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RESIDENCE LIFE

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OUR SCHOOL

Stuart Hall School is a co-educational, independent college preparatory school with a boarding program for grades 8-12 and a day student population in grades PK-12. Founded in 1844, Stuart Hall is one of the oldest and most respected independent schools in the United States. A Stuart Hall School education combines a strong foundation in the Liberal Arts with an active and engaging Residence Life program to prepare students for college academically, socially, and emotionally. With a full spectrum of AP and honors classes, six emphasis programs at the Upper School level, and a focus on character, honor, leadership, global engagement, service-learning, and creativity, Stuart Hall students develop the intellectual curiosity and personal initiative necessary to succeed in college and beyond. Each of Stuart Hall’s graduating seniors go on to top colleges and universities every year and become part of a strong, global alumni network.

FAST FACTS

1844

year Stuart Hall was founded

300

students enrolled in 2013-2014

$2.7million

college merit scholarships offered to seniors in 2013

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hours from Washington, D.C.; 1.5 hours from Richmond; 1 hour from Charlottesville; 20 miles from Shenandoah National Park

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average number of students per classroom

8:1

student to teacher ratio OUR MISSION

Our mission, simply put, is to educate students, “Mind, Body, Heart, and Spirit.� Stuart Hall School educates the whole child and works to foster an environment in which a rigorous curriculum is balanced with a supportive and engaged community. Stuart Hall School is anchored in this multifaceted core value and, in the context of the Episcopal tradition, seeks to prepare students for success in colleges and universities worldwide and for lives of intellectual curiosity, responsible citizenship, creative expression, ethical leadership, and compassionate service. Residence Life at Stuart Hall creates a nurturing environment that teaches young people to understand themselves in the context of their community, to both serve and be leaders within that community, and to develop a reverent respect for the world and people around them.

10

countries represented in the student body

14

AP and advanced classes offered in 10th-12th grade

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emphasis programs offered

35%

of families take advantage of financial aid

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RESIDENCE LIFE DORM LIFE + COMMUNITY

Dorm life at Stuart Hall is inviting and supportive and seeks to help students acquire the skills necessary to live independently within a communityoriented environment. Under the guidance of our Residence Life Staff and On-Campus Faculty students engage in opportunities for growth throughout the year. From attending weekly gatherings and hall activities in the homes of each dorm parent to community events and dinners with a global and social focus, our program is designed to help students form lifelong friendships and to develop an understanding and appreciation of the diverse backgrounds from which their peers come. Each of our residences is a place where students support one another and work together for the good of the community – both on and off campus. Whether doing community service together or cheering one another on during games and performances, our students are mature, engaged, and respectful young adults who truly care for each other, their “STU” family, and the world around them.

“ DOWNTOWN BOARDING: STAUNTON, VIRGINIA

Located in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, and recently rated as one of the top 10 small towns in the United States, Staunton is a safe and lovely town with a lot to offer a boarding student. Our centrally located, historic campus is just steps away from artisan coffee shops, stores, and restaurants. Staunton also has a vibrant arts culture and hosts everything from world-renowned Shakespeare performances to bluegrass music and indie rock. With the Blue Ridge and Alleghany Mountains as our backdrop, students can also take advantage of hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, fishing, and more. Just a few miles from Shenandoah National Park, we are well situated to accommodate students with varying interests, from those who enjoy the outdoors, to those who prefer the sights and sounds of the town around them. 235 W. Frederick Street

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The Residence Life Program is a completely different way to experience school. You live with people from all over the world and form friendships that last a lifetime. Going to STU as a boarder was the best decision I’ve ever made. — Virginia P., Class of 2015

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As a boarder at STU, I have a second family that will forever be close to my heart. — Trayona M., Class of 2014

RESIDENCE LIFE FAST FACTS

Dorm Parents

Every hall has dedicated dorm parents. Weekly meetings with dorm parents are held at their homes.

