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.
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
The stage is literally being set for Ashley Hall’s beautiful commencement ceremony scheduled for this Sunday, May 28. Steeped in beauty and tradition, the Class of 2017 will take their place as the newest members of the Ashley Hall sisterhood. Click on the button below to view the list of this year’s college acceptances.
Last Friday marked the beginning of a new Ashley Hall tradition called “The Senior Spiral Walk.” The Class of 2017 met Head of School, Jill Muti, at the Shell House where she bestowed upon them a small delicate conch shell to forever remind them of their educational journey at Ashley Hall. Each girl then went to the division where she first began at the school. Mrs. Muti and those seniors who began in EEC initiated the walk, stopping through each division to gather their classmates along the way. Each division sang a special song to honor the girls as they passed through. Then, as the entire class entered Davies Auditorium, Upper School underclassmen greeted them with the song Oh Ashley Hall. It was a beautiful way to recognize the journey of our soon-to-be graduates and to honor them at their final assembly.
Class of 2017 College Acceptances
Ashley Hall Head of School, Jill Muti, and the Board of Trustees are proud to name its newest building The Elizabeth Rivers Lewine ’54 House for Global Studies in honor of Ashley Hall Alumna and Charleston native Elizabeth Rivers Lewine. Located adjacent to the campus at 179 Rutledge Avenue, The Elizabeth Rivers Lewine ’54 House for Global Studies is the hub of Ashley Hall’s signature Global Studies Program which is designed to integrate global issues into the school’s curriculum.
This special dedication took place September 29 during a celebration marking the successful completion of the Global Studies Program Initiative, a $4 million fundraising campaign. On the naming of the building, Head of School, Jill Muti, stated, “The Ashley Hall community is thrilled to honor Elizabeth in this way. Through her love for Ashley Hall’s mission and initial leadership gift to the Centennial Campaign championing scholarship and program for students, in addition to her endorsement of the need for a robust global studies curricular focus, Elizabeth’s generosity will impact Ashley Hall students for generations to come.”
The 18th-century home was purchased by Ashley Hall in 2013 and renovated to serve the unique needs of the global studies curriculum which addresses: International Law; Class, Race, and Gender studies; as well as co-curricular activities like the Model United Nations, language immersion programs, and international travel abroad opportunities.
In her tenure as Head of School, which began in 2004, Jill Muti has overseen the transformation of Ashley Hall’s program and facilities strengthening its position as the premier independent girls’ school in the south and one of the top schools in the country. Continuing to elevate Ashley Hall’s stature on the national level, Mrs. Muti was recently nominated to the Board of Trustees of the National Coalition of Girls School, the national advocate for girls’ education and leadership. She also is an active board member of the Headmistresses Association of the East and serves as a council member of the Heads Network, which is dedicated to advancing girls and womens’ leadership in independent schools across the nation. PQV to Mrs. Muti for her leadership and determination to establish Ashley Hall as a national leader in purposeful education for young women.
We were thrilled to have alumna and former First Lady Barbara Pierce Bush ’43 visit campus on February 17. During a special assembly held in her honor, students, faculty and staff, and Board of Trustee members enjoyed hearing Mrs. Bush regale fondly of her time at Ashley Hall where she served as captain of the Purples and also played the role of the speaking angel in the school’s annual Christmas Play. Exuding her signature warmth and wit, Mrs. Bush graciously answered numerous questions from the students covering both political and personal areas of interest. Head of School Jill Muti closed the program by honoring Mrs. Bush with the Distinguished Alumnae Award and an Ashley Hall Alumnae pin which she wore proudly throughout the rest of the day.