From Our Graduates

While we have many points of pride, few match being able to say that many of our recent graduates have been accepted at some of the most highly regarded colleges and universities.

The College Counseling process at Chatham Hall builds on the academic, co-curricular, and spiritual experiences of each Chatham Hall girl, with a focus on options and fit. Our spiritual experience is grounded in two basic queries: who are you, and whose are you. We capitalize on this process of introspection in the college process as well. We begin conversations with younger students (freshmen and sophomores) about the why of college, as they then progress to asking what they expect from the college experience as it impacts who they are now and who they are becoming. This process of guided introspection helps girls make appropriate curricular choices while building a variety of life skills through their co-curricular and academic choices. With the support of advisors, faculty and parents, juniors then begin to ask where this growth will take place as they begin to build their college lists.

Meet Your Counselor

Dr. Erin McHugh comes to Chatham Hall with nearly 15 years of college admissions experience, most recently as Director of Enrollment Management for the College of Liberal Arts at Temple University in Philadelphia.  Prior to Temple University, she worked as Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions at La Salle University and began her career working with adult students at Drew University. Dr. McHugh recently earned her Doctorate of Education from St. Joseph's University, where she explored how families approach the college search process.  Through both professional and volunteer opportunities, she has worked with students and families from a variety of backgrounds to successfully navigate the college search process and find the best fit for the next step in their education.
A girls' boarding and day school in southern Virginia, Chatham Hall prepares girls for college and for productive lives. Our innovative academic program offers advanced courses, global study and travel, as well as project-based learning. 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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