Staunton and other nearby adventures Enjoy weekly “fun-run” trips in and around Staunton for shopping and more.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR PROGRAMS AND CLUBS

Boarders at Stuart Hall School are involved in a number of extra-curricular activities. From involvement on campus in athletics, arts, and leadership organizations to off-campus dance, equestrian sports, and community service, our students are engaged both with the Stuart Hall and the greater community. RESIDENCE LIFE STAFF

Our Residence Life staff are kind, considerate, and encouraging educators whose first priority is the well-being and personal and intellectual growth of our students. Dorm Parents are also teachers, coaches, and administrators and enjoy spending time with students inside and outside of the classroom. Each Dorm Parent hosts a weekly meeting in their homes with students and participates in all community-wide events. The staff form meaningful bonds with our students in both formal and informal educational contexts and take every opportunity to educate students, “Mind, Body, Heart,and Spirit.” Full biographies of our On-Campus Faculty are available at stuarthallschool.org.

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Eat.Study. Socialize.

Every hall has lounges and kitchens. Perfect for daily snack and evening social time.

Community Community-building activities include monthly theme dinners, visits to surrounding cities, and weekend socials.

Home Away from Home

The inclusive and relaxed dorm life makes for a home-awayfrom-home environment, helping students thrive and grow as individuals.

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I love Stuart Hall because the faculty emphasizes a strong work ethic and personal responsibility while allowing you to use all of your creativity. — James C, Class of 2015

ACADEMICS

The Stuart Hall academic program provides a solid foundation in the Liberal Arts and a strong social network to prepare students for a successful college experience. With an emphasis on critical thinking, analysis, inquiry-based learning, and a holistic understanding of humanities, arts, sciences, and world languages, Stuart Hall students begin college well ahead of their peers. Through our advisory program, 8:1 student-teacher ratio, small class size, and close student-teacher relationships, students are accustomed to discussion-based learning at the college level and develop sophisticated time management and organizational skills throughout their time at Stuart Hall. In addition to our core curriculum, 14 AP and advanced courses, and strong honors program, Stuart Hall offers six Emphasis Programs in both Fine Arts and Math & Science. Our Emphasis Programs help students with specific aptitude in and passion for these areas to develop and hone the skills necessary to pursue their academic disciplines at the college level.

ATHLETICS

ARTS

The athletic program at Stuart Hall School provides competitive and challenging opportunities for students as they develop as athletes. Through integrated physical education, health courses, team sports, club sports, and extracurricular activities, Stuart Hall School instills both the value of life-long physical well-being and the importance of sportsmanship in each student. Athletic opportunities often include:

Stuart Hall School enjoys a thriving and diverse arts program that is committed to providing students with opportunities for creativity, self-expression, and artistic engagement. The Arts Program at Stuart Hall supports the development of all students’ knowledge and appreciation of Art, Music, and Theatre and the interaction between these and other academic disciplines. Upper School fine arts courses include:

JV and Varsity Volleyball Varsity Boys’ Soccer Varsity Girls’ Soccer Co-ed Varsity Cross-Country Varsity Boys’ Basketball Varsity Girls’ Basketball

Varsity Cheerleading Co-ed Varsity Golf Club and private Equestrian Sports Club and private Dance

Music Theory AP Music Theory Music History Chorus Chamber, Orchestra, and Jazz Ensembles

Introduction to Theatre Acting Studio Shakespeare in Performance Visual Art and Design Art History

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COLLEGE COUNSELING

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FINDING THE MATCH The mission of Stuart Hall School includes a focus on the whole child, “Mind, Body, Heart, and Spirit.� The philosophy of the College Counseling office is no different. Because college acceptance and attendance is a given for our students, our emphasis is centered on finding the right college for the individual student. Our College Counseling program, directed by an experienced college counselor and a team of faculty advisors, focuses on personal attention throughout the college process to help each student find the college or university tailored to their interests, personality, and academic goals. To do so, we begin the College Counseling process in the 8th grade, and help both students and parents navigate what can often seem an overwhelming process throughout the Upper School years. Together, we build a customized application strategy for each student that takes into account their personality, passions, interests, and academic performance.

FAST FACTS

1844

year Stuart Hall was founded

300

students enrolled in 2013-2014

$2.7million

merit scholarships offered to seniors in 2013

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years of college advising

12

average number of students per classroom

8:1

student to teacher ratio

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Comprehensive Planning 8th grade workshops and college advising Test Preparation PSATs from grades 9-11 Nationally Acclaimed HUNT Review Course Dedicated Counselors Our college counselors find the right college match. A Personalized Plan A tailored college strategy is developed for each student individualized attention for the right fit!

