In the midst of all of this living and learning, something magical and remarkable happens – the girls’ strengths unfold before them; their powerful, purposeful, remarkable voices speak. And, at Chatham Hall, we get to listen.
Chatham Hall becomes a second home for our students, and that’s no accident.
Lifelong friendships are forged here as students find opportunities to make friends with girls from across the country and around the world. Our residential program encourages girls to take responsibility for their own living and learning- and gives the tools to learn how to thrive. While living away from home can be demanding, Chatham Hall girls gain a sense of responsibility for themselves and for others that is so incredibly valuable.
Our program nurtures girls- providing them the space to become their best selves. And, at the same time, Chatham Hall challenges students to take healthy risks while setting developmentally appropriate limits. Our residence halls are structured with health and safety in the forefront of our minds. Yet, we also know that girls need to connect - and feel connected - if they are going to thrive. We teach them formally (through hall meetings and Link Groups) and informally (hanging out on dorm with friends or baking in a House Faculty member’s apartment) how to live with peers who are older and younger, who come from China, Haiti, and Italy or from New York City and southwest Virginia. We believe that the exchanges that take place after school in the residence halls and on weekends foster genuine relationships. The bonds they make stimulate their learning, enhance their emotional intelligence, and enrich their experience.
Nicole Brown grew up in various independent boarding schools throughout New England as the daughter of a Head of School. She is a graduate of Milton Academy and Colby College. Nicole holds her Masters Degree in School Counseling from Butler University and she has worked as a Spanish teacher, Health and Wellness Teacher, Counselor and Dean of Students in both day and boarding schools.
Assistant Director for Community Life & Houseparent
Sheppard Morrison has an A.B. in classics and a concentration in theatre. She has taught in many settings including a Montessori Stepping Stones program and adult education in theatre. She also has taught middle and high school history, English, computer, journalism, and Latin classes and has worked as a paraprofessional reference librarian. She came to Chatham Hall in 2002.
An all girls boarding and day school in Southern Virginia, Chatham Hall prepares girls for college and for productive lives. Our innovative academic program offers Advanced Placement courses, global study and travel, as well as project based learning. Our athletic teams regularly compete at the State level and our exceptional riding program is nationally recognized. 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.