Chatham Hall

800 Chatham Hall Circle
Chatham, VA 24531-0245
     Tel: (434)432-5613
Grades: 9 - 12 | 140 students

Chatham Hall prepares girls for college and for productive lives.
Our rigorous educational program encourages intellectual growth, creativity, and personal responsibility.
We foster the intellect and character of each student and, through our Honor Code, live in a community of trust.
Grounded in its Episcopal heritage, the school welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds.


Chatham Hall private school for girls was opened in 1894 by the Rev.
Orlando Pruden as a regional school for educating young women of Southern Virginia and neighboring North Carolina.
From the outset, the school—originally named Chatham Episcopal Institute—provided a rigorous academic program designed to equip girls for the challenges of the future.
It was initially housed in the “Chatham Hall” estate of the late John Gilmer.The end of World War I brought changes in American culture that ultimately resulted in the 1927 transformation of the Chatham Episcopal Institute into Chatham Hall.
During this time, the school’s student body became more national than regional in composition, and the school’s reputation for excellence was solidified.Chatham Hall has a long tradition of encouraging girls to extraordinary accomplishment.
Georgia O’Keeffe, for example, graduated in 1905 and not only went on to art schools dominated at the time by men, but also succeeded in becoming one of the foremost American artists of the 20th century.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
National Coalition of Girls
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Religious Affiliation Episcopal
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Year Founded 1894

Student Body

Total Students 140 students
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color 13%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Chatham Hall Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 33%
Average Class Size 9 students
Number of AP Courses 14 courses
Average ACT score 25
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $42,000
% on Financial Aid 39%
Admissions Director Dr. Robin Revis Pyke


Total Sports Offered 12 sports
Sports Ballet, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Fencing, Field Hockey, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, VolleyballBalletBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
Field HockeyGolf,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 26 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Alter Guild, Art Club, Bit 'n Spur, Book Club, Brushes 'n Picks, COE Student Ambassadors, Chatham Athletic Council, Chathamite Yearbook Club, Cooking Club, Cultural Perspectives, Dance Club, French Club, International Club, JETS / TEAMS Engineering Math & Science, Knitting Club, Latin Club, Model UN, NICHE Student Rock Band, Poet Untamed, Senate, Service League, Sextet Senior A Cappella, Sherwood Drama Club, Student Council, Sustainability Club, The Columns Newspaper Alter Guild, Art Club, Bit 'n Spur, Book Club, Cooking Club, Dance Club, French Club, Knitting Club, Latin Club, Model UN, Poet Untamed, Senate, Service League, Brushes 'n Picks,
COE Student Ambassadors,
Chatham Athletic Council,
Chathamite Yearbook Club,
Cultural Perspectives,
International Club,
JETS / TEAMS Engineering Math & Science,
NICHE Student Rock Band,
Sextet Senior A Cappella,
Sherwood Drama Club,
Student Council,
Sustainability Club,
The Columns Newspaper,

School Notes:

At Chatham Hall, learning is an intentionally crafted experience. Each student chooses opportunities that will shape her education inside the classroom and out. The boarding structure immerses students in an environment where learning is threaded through all aspects of life, and the all-girls setting gives them the chance to reach their full potential.

Profile last updated: 08/01/2013

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The nearest high school is Hargrave Military Academy (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hargrave Military Academy (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Westover Christian Academy (16.6 miles away)
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