Stuart Hall School

  • Stuart Hall School is a college-preparatory, coed day school for students in grades Pre-K through 12 and boarding in grades 8-12.
  • The school is comprised of two campuses in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley with the Middle and Upper Schools located in Staunton, and the Hunter McGuire Lower School located in Verona.
  • Founded in 1844, Stuart Hall School is one of the oldest Episcopal schools in Virginia.
  • At Stuart Hall, students are challenged, stimulated, inspired, supported, encouraged, and applauded for hard work and commitment to academic excellence.
  • 100% college acceptance and a signature Fine Arts Emphasis Program make Stuart Hall the premier school Pre-K - 12 in the Shenandoah Valley.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded1844

Student Body

Total Students312 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Stuart Hall School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size12 students
Number of AP Courses12 courses
Average SAT score1280
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(collared shirts, khaki and black pants, skirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$14,500
Tuition NotesPre-K Day: $7400; Lower School Day:$9950; Middle School Day: $11850; Upper School Day: $14500; 7 day Boarding: $44500; International Boarding: $44500; 5 day Boarding: $31000
% on Financial Aid
33%
Average Financial Aid Grant$5,800
Admissions DirectorSamantha Hughes
Admissions AssociateCourtney Miller

Sports

Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryGolf,
SoccerVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Clubs, Community Service, ELA, Music, Theater, Visual Art

School Notes

  • Stuart Hall School is a college-preparatory, coed day school for students in grades Pre-K-12 and boarding in grades 8-12. The school is comprised of two campuses in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley with the Middle and Upper Schools located in Staunton, and the Hunter McGuire Lower School located in Verona. Founded in 1844, Stuart Hall School is one of the oldest Episcopal schools in Virginia. At Stuart Hall, students are challenged, stimulated, inspired, supported, encouraged, and applauded for hard work and commitment to academic excellence.
  • Fine Arts Emphasis Program in either Visual Art, Theater or Music
  • 100% college acceptance
  • Competitive Athletics
  • Vibrant, safe, supportive boarding community
  • Honor Code community
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Axton
    Grades: PK-12 | 326 students
    110.3 miles
    300 Carlisle Rd
    Axton, VA 24054
    (276) 632-7288
    110.3 PK-12
    326
  • Charlottesville
    Grades: 8-12 | 169 students
    22.2 miles
    1000 Samuel Miller Loop
    Charlottesville, VA 22903
    (434) 823-4805
    22.2 8-12
    169
  • Charlottesville
    Grades: PK-12
    31.3 miles
    2132 Ivy Road
    Charlottesville, VA 22903
    (434) 296-5106
    31.3 PK-12
    n/a
  • Courtland
    Grades: PK-12 | 479 students
    149 miles
    26495 Old Plank Rd
    Courtland, VA 23837
    (757) 653-2512
    149 PK-12
    479
  • Exmore
    Grades: PK-12 | 313 students
    182.2 miles
    3500 Broadwater Rd
    Exmore, VA 23350
    (757) 442-9041
    182.2 PK-12
    313

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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I am a friend of the school. This excellent K -12 day and boarding school has been called "the best school in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley" and with good reason. It combines a rigorous academic life with a positive community spirit - mixing international students from around the world with Virginia boys and girls. It is global in scope, yet has a heart for the individual. One need only visit to sense that this is a gem, a school any parent would want in its child's life! Roger Bowen
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I am the parent of a current student (9th grade) and an alum (2009 graduate) who is pursuing an accelerated Masters degree from the University of Virginia. The school has been an absolute treasure for both of my daughters. With excellent academics, small class sizes, and a rigorous but fair curriculum, Stuart Hall has taught both of my daughters to "love learning" instead of just "teaching to the test." They have both taken advantage of the numerous extracurricular activities as well. The school embodies the concept of "mind, body, heart, and spirit" in everything it does. There is a very cohesive and family-like atmosphere which is safe, supportive and nurturing. It is not "cool" to be unprepared academically at Stuart Hall and there are plenty of resources to guarantee success. In fact, there is a 100% college admission rate to colleges and universities, many top-names. Staunton, VA is a small, beautiful town of about 24,000 people in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley with easy access to a large variety of cultural venues, mountains and outdoor recreation. The town's small size and Stuart Hall's location right in the middle of it adds to its convenience. Staunton's location just 2.5 hours from Washington, DC and 1.5 hours to Richmond makes large city opportunities easily accessible as well without the large city traffic and inconvenience. I cannot say enough about how Stuart Hall has blessed my daughters and my family!
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