Ashley Hall Performing Arts Department presents Faculty, Family & Friends Concert featuring Head of School, Jill Muti Sunday, April 24 | 2:00 p.m.
Ashley Hall celebrates the talent of its exceptional faculty and guest artists. This afternoon concert also pays tribute to outgoing Head of School Jill Muti as she takes the stage in her final Ashley Hall performance.
Ricard Bordas, countertenor | Faculty
Maggie Cook, soprano | Faculty
Aubrey Goio, cello | Faculty
Julia Harlow, harpsichord | Friend
Flora Nevarez, violin | Faculty
Laura Magnani, piano | Friend
Jill Muti, flute | Head of School
This classical program includes works by Chopin, Corigliano, Poulenc, and Quantz.
New Performance Location: 159 Rutledge Avenue, Ashley Hall’s New Performing Arts Building
Reservations are now closed for this concert. Thank you.
There is limited parking at 159 Rutledge Avenue. Best parking availability will be in Ashley Hall’s lot on Ogier Street.
Annual Pig & Oyster Roast
Friday, January 28, 2022 | 7:00pm-9:00pm
(Please use the Smith Street Entrance)
LIMITED SPACE – KINDLY RESPOND BY JANUARY 13
Tickets | $35 Young Alumnae | $25 (Classes of 2007-2017)
This adult-only event is open to the entire Charleston community, so bring your friends to one of the most fun campus events of the year! 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
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.
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.
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:
Daniel Pine, M.D., chief psychiatrist, National Institute of Mental Health
Dan Siegel, M.D., director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA
Drs. John and Julie Gottman, founders of the Gottman Institute
Laura Kastner, Ph.D., psychologist, and author of Wise-Minded Parenting
Ned Johnson, co-author of The Self-Driven Child
Adriana Galvan, Ph.D., Chair in Behavioral Neuroscience UCLA
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.
The ability of dance to stir emotions and build connections was evident during this year’s first performance of The Caterpillar Thriller, an original story-in-dance featuring dancers from second through sixth grades. Written and staged by Lower School faculty member Stephanie Christensen, The Caterpillar Thriller presents a powerful message that “being odd’s not bad” and if we remain true to who we are, we will ultimately find others who are just like us.
Students, parents, faculty, and staff were enchanted by the heart-warming story of a little caterpillar’s journey to grow into her true self and discover her own place within the world. Gorgeous costumes and lively music created the perfect atmosphere for a captivating display of dance. An Ashley Hall favorite, The Caterpillar Thriller has been performed on campus on two previous occasions to capacity audiences. You do not want to miss this year’s memorable performance! Future showtimes are May 17 at 7:00pm and May 19 at 3:00pm in Davies Auditorium. Each performance is free, with RSVPs requested. Online RSVPs are now closed, so please arrive early to the performances to ensure your spot. To learn more about the Lower School, click on the button below.