Because our spirits go with us wherever we are, spiritual life is found in every part of the Campus.

We sing our grace at meals. Prayer groups and discussion groups can be found at lunch tables and on dorm. FOCUS (Fellowship of Christians in Universities and Schools) meets for discussion, song and service. Senior Chapel Talks are an important part of a student’s experience and friend group.

Because Spiritual life at Chatham Hall nurtures the whole girl, it cannot be not confined to just one part of the school’s life.

You can find a spiritual component in each of the following:

List of 4 items.

  • Chapel

    We celebrate Eucharist weekly, and have special services such as the Blessing of the Animals, music (including St. Mary's Choir, Chamber Choir, and the student rock band, The Niche), dance, and guest Chapel speakers. Chapel is supported by two school organizations, Altar Guild, charged with planning our worship and maintaining our beautiful Chapel; and Church Life, charged with serving the school through the Chapel. These active groups of faculty and students plan, participate, lead, celebrate, innovate, and advise the way we do Chapel. In addition, each Senior offers a Senior Chapel Talk to the community, incorporating special words, music and prayers that express her individuality and her experience at Chatham Hall.
  • Curriculum

    In the Episcopal tradition we aspire to openness, rigor and excellence in our entire curriculum, not shying away from including the religious influences in history, art, philosophy and music. We study religions and the Bible historically and critically, but with respect. We require one semester of Biblical Studies or World Religions for graduation.
  • Service

    We aspire to a strong community service program, offering numerous opportunities and encouraging all students to participate. The entire school, students and faculty, is divided into three service clubs offering time, talent and energy to Spirituality, School, and Community.
  • Honor

    We adhere to a strong Honor Code, born out of and reflective of the spiritual foundation of our school. Our Purple and Golden Rule, a reframing of our Episcopal understanding of incarnation, the divine in each of us, guides our respect and treatment of each other as we live in community.
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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