International Student Admission

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. 

International Student AdmissionStuart Hall International Student Admission

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 between 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 Admission Process

Student Admission Process

  • Complete our online application and application fee of $125. 
  • 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, preferably, SSAT scores (SSAT is the preferred test where possible).
  • Conduct a Skype or in-person interview.

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

There are two ways to apply us:

(1) Click here for our online application.

(2) Click the logo below to apply through SSAT.


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 $7,000 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.

Admission Team

Samantha Hughes
Director of Enrollment 

Tanya Farrell
Director of Communications



Stuart Hall Voices

"Stuart Hall is a really diverse, but inclusive place where you can explore your passions and make friends quickly and easily." 

—Kate '21