Our Spiritual Approach:

Chatham Hall encourages spiritual reflection in all aspects of life on campus. Rather than emphasizing religious differences, we focus on what we have in common — our human spirituality — and encourage girls to participate in ways that are most meaningful to them.

Chatham Hall is committed to nurturing the spiritual life of girls in the spirit of the National Association of Episcopal Schools:

At Chatham Hall we are interested in nurturing the whole girl. We live this vision out by focusing on what unites us, our spirituality, rather than what divides us. We recognize that adolescence is a time of critical thinking where doubt and questioning are natural parts of a developing spirituality. As such, at Chatham Hall they are encouraged and met with possibilities rather than feared and suppressed.

NAES Mission Statement

As embodiments of the Christian faith, Episcopal schools are created to be communities that honor, celebrate and worship God as the center of life. They are created to be models of God’s love and grace. They are created to serve God in Christ in all persons, regardless of origin, background, ability, or religion. They are created to strive for justice and peace among all people and to respect the dignity of every human being.

Meet the Chaplain

Beth Barksdale is a graduate of Salem College, Harvard Business School's OPM program, University of the South’s EFM program, and has her MDIV from Wake Forest University. She has helped spearhead Wake Forest’s Tending the Field entrepreneur program, and previously served on the Board at Salem College and the PTA’s National Board for “Reflections.” Beth is a candidate for the position of Teaching Elder with the Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) and the Doctor of Ministry cohort at Union Presbyterian Seminary (fall 2020). She is an active member of World Presidents’ Organization and Forum and she is a graduate of Young President’s Organization. She is a member of Healthcare Financial Management Association, the Association of Credit and Collection Professionals, and the National Association of Chaplains. Beth is an ordained Ruling Elder in the PCUSA, a commissioned member of the Salem Presbytery Dream Team, and a member of Presbyterian Interracial Dialogue.
A girls' boarding and day school in southern Virginia, Chatham Hall prepares girls for college and for productive lives. Our innovative academic program offers advanced courses, global study and travel, as well as project-based learning. We foster the intellect and character of each student and, through our Honor Code, live in a community of trust. Grounded in its Episcopal heritage, the school welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds.
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