Chatham Hall

800 Chatham Hall Circle
Chatham, VA 24531
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Chatham Hall Photo #1 - Chatham Hall's campus was built to promote community and collaboration.
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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 - Chatham Hall is home to students from all over the world!
Chatham Hall Photo #6 - Chatham Hall offers a competitive athletic program, with 10 varsity sports.
Chatham Hall Photo #7 - 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 #8 - 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 #9 - 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 #10 - 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.
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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Enrollment: 122 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $68,000
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $28,500
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1 / Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Chatham Hall ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 287 schools) for:

Category
Attribute
Student Attention

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
Chatham Hall
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12
8-12
School Type
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1894
1906
Campus Size
365 acres
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
122 students
315 students
% International Students
26%
20%
% Students Boarding
93%
67%
Average SAT Score
1235
(Out of 1600)
* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)
1060 - 1370
-
Average ACT score
24
(Out of 36)
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
No
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Average Class Size
8 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
15
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
86%
71%
Summer Program Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$67 million
$27 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$68,000
(www.chathamhall.org/admissions/affordability )
$64,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$28,500
$35,000
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$58,750
$47,000
% Students on Financial Aid
67%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$39,933
$24,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Dec. 1 / Feb. 1 / rolling
Jan. 15
Director of Admissions
Caroline Fisk

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
15
17
Courses
Advanced Biology, Advanced Calculus, Advanced Chemistry, Advanced Computer Science Coding, Advanced English III, Advanced English IV: Anna Karenina & the Russian Novel, Advanced English IV: Creative Nonfiction, Advanced English IV: Creative Writing - Poetry & Short Story, Advanced English IV: Jane Austen’s World, Advanced Physics, Advanced Spanish: Hispanic Heritage, Advanced Statistical Analysis, Advanced U.S. History, Advanced World History, Portfolio (Advanced art classes)

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
42
23
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

College Matriculation

Year: 2019 - 2023
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
6
University of Virginia
6
College of William & Mary
5
James Madison University
4
Mount Holyoke College
4
Wofford College
4
North Carolina State University
3
Tufts University
3
University of Washington
3
Wellesley College
3

School Notes

  • Chatham Hall is a grades 9-12 girls' boarding school in southern Virginia. Our unique location on 365 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, ICGS, VAIS
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Georgia O'Keefe 1905 - Artist
    • Claudia Emerson '75 - Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet
    • Jennifer Quainton '96 - Vice President of Content Programming, Audible
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Chatham Hall cost?
Chatham Hall's tuition is approximately $68,000 for boarding students and $28,500 for day students.
Who are famous alumni from Chatham Hall?
Chatham Hall famous alumni include: Georgia O'Keefe 1905, Claudia Emerson '75 and Jennifer Quainton '96.
What sports does Chatham Hall offer?
Chatham Hall offers 13 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Riding, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball.
Does Chatham Hall offer a summer program?
Yes, Chatham Hall offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What is Chatham Hall's ranking?
Chatham Hall ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for Small average class sizes and Highest endowment/student.
When is the application deadline for Chatham Hall?
The application deadline for Chatham Hall is Dec. 1 / Feb. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Dec. 1 / Feb. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Class of 2006
5.00
The University of Texas at Austin
The moment you step foot on Chatham Hall's campus you immediately feel at home. You feel the warmth of the community and feel accepted by everyone. Chatham Hall made me the person I am today. . .

Class of 2002
5.00
SMU
Chatham Hall is the place you go to more fully realize yourself in a place full of friends, mentors, creative thinkers and FUN. Wellness and spiritual life, sports, arts, service to wild intellectual curiosity, an. . .

Class of 2014
5.00
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. . .
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Enrollment: 122 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $68,000
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $28,500
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1 / Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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