Lowcountry Maritime Society Archives | Ashley Hall

With Ashley Hall’s individualized approach to education, your daughter is recognized, respected, and ready for success. The School’s enduring mission, crafted in 1909, is how we continue to define student achievement: producing educated women who are independent, ethically responsible, and prepared to meet the challenges of society with confidence. It drives everything we do. As you can see, it’s much more than a test score. It’s how we live our life throughout campus.

Ashley Hall’s exceptional program is intentionally tailored to the way girls learn best—through collaboration, discussion, and individualized attention. The results are remarkable. Our graduates continue to impress with more than $14 million in merit scholarships garnered over the last five years, including three University of North Carolina Morehead Cain Scholars, one of the most prestigious scholarships extended.

Younger students begin to fully embrace the school’s mission through their dedicated work with long-term community partners such as the South Carolina Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Hospital and Water Mission International’s annual “Walk for Water.” Our STEAM curriculum begins in Lower School with creative approaches to coding while Intermediate Program girls design, build, and sail their own hand-engineered wooden boats in a unique boat building project with the Lowcountry Maritime Society.

The Ashley Hall curriculum is rounded out with one of the strongest arts program in the state, including visual and performing arts, and an athletic department known for its sportsmanship and prowess on the field.

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With blue skies above and the smooth water of the Ashley River below, a gleeful group of Ashley Hall fifth graders launched their wooden boat fleet from the banks of Brittlebank Park last Saturday. Over the school year, the girls have worked diligently with the guidance of the Lowcountry Maritime Society (LMS) on a unique STEAM project designing, building, and now sailing their own hand-engineered wooden boat.

The girls were guided through the process reading scaled plans and transforming those plans into wooden boats they built themselves. And now it was time to put the boats to the test on the water with passengers! Throughout the year, students also explored local maritime history and seamanship skills as part of this comprehensive project. Research shows that girls decide as early as fifth grade if they will consider careers in the areas of math and science. Ashley Hall is doing its part to pique that interest! Thank you to current parent, Margie Barham ’86 for capturing this wonderful day! 

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Ashley Hall fifth graders are working with the Lowcountry Maritime Society (LMS) on a unique STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) project. LMS staff come to campus weekly to work with the girls on creating their own fleet of wooden boats. The girls are guided through the process of learning how to read scaled plans and transform those plans into a wooden boat they build themselves. Throughout the semester students are also taught about local maritime history and seamanship skills. Research shows that girls decide as early as fifth grade if they will consider careers in the areas of math and science. Ashley Hall understands the importance of STEAM related programming as it relates to an all-girls’ education.

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Ashley Hall is a private school for girls located in Charleston, South Carolina enrolling students in kindergarten-grade 12 with a co-educational pre-k program.
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