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countries represented in the student body

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AP and advanced classes offered in 10th-12th grade

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emphasis programs offered

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COLLEGE PLANNING TIMELINE At Stuart Hall, we believe in starting the college process as early as possible. Information is critical for students to make good decisions about college. That’s why college preparation at Stuart Hall begins in the 8th grade with our College Week workshop. We hold class meetings for freshmen on such topics as time management, the importance of AP and honors classes and choosing courses carefully, and we compile an activity and honors resume for each student that they can update as needed. In addition, students in the ninth grade start taking the PSAT on campus, which they will continue taking through eleventh grade. During tenth grade and eleventh COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES

SAT PREPARATION COURSE grade, students engage in oneon-one sessions with the College Counselor to discuss issues like building a resume, researching colleges, and interviewing. Test preparation is paramount, especially as students take either the SAT or ACT. We offer assistance in finding the right test-prep program for each student. Students begin their last year at Stuart Hall with the annual Senior Retreat, which includes essay brainstorming and mock admissions interviews. For the rest of their senior year students will meet frequently with the college counselor as they complete their applications, write essays, and juggle deadlines. As you would expect, the college counselor lends a guiding hand every step of the way.

Stuart Hall students have access to an SAT Review Course. In this course, students receive diagnostic testing to determine areas of strength and weakness. An equal amount of instructional time is focused on the Reading, Writing and Math sections of the SAT. Ample time is provided for the review of content material, test-taking strategies, anti-stress techniques and timed practice drill. All students receive a suggested home study/review plan at the conclusion of the course. Emphasis throughout the course is on how to take the SAT or PSAT successfully.

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Stuart Hall seniors earned more than $2.7 million in merit scholarships.

Just a sample of the colleges and universities to which our recent graduates were accepted. For a more complete listing, visit stuarthallschool.org/college-acceptances. Brown University Boston University University of Washington University College London University of Rochester Penn State University Washington & Lee Case Western

University Wisconsin-Madison Fordham University Virginia Tech Pratt Parsons School of Design Art Institute of Chicago Art Center School of Visual Arts

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Purdue University of Virginia William & Mary Johns Hopkins University UC - Berkeley UCLA New York University UC-Irvine

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Georgetown University Julliard Wake Forest University University of Michigan Duke University Syracuse University University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne American University of Paris

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FINE ARTS EMPHASIS PROGRAM

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Fine Arts Emphasis: Art, Theatre, Music The goal of the Fine Arts Program at Stuart Hall is to support the development of all students’ knowledge and appreciation of Visual Art, Theatre, and Music.

For those students whose interest and commitment qualify them to concentrate in the fine arts, Stuart Hall offers a college preparatory degree with an empha-

sis in Art, Theatre, or Music. The designation “Visual Art Emphasis,” “Theatre

Teachers at Stuart Hall foster an environment where you learn to think ‘outside the box,’ a skill that is essential for thriving in the college classroom. — Mary, Class of 2006

Emphasis,” or “Music Emphasis” appears on the diploma of the student who successfully completes the program.

Visual Art Emphasis:

Theatre Emphasis:

Music Emphasis:

The art and design curriculum is

Our theatre students follow a set

The Music Emphasis Program

skills and techniques during their first

per year and are required to partic-

Theory, AP Music Theory and Mu-

structured for students to learn basic years in the program and then work

more independently as they progress. The Visual Art Emphasis Curricu-

lum includes up to four years, but at

least two years (grades 11 and 12), of intensive art instruction and study.

Throughout the program, Visual Art

Emphasis students will not only par-

ticipate in studio but will be required to take one half credit of art history,

participate in art festivals and focused community service, and complete an

additional art course outside their discipline as well as a Senior Capstone

Portfolio.

curriculum of at least one course

ipate in at least two major theatrical productions per year. Courses as part of this program include

Introduction to Theatre, Acting Studio, Shakespeare in Perfor-

mance, and Senior Capstone Ex-

perience. Recent Senior Capstone Projects have included writing,

acting in, and directing full-length productions, though many stu-

dents choose to focus their Senior

Capstone Projects on one element of production: writing, acting,

directing, or theatre tech/stage

requires students to study Music

sic History in addition to a focus in

instrumental or vocal performance. Music Emphasis students are also

required to participate in two addi-

tional music-related classes outside their area of study, such as other

performing groups or ensembles.

