Stuart Hall School

235 West Frederick Street
Staunton, VA 24401
Stuart Hall School, one of the oldest Episcopal Schools in the U.S., is a co-ed boarding school for students in Grades 8-12, located in Staunton, Virginia.
Through our mastery learning program, students master the skills needed for life in high school and beyond.
Rooted in the core competencies of Well-Being, Critical Thinking, Creativity, Citizenship, Collaboration, and Communication, our curriculum is designed to develop curious creative students who are ready to make lasting contributions to their community.
Our project-based, placed-based learning approach develops students who are independent, motivated, resilient, and self-directed, and our holistic focus promotes physical, social, and emotional well-being.
Outside the classroom, students can explore the small, safe town of Staunton and enjoy the rich arts, history and outdoor activities that the Shenandoah Valley offers.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 8-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 144 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $51,975
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $18,200
  • Acceptance rate: 77%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Stuart Hall School ranks among the top 10 schools with < 200 students (out of 90 schools) for:

Category
Attribute
School History

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
Stuart Hall School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
8-12, PG
8-12
Grades Offered (Day)
6-12, PG
8-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1844
1907
Campus Size
8 acres
130 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
144 students
310 students
% International Students
15%
20%
% Students Boarding
30%
67%
Average SAT Score
1240
* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)
970 - 1330
-
Offers Post-Grad Year
Yes
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Average Class Size
12 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
10
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
60%
71%
Summer Program Offered
No
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$5 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$51,975
$64,000
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$18,200
$35,000
Tuition international students
$55,985
$55,200
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$41,475
$46,000
% Students on Financial Aid
35%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$13,970
$25,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Jan. 15
SSAT Required
Yes
Yes
Acceptance Rate
77%
60%

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
10
17
Courses
Calculus AB, Chemisty, Computer Science A, English Language, Environmental Science, Seminar, Statistics, Studio Art, US Government & Politics, World History

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered
6
16

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
3
23
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Moot Court

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Theatre

College Matriculation

Year: 2015 - 2019
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
College of William and Mary
6
University of Virginia
4
Rhode Island School of Design
3
UC Berkeley
3
Duke University
2
Savannah College of Art and Design
2
UConn
2
Cornell University
1
Harvey Mudd College
1
New York University
1

School Notes

  • The Student Life program at Stuart Hall is designed as a progressive set of experiences to help students pursue existing passions and explore new interests, all while building the relationships and having the experiences that will shape who they become.At Stuart Hall, school happens far beyond the boundaries of what people usually think of when you say "school," and this is certainly true for Student Life. Learning happens far beyond the academic day. Leadership development goes beyond the traditional senior roles to include students of any grade level who are ready to lead. Lifelong friendships are formed beyond the traditional divisions of grade, class, or boarding/day. And experiences happen beyond students` usual interests as they try something new in our co-curricular programming.While we go beyond the traditional school experience, we always keep our core values at the center. In our classrooms, in our advisory program, in our dormitories, and in everything we do, we strive to make sure every student feels happy, safe, known, and loved. Stuart Hall has long been known as the school where a person is accepted for who they are, welcomed into the community, and invited to live, learn, and grow with others who may have different interests but all share these values.
  • Stuart Hall School accreditations: TABS, VAIS, NAIS
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Juliette Gordon Low (Class of 1879) - Founder of the Girl Scouts
    • Marijane Meeker (Class of 1945) - Publishes as M.E. Kerr, winner of the ALA Margaret Edwards Award
    • Annette Smith Parker (Class of 1969) - Vice President, Dickinson College
    • Anne McCaffrey (Class of 1944) - Winner of both the Hugo and Nebula Awards
    • Dejon Mayberry (Class of 1947) - Speech writer for Pres. Gerald Ford
    • Kelly Driscoll (Class of 1996) - Alum of and Faculty of Rhode Island School of Design
    • Denise Wooldridge (Class of 1976) - An executive at Kraft Foods
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Stuart Hall School cost?
Stuart Hall School's tuition is approximately $51,975 for boarding students and $18,200 for day students.
What is the acceptance rate of Stuart Hall School?
The acceptance rate of Stuart Hall School is 77%, which is higher than the boarding school average of 60%.
Who are famous alumni from Stuart Hall School?
Stuart Hall School famous alumni include: Juliette Gordon Low (Class of 1879), Marijane Meeker (Class of 1945), Annette Smith Parker (Class of 1969), Anne McCaffrey (Class of 1944), Dejon Mayberry (Class of 1947), Kelly Driscoll (Class of 1996) and Denise Wooldridge (Class of 1976).
What sports does Stuart Hall School offer?
Stuart Hall School offers 6 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is Stuart Hall School's ranking?
Stuart Hall School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Stuart Hall School?
The application deadline for Stuart Hall School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 8-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 144 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $51,975
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $18,200
  • Acceptance rate: 77%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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