Stuart Hall School is a college-preparatory, coed day school for students in grades 6 through 12 and boarding in grades 8 through 12.
The school is located in the heart of Staunton, Virginia.
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 Mastery Learning Program make Stuart Hall the premier independent school in the Shenandoah Valley.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 144 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $18,200
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Stuart Hall School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for:

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Attribute
School History

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
We have a Director of Learning Support Services who can work with learning differences
Year Founded
1844

Student Body

Total Students
144 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
30%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
Stuart Hall School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size
12 students
Number of AP Courses
10 courses
Advanced Courses
Calculus AB, Chemistry, Computer Science Principles, English Language & Composition, Environmental Science, Seminar, Statistics, Studio Art, United States Government & Politics, World History
Average SAT score
1280
Average ACT score
23
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
35%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$7,324
Admissions Director
Tanya Farrell
Endowment Size
$5 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Black Student Union, Creative Writing Club, Esports Club, Sustainability Club, Woodworking, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Band

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Qigong and Tai Chi, Strength Training

School Notes

  • Stuart Hall School is a college-preparatory, coed day school for students in grades 5-12 and boarding in grades 8-12. The school campus is in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, located in Staunton, Virginia. 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
  • Vibrant, safe, supportive boarding community
  • Honor Code community
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Juliette Gordon Low (Class of 1879) - Founder of the Girl Scouts
    • Marijane Meeker (Class of 1945) - Publishes as M.E. Kerr, winner of the ALA Margaret Edwards Award
    • Annette Smith Parker (Class of 1969) - Vice President, Dickinson College
    • Anne McCaffrey (Class of 1944) - Winner of both the Hugo and Nebula Awards
    • Dejon Mayberry (Class of 1947) - Speech writer for Pres. Gerald Ford
    • Kelly Driscoll (Class of 1996) - Alum of and Faculty of Rhode Island School of Design
    • Denise Wooldridge (Class of 1976) - An executive at Kraft Foods
Source: Verified school update

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
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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5  
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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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 144 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $18,200
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Virginia is $12,859 for elementary schools and $16,660 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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