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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

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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 
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’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]

An Evening with Author Phyllis Fagell
January 24, 2024 | 6 – 7 p.m.
Ashley Hall

Ashley Hall is pleased to welcome author Phyllis Fagell to campus to discuss her second book, Middle School Superpowers: Raising Resilient Tweens in Turbulent Times. During her presentation, Fagell – a school counselor, Washington Post education column contributor, and the author of Middle School Matters – will offer a practical, evidence-based, and compassionate guide for parents and educators to help today’s tweens navigate the middle grade years. Fagell will then answer questions from the audience, and conclude the evening with a book signing.

This event is free and open to the Charleston community, but registration is requested. Please feel free to share this event with anyone who may be interested in attending.

Register here


Phyllis L. Fagell is a licensed clinical professional counselor, a certified professional school counselor, a frequent contributor to The Washington Post and other national publications, and author of Middle School Matters. She is a school counselor at Sheridan School in Washington, D.C. and provides therapy to children, teens, and families at The Chrysalis Group Inc. in Bethesda, Maryland.


Annual Oyster Roast
Friday, January 26, 2024 | 7:00pm–9:00pm
Ashley Hall Sports Court

(Please enter event via the Smith Street Gate.)

This adult-only event is open to the entire Charleston community, so bring your friends. We look forward to seeing you there!

October 13
For Early & Lower School Families

Early & Lower School grandparents and special friends are invited to campus to share an Ashley Hall experience. We ask that you RSVP for your child’s guests below, or share this message on and ask them to register.

Grandfriends’ Day Schedule

Early School (pre-primary through pre-K) 9:30-11:30 a.m. (arrivals may begin at 9:00 a.m.)
Lower School (grades K-4) 8:30-11:30 a.m. (arrivals may begin at 8:00 a.m.)

Programs start promptly. Please arrive in time to park and sign in via Smith Street gate.

Registration is now closed for this event.



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