Ashley Hall Educational Resources
Welcome to the Ashley Hall Educational Resources page, featuring brief articles on timely topics in education, parenting, girls’ education, wellness, and much more. At Ashley Hall, we’re passionate about our work and enjoy sharing our research and insights with you.
6 Ways Ashley Hall Upper School Students are Staying Connected
Although this year challenged our School in immeasurable ways, students, faculty, and staff still found time to embrace and celebrate joy. Hear from Upper School Dean of Students Kelly Sumner as she shares 6 ways Ashley Hall students have stayed connected this year.
10 Ways to Maintain Calm When Applying to College During a Pandemic
College Counseling at Ashley Hall is more than a student resource—it’s an area of significant emphasis woven into the school’s Upper School program. Beginning in 9th grade, students become active participants in the college search process and are offered unlimited one-on-one meetings and the chance to interact with many college representatives. As juniors, all girls meet regularly with Director of College Counseling Amanda Murrell, who works individually with each student on applications, essays, and scholarships and ensures the application process is not anxiety-filled. The result? Graduates who have a clear understanding of who they are and where they would like to attend school—and how to juggle the pressures of getting there. To download the resource, click on the button below.
Ashley Hall's Confidence Pipeline
Earlier this spring, the Post and Courier newspaper (Charleston), explored Ashley Hall’s unique philosophy and signature programming that empower girls to confidently become their best selves. To read the full article, click on the button below.
Ashley Hall Illustrated
We are excited to share our NEW downloadable Ashley Hall Illustrated coloring book, perfect for Ashley Hall girls of all ages. Share your finished pages with us by using the hashtag #poweredbypqv. To download the full coloring book click on the button below.
The Importance of Social Distancing
In response to the disruptions and challenges associated with COVID-19, Ashley Hall’s Departments of Counseling and Student Life offer the following guidance and resources to help families better understand, respond to, and cope with the complexities of the situation.
5 Reasons Why I Love Being the Director of an All-Girls Lower School
Ashley Hall Lower School Director Polly R. Kronsberg recently shared why she loves her job directing an all-girls lower school. From living in community to helping girls use their voices and harness their creativity, she finds joy in placing girls at the center of everything.
The Ultimate Educational Holiday Gift Guide
Who better than Ashley Hall to offer help with educational gift ideas?! Our latest Educational Resource has been carefully curated by librarians, Emily Davis and Erin Libaire, and features the Ultimate Educational Gift Guide. These gift ideas are sure to engage and enrich your child this year and beyond. Enjoy and happy holidays from Ashley Hall!
Managing a Meltdown: Guiding Girls Through the Steps to Self-Awareness and Resolution
An expert on girls and anxiety, Lisa Damour, Ph.D., is a psychologist, best-selling author, monthly New York Times columnist, and CBS News contributor.
This is a must read for parents of adolescent girls.
12 Questions to Master the Back-Seat-Of-The-Car-Conversation With Your Daughter
Want to connect with your daughter after school? Ashley Hall’s Director of Admission and Enrollment Sara Stephenson, who has 24 years of experience in independent schools and is a mother of two boys, know that back-seat-of-the-car-conversations are key. Here she offers more tried and true tricks for success.
4 Ways to Engage Your Daughter about Her School Day
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 in independent schools and is a mother of two, knows that getting children to open up takes work but is also well worth the effort. She recently shared her insight into engaging your daughter about her day.
10 Children's Books to Read with Your Daughter Before School Starts
Ashley Hall Library Assistant Ginger Dixon recommends ten children’s books that parents can use to spark meaningful conversations with their daughters. From lessons on perseverance and responsibility to celebrations of kindness and self-acceptance, these titles provide a fun and accessible way to share life lessons.
5 Reasons Why Your Daughter Needs An Early Start at Ashley Hall
Arpit Sharma and Deepti Joshi recently shared why enrolling their daughter Adya ’29 in the Lower School from a young age has given her an unmatched foundation and joy for learning.