Harpeth Hall School

Harpeth Hall is a Nashville, TN-based, college preparatory school for girls in 5th through 12th grades.
A Harpeth Hall girl is an independent thinker, strong leader, authentic spirit, and empathetic friend.
At Harpeth Hall, ambitions become achievements and girls become young women prepared for a future of purpose and possibilities.
We believe that an all-girls environment gives every Harpeth Hall student the space and the freedom to stretch her mind, to raise her hand, and to amplify her voice.
Both self-aware and self-reliant, our highly capable students are confident leaders, with the motivation to pursue their bravest ambitions and the skills to achieve them.
Our students leave Harpeth Hall empowered to make a positive difference in the world.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: 5-12
  • Enrollment: 725 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $34,590
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 3
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Harpeth Hall School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for:

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
725 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade
Harpeth Hall School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
101 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
14 students
Number of AP Courses
36 courses
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 3
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Middle School tuition for 2023-2024 is $34,100 Upper School tuition for 2023-2024 is $34,590
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Jessica Viner
Admissions Associate
Natasha Robinson
Endowment Size
$57.5 million


School Notes

  • Within the school`s gates and in the wider world, the identity of Harpeth Hall is found in the lives of its dynamic students. The Harpeth Hall student is a young woman who, like Nashville, is poised for exciting, transformative growth, with limitless intellectual and personal potential.
  • We develop the whole student.
  • Yes, academics come first - but we believe our 21st-century leaders must also be team players able to see multiple perspectives and find common ground.
  • Our athletics program challenges our students to push themselves; our visual, musical, and performing arts programs offer new forms of expression; and our robust list of clubs, organizations, and service-learning projects foster the strong sense of community that our girls carry out into the world.
  • Our teachers value rigor, but not at the expense of risk. We teach big thinkers. Our teachers encourage collaboration and instill excellence. They're thoughtful and intrepid innovators in the classroom and mentors in the lab and the library, on the stage and the playing field. And they're completely dedicated to educating girls-creating pedagogy and coursework that brings out the very best in their students.
  • We don't want economics to stand between us and Nashville's best students. Harpeth Hall is committed to a student body that reflects Nashville--and to the richness that comes with a diverse, increasingly cosmopolitan population. We celebrate myriad cultures, multiple perspectives, and mutual respect; and, thus, we work actively with parents of qualified daughters to make a Harpeth Hall education accessible and affordable.
  • Our students are accepted to - and thrive at - the nation's best colleges and universities. But they certainly don't stop there. They earn graduate degrees, they launch companies, they become artists, Olympians, neurosurgeons, policy leaders, and community volunteers. They leave Harpeth Hall empowered to take on the world and fully prepared to change it.
  • Our mission is to teach girls and young women to think critically, to lead confidently, and to live honorably. Harpeth Hall is a school that offers an unparalleled educational experience. We invite you to explore Harpeth Hall.
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Anne Dallas Dudley - National and state leader in the fight for women's suffrage who worked to secure the ratification of the 19th Amendment in Tennessee
    • Sarah Colley Cannon '32 - Comedian, best known as Minnie Pearl, who performed at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry for more than 50 years and was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1992, the highest award given to artists by the United States Government
    • Cornelia Fort '36 - WASP Aviator who was the first United States pilot to encounter the Japanese air fleet during the Attack on Pear Harbor and the first female pilot in American history to die on active duty
    • Dr. Mildred Stahlman '40 - Life-saving neonatal caregiver who worked as a professor of pediatrics and pathology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN and was awarded the American Pediatric Society's highest honor, the John Howland Award
    • Amy Grant '78 - Six-time Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter
    • Tracy Caulkins Stockwell '81 - Former competition swimmer and three-time Olympic gold medalist, five-time world champion, and former world record-holder in three events
    • Reese Witherspoon '94 - Actress, producer, and entrepreneur-founder of Hello Sunshine-as well as a two-time Golden Globe winner, Academy Award winner, BAFTA Award winner, and Primetime Emmy Award winner
    • Victoria "V.E." Schwab '05 - #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 20 books, including the acclaimed "The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue," "Shades of Magic" series, the "Villains" series, "This Savage Song," and "Our Dark Duet"
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Harpeth Hall School cost?
Harpeth Hall School's tuition is approximately $34,590 for private students.
Who are famous alumni from Harpeth Hall School?
Harpeth Hall School famous alumni include: Anne Dallas Dudley, Sarah Colley Cannon '32, Cornelia Fort '36, Dr. Mildred Stahlman '40, Amy Grant '78, Tracy Caulkins Stockwell '81, Reese Witherspoon '94 and Victoria "V.E." Schwab '05.
What sports does Harpeth Hall School offer?
Harpeth Hall School offers 17 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Riflery, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball. Harpeth Hall School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for most sports offered.
What is Harpeth Hall School's ranking?
Harpeth Hall School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees, Largest student body, Most AP courses offered, Most sports offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Harpeth Hall School?
The application deadline for Harpeth Hall School is Jan. 3.
In what neighborhood is Harpeth Hall School located?
Harpeth Hall School is located in the Green Hills neighborhood of Nashville, TN. There are 7 other private schools located in Green Hills.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: 5-12
  • Enrollment: 725 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $34,590
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 3
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Nashville, TN is $16,174 for elementary schools and $21,367 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Nashville, TN is 64% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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