The Stuart Hall School, the Stuart Hall School, is designed to teach children in middle and high school: boys and girls from 13 to 18 years old (both American subjects and foreign students) are accepted here. For more than 170 years the school has demonstrated the excellent quality of education, the professionalism of teachers, individual approach and care for each student, which earned an excellent reputation among students and educational specialists from around the world. They seek to educate a harmonious, comprehensively developed personality, successful both in academic sciences, and in sports, creative, social and psychological terms.
In 1844, the Virginia Female Institute was founded, which quickly became the leading state in its state and became famous for its traditions of classical humanities education. The name the school wears today arose and strengthened in 1907: the institution was named after Flora Cooke Stuart, the director of Flora, who ran the school from 1880 to 1899. It was Flora Cook Stewart who not only overcame the social and civil problems of the Civil War with her students and teachers, but she was able to even improve the quality and prestige of teaching at Stuart Hall School! In 1907 the school was expanded and modernized, and now the boys began to take courses. In 2003, the institution became part of the Diocese of the Church Schools of the Diocese of Virginia.
The episcopal character of the school affects its tolerance: children of any color, nationality and religion can learn here - they are treated with equal respect and warmth. The ratio of teachers to students is 1: 8. The academic results of the students clearly demonstrate the thoroughness and balance of the curricula, the qualifications and professionalism of the teachers: for example, the average score of the students in the SAT exam is 1720 (within 1470-1950) - this gives them the opportunity to enter 100% of the selected higher education institutions, including the most prestigious and prestigious universities:
A lot of graduates of Stuart Hall School are well-known and respected personalities who have become recognized professionals in their field:
Academically, the school is constantly and fruitfully working with Mary Baldwin College and James Madison University: students can attend lectures and classes at the college and university (they are located just in walking distance), and also at school to earn educational loans that are credited upon admission to James Madison University.
In general, the high school course is divided into two large program blocks - each student will be able to develop in the direction that he considers to be the most priority:
American program for high school students, designed for deep, thorough mastering of subjects practically at the university level, complicated. The AP course is complex and intense, but it gives significant bonuses: it is items marked AP in the certificate that first attract the attention of admissions commissions and can even be credited to many colleges and universities. The AP certificate is widely known and is highly valued in more than 50 world countries, especially in the US and Canada.
As a rule, students at the AP level prefer to choose those subjects that are related to their future specialty and which they plan to continue studying at the university. Choose the discipline you are interested in from the following list:
Senior students have the opportunity to freely attend classes and lectures at the nearby Mary Baldwin College and James Madison University, if this does not interfere with their primary schooling course.
The cost of schooling (including full board accommodation and meals, as well as leisure and entertainment activities according to the program) is $ 49500 for the academic year ($ 24,750 per semester-half-year).
Supportive language program for foreign students, aimed at improving all key, basic knowledge and skills:
This is an effective addition to the basic curriculum of the school, helping foreign students to quickly join the new atmosphere and quickly catch up with classmates in terms of the level and speed of mastering the material.
Students-boarders live in comfortable, comfortable residences, together with qualified tutors and mentors. The school staff is always ready to help solve any problems and provide first aid, monitor the observance of cleanliness, order and discipline, provide students with a comfortable and safe, family friendly atmosphere and help to cope with adaptation, separation from family and loved ones.
In each residence there are common living rooms for relaxation with soft furniture, small student kitchens with the necessary equipment and appliances.
Students live in the school with their mentors, who control students, help them adapt to life away from home, and provide information and medical assistance if necessary. In all residences their common living rooms and kitchens.
With children in their spare time from lessons, professional, qualified trainers are engaged in the most diverse sports areas:
Sports training not only helps to improve the physical form, strength and endurance of students: they teach children to work in a team, become more stable psychologically, develop an incentive for personal development and improvement, be more stubborn and hardworking.
Sport facultatives are divided into seasonal types (winter, autumn and spring), also some sections (for example, football) assume a division into male and female teams. The school is a member of the Virginia Association of Christian Athletes (VACA): at the end of each season, large-scale tournaments and competitions are held, it is very honorable to win in which you are defending the honor of your school.
Much attention is paid to the faculties on art, creativity and design: visual, visual, theatrical art, music, choreography, sculpture and ceramics, painting and drawing, a variety of handicraft workshops. Experienced specialists and artists are engaged with children, artists are invited regularly with master classes, seminars and lectures, interesting creative meetings are held.
Worthy of attention are a variety of school traditions, many of which date back to the foundation of the school. So, at the beginning and end of each academic year, all students say the Code of Honor, carefully following his words, trying to feel and understand him. Regular competitions are held between newcomers and already "settled" students - the so-called "Struggle of the White and Red teams".
The Stuart Hall School is located in the historic and beautiful part of Staunton, Virginia: a large number of city attractions are within walking distance of the campus (Mary Baldwin College, Thomas Woodrow's Presidential Library), historical and architectural monuments, cafes and restaurants, coffee houses and museums, a variety of shops. The nearest town is Charlottesville, which is a short drive away, and large and vibrant Washington and Richmond can be reached in about 2 hours.
The school has perfectly prepared its territory for a comfortable and safe stay for students, for a variety of activities and outdoor activities:
The cost of schooling (including full board accommodation and meals, as well as leisure and entertainment activities according to the program) is $ 49500 for the academic year ($ 24,750 per semester-half-year). The indicated cost is not included and is paid additionally:
Applicants must provide the admission committee with the following documents:
Also, all potential students are waiting for a personal interview-interview - you can pass it through Skype or personally.
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