As with all our Fine Arts Emphasis programs, Senior Captstone Proj-

ects are required of Music Emphasis students and have included a focus on both performance and composition in recent years.

management.

Stuart Hall makes you great at what you’re good at and good at the things you never thought you could be. — Mitch C., Class of 2013 stuarthallschool.org

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MATH & SCIENCE EMPHASIS

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Math & Science Emphasis Programs

The goal of the Math and Science Emphasis program is to develop in students an appreciation for and a depth of knowledge within specific areas pertaining to mathematics and the sciences. For those students with the interest and aptitude to qualify them to concentrate in mathematics or science, Stuart Hall offers a comprehensive college preparatory diploma with a designated emphasis in Mathematics, or Pre-Medical or Pre-Engineering. These unique programs prepare students for future STEM careers and give them access to advanced subject matter while instilling critical thinking skills and creativity inherent to any good college preparatory curriculum.

Mathematics:

Pre-Medical:

Pre-Engineering:

The Math Emphasis Program at Stuart Hall School is designed to give students a broad and solid foundation in mathematical principles early-on, take accelerated courses as they progress throughout their tenure, and encourage independent research and reasoning as they prepare for college-level math. In addition to mathematics courses, which include AP Statistics, AP Calculus BC and Advanced Mathematics, Math Emphasis students must take related science courses in which they will apply mathematical concepts: AP Physics I-II, AP Chemistry, and others. The culmination of the Math Emphasis Program is a yearlong research project concentrating in the student’s particular area of interest.

The Pre-Medical Emphasis Program is designed to expose students to the world of medicine through rigorous academics and hands-on opportunities for discovery and learning. With a full core-competency curriculum in Biology, Human Anatomy, and both AP and Organic Chemistry, students will be well prepared for future collegiate experiences in both the classroom and the lab. Moreover, partnerships with local universities, hospitals, and research facilities enrich the student’s experience as he or she explores the medical field. Pre-Medical tracks also culminate in a year-long research project at the end of the two-year program.

Pre-Engineering Emphasis students take a variety of courses that will prepare them for challenging courses throughout their academic lives. Required courses include core-competency sciences and math courses, as well as AP Physics I-II, Robotics, and either AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, or AP Computer Science. Correlating AP math classes include AP Calculus BC or AP Statistics. Through a combination of specialized instruction, hands-on laboratory work throughout the program, and enriching experiential learning opportunities, Pre-Engineering students will be well prepared to succeed in their year-long capstone research project and to pursue collegiate and graduate careers in several key engineering fields.

I love Stuart Hall because the faculty emphasizes a strong work ethic and personal responsibility while allowing you to use all of your creativity.

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APPLICATION & ADMISSIONS FORMS

GRADES 6-12

P.O. Box 210 • Staunton, Virginia 24402 admissions@stuart-hall.org P (540) 213-7774 • F (540) 886-2275

VAIS Accredited


OUR MISSION Stuart Hall School offers a rigorous and supportive coeducational academic program in the liberal arts and sciences for students from PreKindergarten through Grade 12. With respect for the development of each individual, the School is a community anchored in a multi-faceted core value: Educating the Mind Strengthening the Body Renewing the Heart Nurturing the Spirit In the context of its Episcopal tradition, Stuart Hall School prepares boys and girls of all faiths for success in colleges and universities worldwide and for engaged, healthy lives of intellectual curiosity, responsible citizenship, creative expression, ethical leadership, and compassionate service.

