Living Well at Chatham Hall is designed to remind you of the multi-dimensional aspects of your life and the holistic nature of overall health.
Living Well is designed to align with our belief and commitment that health, wellness, and balance should be at the center of all we do. This mindset allows us to infuse our nine dimensions of wellness into campus life to develop exciting opportunities in curricula and academic programs, initiatives for afternoon activities, priority points for Advisory chats and themes for our grade-level programs. Living Well grows alongside you as it assists you in learning more about yourself, your communities, and ultimately your world.
Dimensions of Living Well
List of 9 items.
The active progress of recognizing, understanding, and accepting one’s emotions.
An evolving attention to all of our surroundings, natural, constructed, and digital, and the relationships between them.
Exposure to financial literacy with the goal of a positive mindset toward finances so students and adults have the tools to balance sound financial decisions in an ever-changing personal landscape.
Requires treating individuals, each other, fairly and respectfully for who they are while creating a community where all people can thrive, feel safe, be empowered and have balanced involvement in the life of our School.
A rigorous educational program that encourages balance of intellectual growth, creativity, and personal responsibility.
A balance between work and rest for students and adults.
The ability to maintain a healthy quality of life, which includes the balance of physical activity, nutrition, sleep and mental well-being, and allows us to get the most out of our daily activities without undue physical or mental stress.
Striking a balance between meaningful group and independent time that builds life skills used on and off campus and prepares girls for future networking.
An individual's awareness and balance of their unique search for meaning and purpose in life.
Acclaimed pianist Dr. Jeannette Fang performed Folk Songs from Afar for the campus community on May 11. The concert theme was the influence of folk songs on the work of Amy Beach, Karen Tanaka, and Bela Bartok.
Eva Melendrez ‘23 has been accepted to the Summer Science Program (SSP) Astrophysics program at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. This highly selective program has only a 10% acceptance rate of students from across the country.
Zhaojiayi “Tina” Zhang ’23 has been accepted to the Wharton Global Youth Program, a summer program hosted by the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. The program offers seven on-campus business experiences, and Zhang will be attending Leadership in the Business World (LBW).
Chatham Hall is proud to announce that four-time Olympic gold medalist and Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) superstar Lisa Leslie will serve as its 2022-2023 Polly Wheeler Guth ’44 Leader in Residence.
Spoken-word poet Phil Kaye was on campus in April as Chatham Hall’s 2021-2022 Writer in Residence. His visit included workshops with Advanced English students and the Classes of 2024 and 2025, a session with theatre students about performing on stage, and a keynote presentation.
On March 23, the Living Well Alumnae Speaker Series officially debuted with a talk about women’s health from Taylor Nyberg Taliaferro '06, M.D. Dr. Taliaferro currently serves as an OB/GYN resident physician at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Health.
This winter season saw a record number of students participate in basketball, the addition of diving as a sport, the swim team head to the Blue Ridge Conference (BRC) Championships and the state meet, and one of our beloved members honored through our robotics team.