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Stuart Hall School

Address: 235 W Frederick St, Staunton, VA 24401, USA

Description Stuart Hall School

  • Location: Staunton, Virginia, USA
  • Founded: in 1844
  • Age of students: 13-18 years
  • Total number of students: 300 people (50% at the hostel)
  • Type of education: joint (mixed)
  • Type of accommodation: campus residence (full board)
  • Language of instruction: English.

The Stuart Hall School, the Stuart Hall School, is designed to teach students 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: students of any 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 universities:

  • University of California
  • New York University
  • Princeton University
  • Berklee School of Music
  • Northeastern University
  • Boston University
  • University of San Francisco
  • Duke University and others.

A lot of graduates of Stuart Hall School are well-known and respected personalities who have become recognized professionals in their field:

  • Anne McCaffrey (science fiction writer: the first woman to receive the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award)
  • Juliette Gordon Lowe (founder of the women's scouts movement).

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 2 large program blocks - each student will be able to develop in the direction that he considers to be the most priority:

  • Technical education: in-depth study of mathematics, natural and exact sciences, medicine, engineering - both practical and theoretical studies
  • Art education: emphasis on the study of fine arts, music, theatrical and acting skills. Regularly held not only various concerts and performances, but also participation in various festivals, shows, competitions and exhibitions - this is an excellent chance to collect an impressive portfolio for enrolling in a profile university or college.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Stuart Hall School

Program name
from 27 500 $ / semester

Advanced Placement (AP)

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:

  • Higher mathematics and algebra (levels AB and BC)
  • Statistics and analysis
  • Computer Science and Computer Science
  • Chemistry
  • Acting, drama and theater
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • fine arts: visual arts + creation of a portfolio, music (vocals or playing musical instruments), theater (scenario mastery and direction)
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-Engineering
  • human anatomy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Studio Arts
  • The theory of music.

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 49,500 $ for the academic year (24,750 $ per semester-half-year).

from 6 000 $ / semester

English courses for foreign students

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Supportive language program for foreign students, aimed at improving all key, basic knowledge and skills:

  • Grammar
  • Reading
  • Auditing (listening comprehension)
  • Vocabulary (active expansion of vocabulary)
  • Written speech
  • Oral speech (spoken English)
  • Phonetics (correct pronunciation, accent correction)
  • Improve communication 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.

Accommodation and food

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.

Subjects, specialties

Subjects list: Acting skills, algebra, analysis, anatomy, biology, chemistry, computer science, drama, ecology, engineering, Higher mathematics, medicine, music, physics, statistics, Studio art, theater, theory of music, Visual arts

Events Stuart Hall School

With students in their spare time from lessons, professional, qualified trainers are engaged in the most diverse sports areas:

  • Volleyball
  • Run
  • Basketball
  • Football (American and soccer)
  • Golf
  • Cross-country running and others.

Sports training not only helps to improve the physical form, strength and endurance of students: they teach students 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, theatrical art, music, choreography, sculpture and ceramics, painting and drawing, a variety of handicraft workshops. Experienced specialists and artists are engaged with students, 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".


  • Accreditation of prestigious educational organizations and associations: Virginia Association of Independent Schools, National Association of Independent Schools, National Association of Episcopal Schools
  • According to the version of (2017) is included in the TOP-155 of US boarding schools
  • The city of Staunton, in which the campus is located, entered the TOP-10 of small but developed American cities - it also enters the official register of the country's historical sites
  • Unique, well-balanced programs in science, mathematics and various arts
  • Personal, individual approach to each student, classes up to 15 people maximum.

Equipment Stuart Hall School

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:

  • large, multifunctional sports hall;
  • open soccer fields;
  • grounds for team sports;
  • choreographic classes;
  • own theater with excellent equipment and technology;
  • a music school with a rich set of musical instruments, etc.

Term dates and fees

The cost of schooling (including full board accommodation and meals, as well as leisure and entertainment activities according to the program) is 49,500 $ for the academic year (24,750 $ per semester-half-year). The indicated cost is not included and is paid additionally:

  • Registration fee
  • Deposit confirming the place on the course
  • Examination Boards
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional)
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional)
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Compulsory medical insurance
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy).

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 2500 USD
  • Application fee 350 USD

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Applicants must provide the admission committee with the following documents:

  • completed application form
  • essay on "Why do I want to study at your school?"
  • certificate of passing TOEFL, confirming the level of English
  • parent-filled special questionnaire
  • characteristics and recommendations from previous teachers (in the priority of teachers in mathematics and English), class teacher, head teacher and director.

Also, all potential students are waiting for a personal interview-interview - you can pass it through Skype or personally.


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- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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