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.
Faculty select topics driven by their or students' passions. January Term also 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 run normally along with special evening programming and normal weekend duty. Wednesday "one-offs" are unique programming designed by faculty and staff.

Each grade also participates in grade-level programming about select topics including personal health, personal finance, citizenry, and life admin.

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.

2021-2022 Courses

  • Biochemistry Techniques
  • Codes & Crypts
  • Engineering with Rube Goldberg
  • Equine Science
  • Gospels
  • Illustration
  • Italian Language Boot Camp
  • Listening to Your Life
  • Podcasting & Audio Storytelling
  • Positive Psychology
  • Quilting: The History & the Craft
  • Reading Like a Writer, Writing for Readers
  • Senior Option: Artful Bodies
  • Silent Film Comedy
  • Silk Screening
  • Successful Study Strategies
  • Techniques in Helping Skills
  • Women & War in the 20th Century

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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