Head of School

Dear Friends,

Welcome to Stuart Hall School, a college preparatory school community located in the vibrant city of Staunton and nestled in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. If you are looking for a place where your child can grow in a safe, nurturing environment as a student, a person, a leader, and a citizen of the world, then you have arrived at the right place!

Stuart Hall has been an educational force in Virginia for more than 170 years. We combine the best of independent school traditions with new, innovative learning led by passionate faculty members. Our School is housed on two campuses. Our Pre-K to fifth grade classrooms are located in Verona, Virginia, and our middle and high school community is located in Staunton. In addition to housing our educational facilities, the Staunton campus contains our boarding program for grades 8-12 from across the country and around the world!

Stuart Hall offers rigorous academic preparation and a rich co-curricular experience. We seek to form young women and men of personal integrity and good character who understand that they have responsibilities beyond themselves.

At Stuart Hall, we truly care about all aspects of your child’s life as is evidenced by our community’s multi-faceted core value:

  •  Educating the Mind
  •  Strengthening the Body
  •  Renewing the Heart
  •  Nurturing the Spirit

Your child will be challenged by a strong academic program in the liberal arts and sciences, while simultaneously being supported by caring, knowledgeable, and well-qualified teachers and staff. Because of our small size, your child will receive the attention needed to succeed.

Our athletic offerings begin in our lower school with a strong physical education program that culminates with a wide variety of middle school play and high school varsity competition. At Stuart Hall, students are encouraged to learn how to play sports, and how to conduct themselves with good sportsmanship. Many students come to our community not knowing they have an interest in athletics, and leave as successful varsity athletes.

Of equal popularity and importance at Stuart Hall is our focus on the arts. As with athletics, many of our students come to Stuart Hall and begin to cultivate a passion for art they didn’t know they had. For serious art students, our unique Arts Emphasis program provides an opportunity for students with a passionate commitment to theatre, music, or the visual arts to explore their own talents.

While Stuart Hall is an Episcopal school, we welcome students and employees from all faith traditions and from no faith tradition. We are unapologetically Episcopal in worship and ethos, but celebrate and honor other traditions in teaching and in worship. Individuals in our community are encouraged and supported in their personal faith traditions, or in their individual explorations of spirituality and faith.

While our website will give a glimpse into life at Stuart Hall, I encourage you to come and see for yourself the difference that our community makes in the lives of our students. I look forward to meeting you soon.

With warm regards,

Mark Eastham
Head of School