Head of School
Dear Friends and Prospective Families,
It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to Stuart Hall School. I am new to Stuart Hall as of the 2019-20 school year, and I have been struck by its many virtues and its value to the Shenandoah Valley and the world.
Stuart Hall School has a multifaceted identity: day and boarding, domestic and international, grades PreK-5 in Verona and grades 6-12 in Staunton. We are a school steeped in history and tradition, yet we maintain progressive and innovative, pushing education to the next frontier as we strive to help each member of the community feel known and loved. We have students from more than 20 countries, more than 10 states, and from all of our neighboring cities and counties. We speak more than 40 languages on two campuses. We celebrate incredible ethnic and socioeconomic diversity. We are an Episcopal school, and as such we strive to make the world a better place, encouraging each student to contemplate his or her own unique, compassionate worldview - whether that is rooted in a faith or no faith tradition at all - and preparing students for lives of meaning, joy and service.
Stuart Hall is a place where children and families thrive in a caring, inclusive community; where diversity is a community strength; where academic excellence emphasizes the process of learning over narrowly defined outcomes; and where we focus on mindfulness, wellness, and presence. At Stuart Hall, we pursue the lofty goal of a deep, meaningful education for our students that prepares them for university and beyond in the context of a 21st century world.
My hope is that you will take the time to visit our beautiful campuses to get to know us, and to imagine how you can be involved with Stuart Hall today, whether you are looking for a new school for your child or looking to reconnect as an alum or friend of the School. My door is always open to you, and I hope to see you soon.
Michael E. Robinson
Head of School