TWO CAMPUSES, ONE SCHOOL Verona, Virginia Staunton, Virginia PreKindergarten - Grade 5 Grades 6-12

POLICY OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

Stuart Hall School does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, creed, color, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in its hiring procedures or in its administration of its educational policies, admissions, financial aid, or other social programs. It affords all faculty, staff, and students the rights and privileges that are generally made available at the School.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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ADMISSION CHECKLIST

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APPLICATION

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PARENT/GUARDIAN QUESTIONNAIRE

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APPLICANT’S PERSONAL STATEMENT

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RECOMMENDATION: ENGLISH TEACHER

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RECOMMENDATION: MATH TEACHER

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TRANSCRIPT RELEASE FORM

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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ADMISSION CHECKLIST

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION

APPLICATION FEE $45.00 (Domestic) | $100 (International) Check payable to Stuart Hall School PARENT/GUARDIAN QUESTIONNAIRE APPLICANT’S PERSONAL STATEMENT ENGLISH TEACHER RECOMMENDATION MATH TEACHER RECOMMENDATION

TRANSCRIPT RELEASE FORM Please sign and give to current school

TESTING: Achievement (Stanford, Iowa Test, etc.), SSAT, PSAT, SAT or ACT, and Psycho-educational TOEFL/IELTS/SSAT (International students)

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ADMISSION CHECKLIST

CAMPUS VISIT (Day students in Grades 6-12) Boarding students are encouraged to visit, if possible.

INTERVIEW (Day students in Grades 9-12; all boarding students)

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APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION School Year 20_____ - 20_____ Day Student Resident 5-Day Student

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Resident 7-Day Student

International Student

STUDENT INFORMATION APPLICATION FOR GRADE:

DATE OF APPLICATION: APPLICANT’S FULL NAME:

FIRST MIDDLE LAST

GENDER:

PREFERRED NAME:

DATE OF BIRTH:

ADDRESS: STREET

CITY

STATE, ZIP

EMAIL:

PHONE:

RACE: OPTIONAL- USED FOR DIVERSITY STATISTICS ONLY: African American ASIAN American LATINO/HISPANIC

CAUCASIAN

MIDDLE EASTERN

NATIVE AMERICAN

MULTIRACIAL

FAMILY INFORMATION PARENT/GUARDIAN NAME :

PARENT/GUARDIAN NAME :

RELATIONSHIP:

RELATIONSHIP:

ADDRESS:

ADDRESS:

PHONE:

PHONE:

EMAIL:

EMAIL:

EDUCATIOn:

EDUCATIOn:

OCCUPATION:

OCCUPATION:

EMPLOYER:

EMPLOYER:

WORK PHONE:

WORK PHONE:

PARENTS/GUARDIANS ARE: APPLICANT LIVES WITH:

SELECT ALL THAT APPLY

MARRIED FATHER

SINGLE MOTHER

SEPARATED STEP FATHER

DIVORCED STEP MOTHER

WIDOWED

OTHER

OTHER:

If parents are divorced or separated, who is the custodial parent?: Person(s) responsible for tuition and fees: LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH SPOKEN AT HOME: Name of relatives currently or  formerly at Stuart Hall: Names, Ages, and Schools Attending of  other children in Applicant’s family: STUART HALL SCHOOL • PO BOX 210 • Staunton, Virginia 24402

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APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION, PAGE 2

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION APPLICANT IS CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN GRADE: CURRENT SCHOOL: CURRENT SCHOOL ADDRESS:

CURRENT SCHOOL PHONE: FORMER SCHOOL(S)/DATE(S) OF ATTENDANCE:

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN FINANCIAL AID?

YES

NO

HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT STUART HALL? OTHER SCHOOLS APPLICANT IS CONSIDERING?

Has the applicant skipped or repeated a grade? Please explain.

Does the applicant have any health or emotional needs? Is the applicant experiencing emotional or behavioral  difficulty at present?*

Has the applicant ever been dismissed, asked to withdraw,  or withdrawn from school for any reason, including  medical or emotional reasons? Please explain the circumstances.

EXTRA CURRICULAR AND PERSONAL ACTIVITIES Please attach a separate sheet listing your principal extracurricular, community and family activities, and hobbies in order of interest to you (school, volunteer groups, athletics, music, camps, jobs, etc.). Also include years participated and any awards and honors you have received.

