International Students

Stuart Hall welcomes international students, and has current representation from five continents; 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.

Learning English

The English as a Second Language (ESL) program at Stuart Hall School is unique among boarding programs. For those whose first language is not English, our enrichment programs, personalized instruction, and immersion experience help students prepare for a rigorous academic future and a lifetime of global engagement.

Based on testing results, students are placed in one of three ESL classes that best meets their individual needs: ESL 1, ESL Proficiency or ESL Transition. ESL 1 is designed for first year international students who need additional practice in grammar, reading, writing, listening and speaking. ESL Proficiency helps students explore more sophisticated forms of preparatory school writing and reading. ESL Transition serves as a bridge betweeen mainstream classes and ESL 1 or ESL Proficiency.

Stuart Hall provides an exceptional education for international students. In addition, we offer boarding for students in grades 8-12.

International Student Admissions Process

  • Complete a Stuart Hall Middle and Upper School Application 2013-2014 and application fee of $100. Please be sure to include a fax number on the application.
  • Provide Math and English teacher recommendations.
  • Provide a personal statement written by the student.
  • Provide transcripts translated to English.
  • Provide TOEFL, TOEFL Jr., IELTS, SAT or SSAT scores.
  • Conduct a Skype or in-person interview.

For more information view our Applying to Stuart Hall page.

We do accept mid-year applications in the fall and for second semester.


Once a student is admitted, an acceptance letter and enrollment contract will be sent.
When the enrollment contract has been returned with a non-refundable $6,500 deposit plus any contract adenda deposits, the I-20 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 the ISM website.