Signature Programs

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. 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, sustaining healthy relationships, and life administration.

Daily Schedule

List of 6 items.

  • Grade-Level Wellness Programs

    9:15 a.m. - 10:15 p.m.
  • Community Time

    10:20-10:50 a.m.
  • All-School Enrichment Programs

    11:00-11:50 a.m.
  • Afternoon Courses

    A - 12:50-1:55 p.m.
    B - 2:25-3:30 p.m.
  • Athletics & Afternoon Activities

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

    7:30-9:30 p.m.

2024 Courses

  • Bread of Life
  • Children’s Literature: Roald Dahl
  • Creative Writing: Where Stories & Poems Come From
  • Equine Science
  • FRC Robotics
  • History of Hip Hop in the U.S.
  • Hooray for Hollywood! An Introduction to the Great Films of the American Cinema
  • Indigenous Culture & History
  • Introduction to Ceramics: Wheel & Handbuilding
  • Juggling Basics

  • The LEGO Challenge
  • Protest in Popular Music
  • Quilting!
  • Regions of France
  • Surrealism in Art, Literature, & Film
  • Yoga: History & Practice

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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