January Term

January Term allows you to explore courses that are not currently part of our semester curricula, as well as offers ample opportunity for co-curriculars, meeting graduation requirements, and/or undertaking courses for personal growth.
For two weeks in January, faculty select topics driven by their or students' passions. January Term serves as a time in which student-alumnae connections are able to expand via guest experts, shadow opportunities, and internships. You control your time as they explore your interests and passions. January Term culminates in an expo the where each class shares what they learned during the term.

Athletic practices and weekend activities run normally along with special evening programming. Each grade also participates in programming about select topics including personal health, personal finance, citizenry, and life administration.

Daily Schedule

List of 5 items.

  • Grade-Level Morning Wellness

    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Afternoon Courses

    12:45-3:15 p.m.
  • Unstructured Time

    3:15-4:00 p.m.
  • Athletics & Afternoon Activities

    4:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Evening Programming

    6:30-9:30 p.m.

2023 Courses

  • Acting for the Stage: Liveness, Listening, & Presence
  • All That Jazz
  • Biochemistry Techniques
  • Codes & Crypts
  • Composition Dynamics
  • Ethics in the Equine Industry
  • FIRST FRC Robotics
  • From Comic Chaos to Blessed Order: American Comedies
  • Haunted Laughter
  • History & Politics of the Middle East
  • Illustration
  • Indigenous Culture & History
  • Italian Language Boot Camp
  • Quilting
  • Reading Like a Writer, Writing for Readers: Poetry & Short Fiction
  • Theology and Musical Theater

800 Chatham Hall Circle  •  Chatham, VA 24531
+1 434.432.2941  •
Day and boarding school for girls grades 9-12 in the Episcopal tradition.

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