Stuart Hall School
Stuart Hall School is an Episcopal day and boarding school in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia providing a college preparatory education for area day students in grades PreK-12 and boarding students from around the world in grades 8-12. Located on two campuses in Staunton and Verona, Virginia, our School enjoys a rich history of more than 170 years, while maintaining a progressive and forward-thinking program. Stuart Hall seeks to educate the whole child—mind, body, heart, and spirit—in a supportive and enriching environment that nurtures the individuality, creativity, and personal honor of every student.
As a part of our continuous focus on providing the premiere PreK-12 educational experience, our offerings as a small, independent school are extensive and include rigorous academics, Arts Emphasis and Math and Science Emphasis programs, an international focus, and 100% college placement to top colleges and universities every year.
A member of Episcopal Church Schools in the Diocese of Virginia, Stuart Hall is fully accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and the National Association of Episcopal Schools.
Stuart Hall is a short one-hour drive from Charlottesville, Virginia, and a two-hour drive from Richmond, Virginia, and Washington D.C. Our location offers a wealth of opportunity for cultural engagement with all the safety, security, and charm of this historic southern town.
At Stuart Hall, diversity is a celebrated part of our close-knit community. Thirty-two percent of our student body is non-Caucasian, including African American, Asian American, Hispanic/Latin American, Middle Eastern American, and multiracial, along with international students from China, Rwanda, Korea, Taiwan, The Republic of Georgia, Belgium and Ghana.
We are blessed to have a rich, multicultural student body at Stuart Hall with 17% of our attending students being international. Many of our young alums report that going to school with students from other countries has given them an advantage in college, because they are already comfortable with people from different backgrounds. According to our Head of School Mark Eastham, our diversity allows us “to offer a global perspective in the Shenandoah Valley.”
Our Residence Life Program at Stuart Hall School takes the college-preparatory experience one step further to introduce students to campus living. Our students enjoy the freedom of living in a safe, small town where local coffee shops, restaurants, stores, farmers markets, and other points of interest are just blocks away from our historic campus. In-town boarding provides a venue like no other to learn valuable skills of personal initiative, community living, and respect for local culture. While always maintaining the utmost standards for student safety and care, we encourage our boarders to experience life beyond our campus boundaries in addition to taking part in the life of the School as well.
The Residence Life Program at Stuart Hall creates a nurturing community in accordance with its Mission by having a staff specially trained and well suited to support our boarding students. Dorm Parents, adults who live on dorm and supervise a specific hall, assist students with life away from home, and provide a School presence evenings and weekends. On Campus Faculty work at Stuart Hall and live on campus or on dorm, serving in roles similar to Dorm Parents. A member of the On Campus Faculty or a Dorm Parent is on duty at all times to monitor student permissions and sign-outs, secure the building, distribute medicine, proctor study hall, and ensure that standards and policies of Stuart Hall are maintained. Our On Campus Faculty and Dorm Parents bring a wealth of experience and a diversity of talent to our community.
Sustaining a caring environment at Stuart Hall is a responsibility of all members of this community, not only the adults. To this end, experienced boarding students may become Prefects. These young men and women form the backbone of the student body, acting as mentors to newcomers, friends to returners, and leaders by example to all. They are assigned to specific halls, where they help to maintain a clean living space and promote a positive atmosphere. Prefects are a valuable link between their peers and the Residence Life Staff; additionally, there is an international Prefect who acts as liaison to the Staff for fellow international boarders.
- Estimated Start DateMid August
- Estimated End DateEarly June
- Number of Students313
- Student Population17% International
- Teacher/Student Ratio8:1
- Average Class Size12
- Teachers with Advanced DegreesUnknown
- ESL ProgramsYes
- AP Classes14
- Tests AcceptedTOEFL, TOEFL Jr., IELTS, SSAT, SAT
- School UniformCasual
- Year Established1844
- Campus Size8 acres
- Foreign Languages OfferedSpanish, French
- ArtsMusic History, Chamber Ensemble, Painting, Music Theory, Introduction to Theatre, Sculpture, Chorus, Actor’s Studio, Orchestra, Drawing
- AP CoursesAP Literature, AP Physics I, AP Chemistry, AP World History, AP Physics II, AP Calculus AB, AP U.S. History, AP Biology, AP Calculus BC, A.P. Government, AP Computer Science, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP Environmental Science
- ActivitiesPhotography, Yearbook, Robotics, Journalism
- Sports OfferedCross Country, Volleyball, Soccer, Basketball, Golf
- SAT Average1785
- University Acceptance Rate100%