Location & Directions
Historic downtown Staunton
Stuart Hall School is tucked into a quiet corner of Staunton, a city of about 26,000 in Virginia’s picturesque Shenandoah Valley. The main school building is just a five-minute walk from the historic downtown, while our Eastham Center, a state-of-the-art technology center, is across the street from City Hall.
Rich with parks, Victorian architecture and art galleries, Staunton has ranked among the safest cities in the commonwealth. Smithsonian cited its rejuvenation and cultural assets when listing Staunton among the 10 best small towns in the United States. Local residents — who pronounce “Staunton” without the “u” — especially appreciate its lively restaurant scene, diverse performing arts and proximity to Shenandoah National Park. Easily walkable, friendly and outgoing, it’s a town with heart and a deep sense of community.
Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport, fewer than 20 miles away, offers the air travel closest to Staunton, with daily round-trip flights to the American Airlines hub of Charlotte, N.C. Other air service is available in Charlottesville, about 50 miles east of the school, and in Roanoke, about 85 miles to the southwest.
For those traveling by car, the school is about a 15-minute drive from Interstate 81. We are 110 miles west from Richmond, mostly on Interstate 64.
Staunton also is reachable by train: Amtrak’s Cardinal, which runs between New York and Chicago, stops in the Wharf Area Historic District.
WHERE TO STAY AND DINE
Hampton Inn, Staunton, 2.5 miles from campus
Hotel 24 South, walking distance to campus
Frederick House Hotel, walking distance to campus
The Blackburn Inn, 1 mile from campus
The Homestead, Hot Springs, Va, <1 Hour from Campus