*A full disclosure report is required. Please have the report sent to Admissions Office. Stuart Hall School does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, creed, color, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in its hiring procedures or in its administration of its educational policies, admissions, financial aid, or other social programs. It affords all faculty, staff, and students the rights and privileges that are generally made available at the School. PLEASE RETURN THIS FORM TO STUART HALL SCHOOL • ADMISSIONS • PO BOX 210 • STAUNTON, VA 24402

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PARENT/GUARDIAN QUESTIONNAIRE GRADES 6-12 PO BOX 210 Staunton, Virginia 24402 (540) 213-7774 stuarthallschool.org

GENERAL INFORMATION 1. Why do you wish for your child to be considered for admission? 

_____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ 2. What are your expectations for your child’s school experience? 

_____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ 3.  What ROLE DO YOU PLAY IN YOUR CHILD’S EDUCATION?  

_____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ 4. Choose five adjectives to describe your child.  

_____________________________________________________________________________________________ 5.  Describe your child’s strengths.  

_____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ 6. Are there any areas in which your child would need additional support?

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APPLICANT’S PERSONAL STATEMENT GRADES 6-12 PO BOX 210 Staunton, Virginia 24402 (540) 213-7774 stuarthallschool.org

Please use your own handwriting. This section should be a sample of the applicant’s original work, with no assistance from a parent or teacher.

What interests you about the School? What special strengths and characteristics will you bring to the Stuart Hall SCHOOL community? (PLEASE ATTACH ADDITIONAL SHEETS IF NECESSARY.)

_____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Grades 6-8: choose ONE of the following topics and write aN essay ON THE BACK OF THIS PAGE answering the questiON completely (please attach extra sheets if necessary). Grades 9-12: Grades 9-12 Choose tWO of the following topics and write a well planned essay (USING THE BACK OF THIS PAGE) for each topic, answering the question completely (Please attach extra sheets if necessary). 1. Describe a person you admire and explain why. 2. Identify the greatest challenge you face in your life at this time and explain how you deal with it. 3. Describe what you would do if you were trapped in a library for two hours. 4. Write about a book that made you think differently about the world.

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Stuart Hall School admits students of any race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin to all rights privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School.

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ENGLISH TEACHER RECOMMENDATION GRADES 6-12 PO BOX 210 Staunton, Virginia 24402 (540) 213-7774 stuarthallschool.org STUDENT NAME ________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The student above is a candidate for admission to Stuart Hall. Please complete this form to help us become better acquainted with the candidate. Please make your assessment of the applicant only in relation to other children of the same age. Your recommendation is confidential and will not be shared with the family. Thank you for your help. May someone from our School contact you to discuss your comments?

YES

NO

YOUR NAME: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ SCHOOL NAME AND ADDRESS:

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PHONE: _______________________________________ EMAIL: _____________________________________________ Signature___________________________________________________________________________________ PLEASE RETURN THIS FORM TO STUART HALL SCHOOL • ADMISSIONS • PO BOX 210 • STAUNTON, VA 24402

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GENERAL INFORMATION How long have you known the applicant? In what course(s) have you taught the applicant? Applicant’s grade in your course(s)? Primary types of writing assignments in your course(s):

What three words come to mind to describe the applicant? What are the applicant’s major strengths in your course(s)?

What are the applicant’s major weaknesses in your course(s)?

Please advise us of any behavioral problems you have experienced with this student in your classroom.

In what other capacity, if any, have you known the applicant?

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GENERAL RATING EXCELLENT

GOOD

AVERAGE

BELOW AVERAGE

POOR

NO BASIS FOR JUDGEMENT

BELOW AVERAGE

POOR

NO BASIS FOR JUDGEMENT

Academic Potential Resourcefulness/Initiative Reaction to Setbacks Conduct Acceptance of Responsibility Personal Integrity Emotional Stability Relationship to Adults Creativity Ability to follow directions Ability to work independently Ability to work with others

SPECIFIC ENGLISH INFORMATION EXCELLENT

GOOD

AVERAGE

Independent Reader Reading Level Reading Comprehension Vocabulary knowledge Grammar/Mechanics Originality of ideas Sentence Structure Organization of Ideas

ALL THINGS CONSIDERED, HOW WOULD YOU RATE THE APPLICANT: EXCELLENT

GOOD

AVERAGE

BELOW AVERAGE

POOR

NO BASIS

As a student As a PERSON OVERALL

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MATH TEACHER RECOMMENDATION GRADES 6-12 PO BOX 210 Staunton, Virginia 24402 (540) 213-7774 stuarthallschool.org STUDENT NAME ________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The student above is a candidate for admission to Stuart Hall. Please complete this form to help us become better acquainted with the candidate. Please make your assessment of the applicant only in relation to other children of the same age. Your recommendation is confidential and will not be shared with the family. Thank you for your help. May someone from our School contact you to discuss your comments?

