This year, we’re thrilled to be hosting a week full of exciting events from Monday, March 18 through Friday, March 22.

The 2024 Book Festival theme is Grow Your Brain, Read a Book, which was inspired by the School’s year-long global education theme highlighting how we can do our part to end hunger. Here’s a closer look at what’s in store!

Book Fair Location + Hours

There will be two book fair locations on campus: the LoDome for Early School through sixth grade readers (Scholastic) and Jenkins Hall Atrium for grades 7-12 (hosted by Buxton Books). Shopping hours are as follows for both locations:

Monday, March 18 | 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Extended Hours!)
Tuesday, March 19 | 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Conference Day, No Classes)
Wednesday, March 20 | 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 21 | 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday, March 22 | 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Fathers’ & Friends’ Morning, Half-Day Dismissal)

How to Shop

Checks sent to school should be made out to Ashley Hall. Cash and credit cards are also accepted. Another option is to use eWallet, a simple digital payment system hosted by Scholastic that can be used online or in-person. Babas on Canon will also host a pop-up morning coffee bar daily with drinks and snacks for sale.

Can’t make it to campus?

Online shopping will also be available starting Friday, March 15 through Monday, March 25!

Questions? Contact Director of Library Services Emily Davis at [email protected]

Ashley Hall Performing Arts Program Presents
King Lear
by William Shakespeare
March 15 & March 16 | 5:30 p.m.
Performed Outdoors in front of the Historic Bear Cave

A story of division, loss, endurance, and redemption, King Lear is as relevant today as it was in 1606 when, against a real-word backdrop of his own ebbing productivity and a kingdom divided, Shakespeare penned his play from a reimagined pre-Christian myth. Through the lens of an aging monarch who seeks to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, the play asks the timeless question of what binds us together as families, communities, and countries, and what are the forces that can break those bonds?
Set in a time referencing the 1920’s and integrating modern-day multi media, you don’t want to miss Ashley Hall’s “Shakespeare on the lawn” tradition.

Tickets: $10 for adults; $8 for students

Performances will be held rain or shine.  In addition to traditional seating, guests are encouraged to bring a blanket to enjoy viewing the performance from the lawn. This performance also includes mature themes and runs approximately two hours. 

Ticket sales are closed online and can be purchased at the performance.

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Romeo & Juliet performed at the Bear Cave in the 1920s.

About the Historic Bear Cave

Outdoor Shakespeare performances are summer staples in larger cities like New York and Chicago. Now the Charleston community can claim its own outdoor Shakespeare experience with Ashley Hall’s Shakespeare at the Historic Bear Cave Series. Dating back as far as 1911 and a performance of As You Like It, the series has featured a variety of Shakespeare’s well-known plays including Midsummer’s Night Dream, Romeo and Juliet, and The Tempest which was most recently performed in 2022.

The historic Bear Cave was part of the Witte family property, which was purchased by Ashley Hall in 1909. Owning exotic animals was a hobby of families of wealth during the turn of the twentieth century and the Witte family did own a pet bear named Fredrick. The cave itself is made of phosphorus rock and also features a small waterfall on its South side. In addition to hosting Shakespeare performances, the Bear Cave serves as an outdoor classroom for students of all ages. Commencement has also been held here annually for more than a century.

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Ashley Hall is a K-12 independent school for girls, with a co-ed preschool, committed to a talented and diverse student population. We consider for admission students of any race, color, religion, and national or ethnic origin.
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