Stuart Hall School

Stuart Hall School is a college-preparatory, coed day school for students in grades 5 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 (2021)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: 5-12
  • Students: 144 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $17,325
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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

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School History

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades 5-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1844

Student Body

Total Students
144 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade
Stuart Hall School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size
10 students
Number of AP Courses
10 courses
Advanced Courses
Biology, Calculus AB, English Language & Composition, Music Theory, Physics, Statistics, Studio Art, United States Government & Politics, United States History, World History
Average SAT score
1280
Average ACT score
23
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
33%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$5,800
Admissions Director
Samantha Hughes
Endowment Size
$5 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered
8 sports

Extracurriculars

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

Club or Organization:
Clubs

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
  • Competitive Athletics
  • Vibrant, safe, supportive boarding community
  • Honor Code community
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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 (2021)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: 5-12
  • Students: 144 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $17,325
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Virginia is $12,676 for elementary schools and $16,587 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Virginia is 84% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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