Stuart Hall School

5.00 5 1 (9 reviews)
Tel: 540-213-3746
235 West Frederick Street
Staunton, VA 24401
Founded in 1844, Stuart Hall School is one of the oldest and most respected independent schools in the nation. Our students enjoy the benefits of a long-standing, global alumni network upon graduating.
Founded in 1844, Stuart Hall School is one of the oldest and most respected independent schools in the nation. Our students enjoy the benefits of a long-standing, global alumni network upon graduating.
Our campus community is one of openness, trust, and fun. Stuart Hall School fosters lifelong friendships in the context of an academically rigorous and socially supportive environment.
Students at Stuart Hall School come from all over the nation and the world. Our community is built on mutual trust and academic inquiry, and we seek to develop the personal character, honor, and creativity of each member of our school.
Our Math & Science Emphasis program allows students to engage with Math the Sciences on a deeper level through research, independent projects, and a schedule focused on Pre-Engineering, Pre-Med, or Mathematics.
Fine Arts Emphasis at Stuart Hall School allows students to discover their passion and sends students to prestigious arts programs in the areas of Music, Visual Art, and Theatre every year.
Stuart Hall School offers a competitive and successful athletics program that teaches students the value of sportsmanship, leadership and teamwork.
Academic inquiry and risk-taking lay an important foundation to our curriculum. Students are encouraged to explore new courses and areas of study they hadn't previously considered. Because of our small class size, every student is known, supported, and challenged to grow as an individual throughout their time at Stuart Hall.
Our historic campus is located in downtown Staunton, Virginia. Students enjoy the freedom afforded them by this safe environment; whether walking into town to study at a coffee shop or spending free time at local shops and restaurants, our students get a taste of the college experience early-on in the context of our safe, small town.
  • Stuart Hall School, a member of (Episcopal) Church Schools in the Diocese of Virginia, educates the whole child -mind, body, heart, spirit - in a nurturing environment based on honor and respect.
  • The school is coed day grades Pre-K - 12 boarding in grades 8 - 12.
  • Personal attention encourages high academic acheivement, excellence in the arts, and comfortable student-faculty interaction.
  • The campus is located in the historic district of the city of Staunton, Virginia- home to the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, Mary Baldwin College, the American Shakespeare Center's Blackfriars Playhouse, the Frontier Cultural Museum, Blue Ridge Parkway, and a variety of restaurants, coffee shops, and boutiques.
  • Nearby Charlottesville, offers additional cultural and sporting events at the University of Virginia, and, within 2 hours' drive, Richmond and Washington, D.C. offer even more historic and cosmopolitan opportunities for our students.

Alumni Reviews
  Review School

  • Review Description

  • Class of 2017
    5 Stars   6/16/2017
    None (gap year)
    Unlike most boarding schools in the United States which tend to have large campuses in rather rural or otherwise secluded areas, Stuart Hall School has a rather small campus located inside a small town and. . .
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    Stuart Hall's diverse community and the sense of family are two of the many very important aspects that make the school unique. Small class sizes provide the opportunity for all types of students to. . .
  • VCU
    My boarding school was actually co-ed during the academic day, but only girls boarded (though I think now the boarding has become co-ed presently). . .

  • Class of 2000
    5 Stars   4/18/2018
    Ashworth College
    Every student was required to take part in intramurals. This usually consisted of at least two sports with one fine arts over three semesters. . .

  • Class of 1998
    5 Stars   7/11/2004
    University of Virginia
    Stuart Hall's small class sizes and caring faculty really do give it the "family" atmosphere that it advertises. While at Stuart Hall I had many opportunities to explore. . .
  • Show more reviews (4 reviews)
Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
Stuart Hall SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)8-127-12
Grades Offered (Day)Pre-K-127-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationEpiscopalNon-denominational
Year Founded18441910
Campus Size15 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment280 students300 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score1720* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)1470 - 1950-
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size10 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:81:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1517
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedNoYes


Endowment Size$5.5 million$18 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
Tuition international students$48,000$48,100
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant25000$22,844
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo


Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsAnn Snyder
Associate Director of AdmissionsSamantha Hughes

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1517
CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Music Theory, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP US Government, AP US History, AP World History, Fine Arts Emphasis Diploma, Math & Science Emphasis Diploma, Robotics


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1015
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball


Total Extracurricular Organizations1224

Club or Organization:
Ambassadors Club, Class, E.L.A., Ecology Club, Honor, National, Outreach, Prefects, Social, Student

Arts and Music Programs:

College Matriculation

Year: 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • Stuart Hall is unlike other boarding schools in the United States. Outstanding preparation for college is a given, and our students go to top colleges and universities every year, including Cornell, UVA, RISD, NYU, The College of Wiliam and Mary, UCLA, Berkeley, and more. Our 15 AP courses and integrated curriculum are just a piece of who we are.  What makes Stuart Hall unique are it's downtown location in a small city where you can walk to coffee shops or restaurants from your dorm room, its culture of kindness and service, and accelerated Emphasis Programs in STEM and the Arts. Stuart Hall allows students the freedom to be whoever they choose to be, and our school culture reflects that. Find out more today. 
  • School accreditations: NAIS, VAIS, TABS
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Juliette Gordon Low - Founder of the Girl Scouts of America
    • Denise Wooldridge - Executive at Kraft Foods
    • Annette Smith Parker - Vice President, Dickinson College
    • Kelly Driscoll - Alum & Faculty Member of Rhode Island School of Design
    • Dejon Mayberry - Speech Writer for President Gerald Ford
    • Marijane Meeker - Publishes as M.E. Kerr, ALA Margaret Edwards Award
    • Anne McCaffrey - Winner of Hugo Award and Nebula Award
Show me:
People Also ViewedPeople Also Viewed Nearby SchoolsNearby Schools
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Grades: 8-12, PG | 170 students 22.7 miles1000 Samuel Miller Loop
    CharlottesvilleVA 22903
    22.78-12, PG170
  • Chatham Hall
    All-girls  (Episcopal)
    Grades: 9-12 | 140 students 93.1 miles800 Chatham Hall Circle
    ChathamVA 24531
  • Foxcroft School
    Grades: 9-12, PG | 177 students 91.9 milesP.O. Box 5555
    MiddleburgVA 20118
    91.99-12, PG177
  • St. Margaret's School
    All-girls  (Episcopal)
    Grades: 8-12 | 120 students 121.7 milesPO Box 158, 444 Water Lane
    TappahannockVA 22560
  • Grades: 9-12, PG | 325 students 114.3 miles8328 Georgetown Pike
    McLeanVA 22102-1200
    114.39-12, PG325
Recent Articles
Types of Boarding School
August 02, 2018
Explore the different types of boarding school options in the US. Find which type of boarding school is most appropriate for you.
Why Are You Only Looking At Very Competitive Schools?
July 18, 2018
It makes sense to cast your net widely when looking at boarding schools. Here's why.
Looking For Some Great Summer Programs?
July 04, 2018
The quality of a summer camp depends very much on the quality and experience of the folks running it. When you select a summer program run by a boarding school, you are getting a program with experienced, well-organized professionals at the helm. More here.
Featured Schools
Request Information
I am a:
Name of parent:
Student First name:
Student Middle name:
Student Last name:
Student date of birth:
Country of Citizenship:
Student is:
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
Applying for financial aid?:
Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)