YES

NO

YOUR NAME: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ SCHOOL NAME AND ADDRESS:

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PHONE: _______________________________________ EMAIL: _____________________________________________ Signature___________________________________________________________________________________ PLEASE RETURN THIS FORM TO STUART HALL SCHOOL • ADMISSIONS • PO BOX 210 • STAUNTON, VA 24402

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GENERAL INFORMATION How long have you known the applicant? In what course(s) have you taught the applicant? Applicant’s grade in your course(s)? Primary types of writing assignments in your course(s):

What three words come to mind to describe the applicant? What are the applicant’s major strengths in your course(s)?

What are the applicant’s major weaknesses in your course(s)?

Please advise us of any behavioral problems you have experienced with this student in your classroom.

In what other capacity, if any, have you known the applicant?

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MATH TEACHER RECOMMENDATION, GRADES 6-12, PAGE 2

GENERAL RATING EXCELLENT

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Academic Potential Resourcefulness/Initiative Reaction to Setbacks Conduct Acceptance of Responsibility Personal Integrity Emotional Stability Relationship to Adults Creativity Ability to follow directions Ability to work independently Ability to work with others

SPECIFIC MATH INFORMATION EXCELLENT

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PROCEDURE SKILLS Problem Solving Skills Number Sense and Operations Understanding of Patterns & Mathematical Relationships Algebra Data and Statistics Probability Measurement Concepts Geometric Concepts Fluency with whole numbers Fluency with fractions Fluency with Decimals Fluency with Integers

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TRANSCRIPT RELEASE PO BOX 210 Staunton, Virginia 24402 (540) 213-7774 stuarthallschool.org STUDENT NAME ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ SCHOOL NAME AND ADDRESS:

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PRINCIPAL OR HEADMASTER: ___________________________________________________________________________ Guidance Counselor/Office Administrator: _____________________________________________

TO PARENTS/GUARDIANS Please review and complete the authorization below. Give this form to the office at your child’s school for processing. In accordance with federal regulations regarding the privacy rights of parents and students under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, the undersigned hereby consents to the release of all educational records pertaining to the above named applicant to Stuart Hall School, including recommendations and other information that may be requested. Signature ___________________________________________________________________________________ PARENT/GUARDIAN

Date_____/_____/_____

TO THE GUIDANCE COUNSELOR The student named above has applied for admission to Stuart Hall School. Please send the following: 1. A transcript of the student’s record to date. Please include current grades and/or comments. 2. A copy of the student’s complete standardized test profile. 3. Any psychological or educational testing or evaluations. 4. Attendance Records 5. Discipline Records If this student is admitted to Stuart Hall School, we will request a final transcript of the student’s record at the conclusion of the academic year. Please keep this authorization form for your files so that another form will not be necessary. Thank you for your cooperation and assistance.

STUART HALL SCHOOL • PO BOX 210 • Staunton, Virginia 24402

• (540) 213-7774

• stuarthallschool.org

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TRANSPORTATION Students who live in the surrounding area can take advantage of bus routes from Harrisonburg, Lexington, and Waynesboro. Our routes run to the Lower School and Middle/ Upper School campuses and a shuttle in between the two makes it easy for siblings of different ages to ride to school together.

Transportation Route Harrisonburg

Mount Crawford

Our bus stops are in safe, public locations that are easily accessible to parents for dropoff and pick-up, and our bus fleet includes mini coaches that are comfortable for the rides to and from school. Our drivers are caring individuals who see students safely to their destinations and whose record of service is impeccable.

Verona lower school campus Staunton middle and upper school campus

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Fisherville

Waynesboro

Lexington

Transportation is provided at a fee, which varies depending on the route and frequency of travel. Centrally located routes are determined by the geographical placement of our families from year-toyear. Please inquire about stops close to your home. All transportation is managed by our Transportation Coordinator.

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