Wednesday, March 21 — Friday, March 23, 2018

Stuart Hall School is proud to host the 2018 SBSA Conference. Spend three days in Staunton, Virginia, experiencing life from the Stuart Hall student perspective in what Smithsonian magazine has rated one of the top small towns in America. Learn from engaging keynote speakers, and enjoy breakout sessions that extend beyond the modest eight acres of our campus to incorporate city classrooms and the beautiful facilities of the historic Stonewall Jackson Hotel.

The Stonewall Jackson and our campus offer bookends to this safe, small town. Within six square blocks, you can take advantage of our fantastic location by walking from one end to the other. Make a vacation of your visit — our campus is just steps away from restaurants, coffee shops, shopping, and attractions, but is also close to outdoor adventures, including hiking, skiing, and more.


We have a completely full conference! For anyone who could not make it this year, we hope you will join us in 2019! 

Getting Here

Just 2.5 hours from Washington, D. C., 1.5 hours from Richmond, Virginia, and 45 minutes from Charlottesville, Virginia, both transportation and access to our campus are easy and convenient.


Shenandoah Valley Airport (SHD)
Only 30 minutes from campus, this small regional airport offers jet service to/from Charlotte, NC and Orlando, FL.

Charlottesville Airport (CHO)
60 minutes from our campus, CHO offers affordable flights from major airports across the East Coast, with primary routes to and from New York, Charlotte, NC, Atlanta, GA, Philadelphia, PA, and Washington, D.C.

Richmond Airport (RIC)
Only 90 minutes from campus, Richmond offers affordable options with all major car rental agencies.

Washington, D.C. Airports
Both Reagan National and Dulles International Airport are within 2.5 hours of campus. Both offer all the amenities and options
of a major metropolitan airport.

Amtrak Train Travel

Walking distance to both campus and the Stonewall Jackson Hotel, the Amtrak train offers a convenient and expedient option for those on the East Coast.


The primary hotel for the conference is the beautiful Stonewall Jackson Hotel, a short three blocks from campus. This hotel is currently SOLD OUT.

Additional, walking-distance accommodation in downtown Staunton is available at Frederick House Hotel for $139/night with breakfast. Register by calling (540) 885-4220. YOU MUST CALL THE HOTEL DIRECTLY TO ACCESS OUR ROOM BLOCK. (IF YOU TRY TO BOOK ONLINE IT WILL TELL YOU THE HOTEL IS SOLD OUT.)

For the conference we have also made arrangements with the Hampton Inn. The Hampton Inn is an easy 5 minute drive from downtown Staunton and offers a full hot breakfast and Internet access as part of your room fee of $129/night. You can call the hotel directly at (540) 886-7000 or can you register online and use the the Special Rate Group Code SHS.

Schedule and Agenda

The complete conference schedule is accessible here. Printed versions will be available at registration.

This year, we have gone mobile! Download the Guidebook app on your device and search for sbsa2018! 

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

—Kate '21