Stuart Hall School - Review #8

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Stuart Hall School

About the Author:

College EnrolledUniversity of Utah
Home Town, State Sarasota, FL
Years Attended Boarding School1
Activities During Boarding SchoolI was invovled in sports: tennis, basketball, swimming and field hockey. Tennis was the highlight. There was a good coach and she would help us get to an indoor tennis center in the winter and during wet weather. Good feeling and sportsmanship.

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
Excellent art history program. Education program promoted individual learning at accelerated pace with unique focuses in areas of interest to each student. Also, the sports program, while not elite, allowed students of all abilities to participate and get proficient in each sport offered.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
Developed independence and got away from home.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
Had a great time and it was a good transition to college. Made being at college very easy. Kids who go to boarding school become more independent and mature during their time away from home. A warning is that i saw many kids use that freedom and independence to get in trouble with drugs and alcohol. Follow the rules, have fun and stay out of trouble. Life is short. Make the best of it and don't set yourself up for problems in your future. You are in control of that!
4.) What did you like most about your school?
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Follow the rules, Exercise a lot. Learn as much as you can and have a fabulous time!


1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Learned to write well and articulate clearly. This skill served me well in college and in my career as a research scientist and author.


1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Terrific coaching. There were a small offering of sports due to the small nature of the school. We traveled almost every week for competitions. As one who loves to compete this was the highlight of Stuart Hall. Facilities were adequate but i know the facilities have improved successfully.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
Theater and music was a highlight for those who were involved in it. They produced funny plays and other events.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
Playing tennis in the community on a team outside of school. This was allowed for these few of us who wanted that and wanted to play at a different level.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
Made wonderful friends.


1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
Food was ok. Nothing outstanding but we all grew up and matured just fine!

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Stuart Hall is in Stanton VA. The school is right in town with ease of access to the downtown area.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
Hated the dances and social events. Stuart Hall was a girls school when i was there and the socials seemed very forced and artificial. Great trips to NYC to museums, Washington DC to see the sites.

Daily Schedule:

6:00 AMclasses
2:00 PMhomework
3:00 PMtraining for sport
1:00 PMlunch
1:00 PMdinner
1:00 PMtv
3:00 AMTennis for several hours
1:00 AMWeight lifting or running
3:00 AMStudying and reading several hours
1:00 PMVisiting and laughing with friends
1:00 PMMovies
1:00 PMGames
1:00 PMCleaning room
Read more details about Stuart Hall School on their 2018-19 profile page.

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