Chatham Hall Photo #2 - Small class sizes help Chatham Hall teachers challenge girls to excel academically. The majority of our faculty and administration live on campus, and 65% of our teachers have advanced degrees.
Chatham Hall Photo #3 - Chatham Hall offers a competitive athletic program, with nine varsity sports. We've won numerous conference championships.
Chatham Hall Photo #4 - Arts thrive at Chatham Hall with options for every student of all interests, from theatre and musicals to visual arts and dance.
Chatham Hall Photo #5 - Our award-winning FTC robotics team, the TuTu Turtles, is a just one avenue STEAM is celebrated and empowered at Chatham Hall.
Chatham Hall Photo #6 - Close to several major metropolitan areas, Chatham Hall boasts its remote location and secluded 362-acre campus in southern Virginia.
Chatham Hall Photo #7 - Chatham Hall attracts students from all over the world, including nine different countries.
Chatham Hall Photo #8 - From competitive IEA participation to teaching beginners the basics, there`s room for riders of every level in our program. Our facilities include stables for 34 school horses, three teaching arenas, a permanent Hunter Trials course, and plenty of trails.
Chatham Hall Photo #9 - From Independent study around the country and the world, to group service and cultural immersion abroad, our commitment to cultivating global citizens is at the heart of the Chatham Hall experience.
An all-girls college-preparatory boarding school, Chatham Hall offers students a challenging academic environment, a rich extracurricular program, and a beautiful 362-acre campus.
In our small classes, teachers challenge and encourage students to excel academically.
Recent graduates have attended higher education institutions including the University of Virginia, Cornell University, Rhode Island School of Design, Vanderbilt University, and many more.
At 93%, Chatham Hall has the highest percentage of boarding students among peer girls schools.
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- Yale University The most important facet of life at Chatham Hall is the strong sense of community. At atmosphere of care, trust, and kindness is the foundation upon which our school is built. This makes. . .
- Texas Christian University Chatham Hall's advisor program is something really unique that has been so helpful to me - one of the best parts about my experience here actually. Students select an advisor and the groups meet twice. . .
- University of Richmond I feel like our school's Honor Code is stronger than any other school I came across when I was researching schools to possibly attend. It makes for a more trusting and tight knit community. I was. . .
|Definition of Terms|
| 2020 School Data
|Chatham Hall||Boarding School Avg.|
|School Focus||College Prep||College Preparatory|
|Campus Size||362 acres||125 acres|
|Enrollment||150 students||306 students|
|% Students of Color|
|% International Students|
|% Students Boarding|
|Average SAT Score||1271||* National Avg. »View|
|SAT range (25th-75th percentile)||1210 - 1340||-|
|Average ACT score||26||*National Avg. » View|
|Offers Post-Grad Year||No||No|
Academics and Faculty
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual||Casual|
|Average Class Size||8 students||12|
*National School Avg. » 20
|Student : Teacher Ratio||5:1||7:1|
|# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered||21||18|
|ESL Courses Offered||Yes||Yes|
|% Faculty with Advanced Degree|
|Summer Program Offered||Yes||Yes|
|Summer Program Details||Link to Summer Program Details|
|Endowment Size||$56.7 million||$23 million|
(5 Day Boarding)
|% Students on Financial Aid|
|Avg. Financial Aid Grant||$38,108||$25,000|
|Merit Scholarships Offered||Yes||No|
|Application Deadline||Jan. 25 / rolling||Jan. 15|
|Accepts Standardized Application||No||No|
|Director of Admissions||Schaeffer Goss Barnhardt|
|Associate Director of Admissions||Wynne Overton|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
AP / Advanced Courses
|# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered||21||18|
|Courses||AP Art - 2-D, AP Art - 3-D, AP Art - Drawing, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP French, AP Latin, AP Modern European, AP Music Theory, AP Physics 1, AP Psychology, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP US History|
|# Interscholastic Sports Offered||11||16|
|Sports||Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Riding, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball|
|Total Extracurricular Organizations||42||24|
|Extracurriculars||Club or Organization:|
Activists' Club, Animation Creation, Architecture Committee of Turtles, Astrology Club, Badminton Club, Bake Sale Club, Bit n' Spur Riding Club, Bollywood Club, Chatham Athletic Council, Cultural Perspectives, Dermatology Club, French Club, Gaming Club, Girl Up, GurlsTalk, International Student Association, Iris Fund, Latinos Unidos, Library Club, Literature Club, Model United Nations, National Water Dance, NOIR, Outdoors Club, Panache (Dance), Period, Political Awareness Club, PositiviTEA, Quintet, Right to Life, Russian Club, Sherwood (Drama), Spanish Club, Spectrum, Stiche in the Niche, Sustainability Club, The Iris Literary Magazine, TuTu Turtles Robotics Team, Voices for the Voiceless, Women's Health Club, Yearbook, Zumba Club
|Year: 2017 - 2020||10 Most Popular College Choices (# Enrolled)|
|University of Virginia||5|
|Sewanee - The University of the South||4|
|University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill||4|
|North Carolina State University||3|
|New York University||2|
|Link to Matriculation Data|
- An all-girls college-preparatory boarding school, Chatham Hall offers students a rigorous academic environment, a rich extracurricular program, and a beautiful 362-acre campus. In our small classes, teachers challenge and encourage students to excel academically. Chatham Hall has the highest percentage of boarding students among peer girls schools at 93%, with a large majoroty of faculty also residing in campus housing. The Honor Code is a pivotal part of the school community, and faculty members serve as teachers and mentors. Students expand their talents and strengthen their self-confidence through sports, riding, visual arts, drama, music, and dance.
- Chatham Hall accreditations: TABS, NAIS, NCGS, VAIS
- Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
- Georgia O'Keefe - Artist
- Claudia Emerson - Poet
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- Grades: 8-12| 548 students 228.8 miles300 Garrison Forest Road
Owings Mills, MD 21117
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