Stuart Hall welcomes international students; our school embraces diversity, and we value the opportunity to bring students of different backgrounds together to learn from one another. At Stuart Hall School, we believe a liberal education is the best possible preparation for lives of high accomplishment in a complex, dynamic, diverse, and global world—a world where the leaders will be those who comfortably and regularly cross the borders of culture, belief, language, and knowledge. Stuart Hall students must be fully engaged in the world as those who make a positive difference.
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Stuart Hall is a college preparatory school for girls and boys grades Pre-K through 12. We accept girls only as boarding students in grades 8-12. The average class size is 15, ensuring that each student receives individual attention.
ESL (English as a Second Language) is an additional $4,000
- A Stuart Hall Middle and Upper School Application 2012-2013 and application fee of $100. Please be sure to include a fax number on the application.
- Math and English teacher recommendations
- A personal statement written by the student.
- A transcript translated to English.
- TOEFL, IELTS, SAT or SSAT scores
- Skype or in person interview
International and Boarding Admissions: Candidates whose applications are completed by February 1, 2012 will receive a decision letter on the national notification day, March 10. Applications received after February 1st will be processed and offered enrollment on a space-available basis. You may apply online through SSATB, SSATB online application and we also accept the TABs Common Application, http://www.boardingschools.com/how-to-apply/application.aspx.
Please supply Stuart Hall with the name, phone number, and address of an individual in the United States whom we may contact with questions or concerns. Include this person's information in the space provided on the application for the "Name and address of a relative or friend to be contacted in emergency if the family cannot be reached." If you do not know anyone in the United States, please let the School know so we may properly plan for your daughter.
We do accept mid-year applications in the fall and for second semester.
Once a student is admitted, she will be sent an acceptance letter and the enrollment contract.
When the enrollment contract has been returned with a non-refundable $6,500 deposit, the I-20, with which to obtain the student's (F-1) visa will be sent.
Stuart Hall provides health insurance for an additional cost to our international students. For more information, please visit this site :
Once enrolled at Stuart Hall, the Admissions Office will need to know of any change in the student's situation or activities at Stuart Hall that may affect the immigration status. This would include travel abroad, transferring to another educational institution, and leaving a summer forwarding address.
The intent of the ESL program is to improve a student's level of English so she will be successful in our regular college preparatory program. An international student who comes to Stuart Hall as a non-speaker may need extra work in English to participate in regular content courses. In this case, parents may need to assume extra tutoring fees.
Staunton is a small, safe college town located in the state of Virginia. Staunton’s rolling hills and quaint downtown area provide a wonderful setting for living and learning. Within walking distance,
students can access parks, historic sites, coffee shops, restaurants, boutiques, churches, concerts, and the American Shakespeare Center’s Blackfriars Playhouse, which draws people from
across the country to its live theatrical productions. Just a short drive away is the famous Blue Ridge Parkway, which winds along the ridges of the Blue Ridge Mountains and offers numerous
opportunities for outdoor fun. Located just off Interstate 81, Staunton provides easy access to the state’s and nation’s capitals—Richmond, Va. and Washington, D.C.—as well as to historic Charlottesville, Va., home of U.S. founding father Thomas Jefferson and the highly-ranked University
- The residential halls are closed for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Spring Break, and several long weekends. During these periods, students will need to stay off campus. Numerous faculty and staff open their homes to our international students. If you need assistance in finding a home for any of the breaks, the Residence Life Coordinator will assist you.
- The School encourages students and their families to make flight arrangements as soon as possible after enrollment to Stuart Hall. Holidays are heavy travel times, and it can be difficult to arrange a flight at the last minute. The Residence Life Coordinator is happy to help with travel arrangements.
- Arrangements can be made for students to be picked up from the airport at a charge to the parent. We encourage students to fly into the Shenandoah Valley or Charlottesville Airport whenever possible. Shuttle service is available from Washington D.C. to the Shenandoah Valley (SHD) and Charlottesville (CHO) airports through United Airlines. Airport pick up is available for students arriving at Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Richmond International Airport (RIC).
- All airline tickets, visas, passports, and other important documents need to be turned in to the School Business Office upon arrival at Stuart Hall to be held in the School safe.