Stuart Hall School

5.00 5 1 (10 reviews)
235 West Frederick Street
Staunton, VA 24401
Stuart Hall School Photo #1 - 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.
Stuart Hall School Photo #2 - 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.
Stuart Hall School Photo #3 - 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.
Stuart Hall School Photo #4 - 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.
Stuart Hall School Photo #5 - Our Math & Science programs allow students to engage with Math the Sciences on a deeper level through research and independent projects.
Stuart Hall School Photo #6 - 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 Photo #7 - Stuart Hall School offers a competitive and successful athletics program that teaches students the value of sportsmanship, leadership and teamwork.
Stuart Hall School Photo #8 - 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.

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  • Class of 2017
    5 Stars  
    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. . .

  • Class of 2016
    5 Stars  
    Washington University
    The close-knitted environment is unique to Stuart Hall. All teachers, faculty, and students hang out in the arcade, discuss inside and outside of classrooms, participate in school's activities (red/white tradition...). The teachers are all very. . .
  • 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. . .
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Definition of Terms
 | 2019 School Data
Stuart Hall SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)8-129-12
Grades Offered (Day)Pre-K-129-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationEpiscopalNon-denominational
Year Founded18441907
Campus Size15 acres110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment322 students320 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score1230* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)980 - 1300-
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 Offered1518
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedNoYes


Endowment Size$5.5 million$20 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
Tuition international students$55,000$51,800
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$25,000$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo


Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsSamantha Hughes
Tanya Farrell

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1518
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 Offered1016
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball


Total Extracurricular Organizations1224
ExtracurricularsBowsprit Literary Magazine

Club or Organization:
A Cappella Groups, AcaFellas, Instrumental Groups, International Student Organization, Mock Trial Team, Peer Listening, Semachords - acapella group, Speech and Debate Team, Theater Activity, Work Program

Arts and Music Programs:
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College Matriculation

Year: 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
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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. 
  • Stuart Hall 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

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