Chatham Hall

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 - 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 (2023)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Enrollment: 118 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $61,425
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $25,725
  • Average class size: 7 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 296 schools) for:

Student Attention

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2022 School Data
Chatham Hall
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
School Type
ADD/ADHD Support
Religious Affiliation
Year Founded
Campus Size
365 acres
125 acres

Student Body

118 students
315 students
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score
* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)
1060 - 1370
Average ACT score
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
Classroom Dress Code
Average Class Size
7 students
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
ESL Courses Offered
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program Offered
Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$64.5 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
( )
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
Merit Scholarships Offered

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Dec. 1 / Feb. 1 / rolling
Jan. 15
Director of Admissions
Wynne Overton

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
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)



Total Extracurricular Organizations
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: 2018 - 2021
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Sewanee: University of the South
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
University of Virginia
Christopher Newport University
Virginia Tech
New York University
University of California - Berkeley
University of St. Andrews (Scotland)
Vanderbilt University
Washington University in St. Louis

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 $61,425 for boarding students and $25,725 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 ).

Alumni Reviews Review School


Class of 2014
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
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
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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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Enrollment: 118 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $61,425
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $25,725
  • Average class size: 7 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1 / Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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