About Rector Suzanne Buck

Suzanne Buck moved to Chatham with her husband Johnny and daughter Halsey to become head of Chatham Hall in July 2014. Buck came to Chatham Hall from New Hampton School in New Hampshire, where she served as Director of Enrollment Management. Previously, Buck has held administrative leadership positions at Fay School, in Southborough, Massachusetts, and Westminster School, Simsbury, Connecticut.
At Connecticut College, Buck majored in Anthropology and minored in English and Women’s Studies. She was also Captain of the women’s field hockey and lacrosse teams and served as Residential Director. Buck holds a Master's Degree of Science in Social Work from Columbia University with a concentration in clinical social work. Additionally, she holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Harvard University, where she studied under Carol Gilligan, a pioneer of Gender Studies, particularly in the psychological and moral development of girls.

Suzanne Buck

At the root of Chatham Hall is the spirit of remarkable individuals, individuals who share a commitment to intellectual growth, to character development, to community formation, and to making a difference in the greater world. There is a common thread woven in the fabric of our community. For over 120 years, our students, teachers, and alumnae have modeled an intrinsic desire for connection. This connection takes form as relationships to each other and to ideas. As individuals and a school, we search for meaning, we apply understanding, and we demonstrate empathy. We act. We engage.
An all girls boarding and day school in Southern Virginia, Chatham Hall prepares girls for college and for productive lives. Our innovative academic program offers Advanced Placement courses, global study and travel, as well as project based learning. Our athletic teams regularly compete at the State level and our exceptional riding program is nationally recognized. We foster the intellect and character of each student and, through our Honor Code, live in a community of trust. Grounded in its Episcopal heritage, the school welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds.  
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