Academics
Signature Programs

Advanced Courses

Chatham Hall made the intentional decision to move away from the prescribed curricula of Advanced Placement (AP) classes in favor of our own Advanced Courses.
Advanced Courses allow our faculty and students much greater input and flexibility in the breadth and depth of their studies, as well as the independence to undertake research on topics that may not be covered in depth as determined by the College Board. We pride ourselves on meeting students where they are; our students and faculty are creative, enjoy challenges, and would like to work beyond the limitations of AP curricula to grow in exciting and meaningful ways and ultimately encourage a love for lifelong learning.

Advanced Courses not only provide the strong foundation of critical thinking expected by colleges, but will expose you to a more diverse range of topics and thought that allow you to interact with and develop an understanding of the world around you. You can still take AP exams at Chatham Hall should you choose to prepare for these courses on your own.

2022-2023 Advanced Courses

Advanced English III
Advanced English IV: Creative Nonfiction
Advanced English IV: Jane Austen’s World
Advanced English IV: Creative Writing - Poetry & Short Story
Advanced English IV: Anna Karenina & the Russian Novel
Advanced Spanish: Hispanic Heritage
Advanced Physics
Advanced Chemistry
Advanced Biology
Advanced U.S. History
Advanced World History
Advanced Calculus
Advanced Statistical Analysis
Advanced Computer Science Coding
Advanced Art Portfolio






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

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