Community Archives | Ashley Hall

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!

Ashley Hall Writers Series presents: American Author, Lisa Wells
October 11, 2021 | 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

This event will be offered as a digital presentation and is open to the Charleston community. Upon registering below, you will receive a confirmation email containing information to access this event.

Ashley Hall is pleased to present non-fiction writer and poet, Lisa Wells. She will be reading from her critically acclaimed new work, Believers: Making a Life at the End of the World. In this piece, Ms. Wells’ introduces trailblazers and outliers from across the globe who have found radically new ways to live and reconnect to the Earth in the face of climate change.

Ms. Well’s essays and poems have also appeared in The New York Times, Harper’s Magazine, Granta, n+1, and other publications. 


Praise for Believers: Making a Life at the End of the World

“Lisa Wells follows a cast of unruly and colorful characters who believe their work on the land and with one another is a healing force . . . She never loses sight of her inspired objective, to restore and revive what she refers to as ‘the promised land’… The urgency to live sustainably stems from the cascading woes of collapsing ecosystems, and Wells implores her readers to start thinking creatively.” The New York Times Book Review

“Shocking and vivid… [Wells’s] descriptions of climate change capture the harsh reality of devastation… Climate-minded readers should take note of this roving account of perseverance.”
Publishers Weekly


Purchase Believers: Making a Life at the End of the World online from Charleston’s Buxton Books by clicking here


Screenagers, the Next Chapter:
Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience

October 21 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Davies Auditorium

Open to all Ashley Hall families, both parents and students, and the Charleston community. Especially relevant for students in grades 7 and above and their parents. Parking is available in the Smith Street lot, which is accessed via Warren Street. Please enter campus through the Smith Street gate.

Free of charge, but reservations are requested.


October 24 | 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. | Burges Auditorium

Open to Ashley Hall parents only. Especially relevant for parents of students in grades 7 and above. Due to limit campus parking during the school day, parking is available at J. Henry Stuhr Downtown Chapel, 232 Calhoun Street.

Free of charge, but reservations are requested.


Watch Screenagers Video Trailer

From the director of Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age comes Screenagers, The Next Chapter: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience, a film about helping young people thrive in our screen and stress-filled world.

Filmmaker and physician Delaney Ruston uses a personal lens and professional eye to help parents flip the script on stress, anxiety, and depression. We follow Ruston as she suddenly finds herself at a loss on how to help her own teens as they struggle with their emotional wellbeing. Ruston sets out to uncover how we understand these challenges in our current screen-filled society.She also explores how we as parents and schools empower teens with skills to overcome mental health challenges and build emotional agility, communication savvy, and stress resilience.

The film is intended for parents and students starting from age 10 and up. As with Screenagers, this new documentary is all about creating events in which people come together, watch the film, discuss the takeaways, and make plans for moving forward to further its impact.   

Some of the featured experts in the film include the following:


Thank you to The Post and Courier for the heartfelt story on Horizons at Ashley Hall. In its inaugural summer at Ashley Hall, Horizons National is an award-winning program designed to combat the “summer slide.” This amazing group of 1st and 2nd grade girls from Charleston’s Memminger Elementary School and Mitchell Elementary are developing a deep love of learning all under the guise of summer fun! Click on the button below to read the full article. 

Read More

More Information and how to get involved:

Horizons at Ashley Hall website

Horizons National Website

Bring your spouse, children, grandchildren, parents, nieces, nephews, and siblings for a picnic and Riverdogs game! Mix and mingle pre-game at a fun-filled picnic with hamburgers, hotdogs and all the fixings. First pitch is at 7:05pm when the Charleston Riverdogs take on the Columbia Fireflies. Tickets ensure special seating in Doby’s Deck. Tickets available online until May 25. 

Adults | $20
Children 12 and younger | $10
Children 3 and under | FREE
Young Alumnae (Class of 2003 and younger) | $15

The inaugural summer of Horizons at Ashley Hall is right around the corner! We are thrilled to announce Memminger and Mitchell Elementary Schools, both located in downtown Charleston, as partner schools. This exciting public-private partnership was celebrated last week at a special gathering with Ashley Hall Head of School Jill Muti (middle in photo), Memminger Elementary principal Abigail Woods (left in photo), and Mitchell Elementary principal Deborah J. Smith (right in photo) all in attendance.

A six-week summer educational enrichment opportunity, Horizons will host girls in rising first and second grades from Memminger and Mitchell Elementary Schools. Horizons National is an award-winning, tuition-free, academic and enrichment program serving low-income, public school students on the campuses of independent schools, colleges, and universities across the country. Ashley Hall is the first Horizons partnership in South Carolina, and girls from both elementary schools will attend summer classes on Ashley Hall’s campus starting June 18 through July 27 and then return each summer throughout their K-8 academic careers.

If you are interested in learning more about the program and volunteering, please contact Kiki Sweigart at [email protected]. For more information about Horizons at Ashley Hall, visit our website by clicking on the button below.

Horizons at Ashley Hall

Connect with us

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.