Chatham Hall

5.00 (4 reviews)
800 Chatham Hall Circle
Chatham, VA 24531
Chatham Hall Photo #1 - Chatham Hall's campus was built to promote community and collaboration.
Chatham Hall Photo #1 - Chatham Hall's campus was built to promote community and collaboration.
Chatham Hall Photo #2 - Chatham Hall's variety of dynamic and unique programming includes the prestigious Leader and Writer in Residence programs, which bring world leaders to campus to meet with students. Past guests include Venus Williams, Jane Goodall, Gloria Steinem, and Elizabeth Acevedo.
Chatham Hall Photo #3 - Small class sizes help Chatham Hall teachers challenge girls to excel academically. The majority of our faculty and administration live on campus and serve the community in multiple roles.
Chatham Hall Photo #4 - Close to several major metropolitan areas, Chatham Hall boasts its remote location and secluded 362-acre campus in southern Virginia.
Chatham Hall Photo #5 - 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 #6 - Chatham Hall is home to students from all over the world!
Chatham Hall Photo #7 - Chatham Hall offers a competitive athletic program, with 10 varsity sports.
Chatham Hall Photo #8 - 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 #9 - Traditions are what make us, and keep us, Chatham Hall. With a strong sense of community, students are brought together by their love of the School.
Chatham Hall Photo #10 - Arts thrive at Chatham Hall with options for every student of all interests, from theatre and musicals to visual arts and dance.
At Chatham Hall, we believe that when a young woman steps beyond the boundary of her own comfort zone, she realizes the true power of her potential.
Every day across campus, you`ll discover your individual passions, learn to balance joy with challenge, gratitude with ambition, and to champion each other as you begin to weave together informed perspectives that will make up your worldview.
With endless opportunities illuminated before you, you`ll feel confident taking the first steps toward a life that is all your own.

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  • Class of 2014
    5 Stars  
    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. . .

  • Class of 2009
    5 Stars  
    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. . .

  • Class of 2009
    5 Stars  
    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. . .
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Chatham Hall ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 303 schools) for:

Definition of Terms
 | 2021 School Data
Chatham HallBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-129-12
School TypeAll-girlsCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Religious AffiliationEpiscopalNon-denominational
Year Founded18941907
Campus Size362 acres125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment150 students300 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score1216* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)1101 - 1330-
Average ACT score27*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size8 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Student : Teacher Ratio5:17:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2118
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYesYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size$70 million$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
( )
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$36,381$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Acceptance Rate

Application DeadlineJan. 25 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationNoNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Director of AdmissionsWynne Overton

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2118
CoursesAdvanced Biology, Advanced Calculus, Advanced Chemistry, Advanced Chinese, Advanced Computer Science Applications, Advanced Computer Science Coding, Advanced English III: American Literature and Rhetoric, Advanced English IV: Gothic Archetypes & Icons, Advanced English IV: History of Science Fiction, Advanced English IV: Shakespeare’s Comedies, Advanced English IV: Shakespeare’s Tragedies, Advanced European History, Advanced French: An Introduction to Francophone Literature, Advanced Latin: Capstone Readings, Advanced Physics, Advanced Spanish: Hispanic Heritage in the United States, Advanced Statistical Analysis, Advanced U.S. History: Triumph and Tragedy, Linear Algebra and Differential Equations, Multivariable Calculus, Portfolio (Advanced art classes)


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1116
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Riding, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball


Total Extracurricular Organizations4223
ExtracurricularsClub 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

College Matriculation

Year: 2018 - 202110 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Sewanee: University of the South6
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill5
University of Virginia5
Christopher Newport University4
Virginia Tech3
New York University2
University of California - Berkeley2
University of St. Andrews (Scotland)2
Vanderbilt University2
Washington University in St. Louis2
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • Chatham Hall is a grades 9-12 girls' boarding school in southern Virginia. Our unique location on 362 scenic acres allows for thoughtful reflection, deep friendships, and a break from the typical distractions. We are invested in all of the experiences that allow you to discover your unique powers.
  • Chatham Hall accreditations: TABS, NAIS, NCGS, VAIS
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Georgia O'Keefe - Artist
    • Claudia Emerson - Poet

Profile last updated: 09/12/2021

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