Investing in Your Daughter's Future

We believe investing in a child's education is one of the greatest things a family can do. Chatham Hall is committed to bringing its exceptional educational experience to all qualified students who wish to attend, in turn creating a diverse and inclusive community that includes students from all backgrounds, circumstances, and hometowns.

2023-2024 Tuition & Fees

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  • 7-Night Boarding

  • 5-Night Boarding

  • Day Students

  • International Students

    • Comprehensive Fee: $68,000
    • International Student Fee: $2,000
    • Optional Fees
    • International Student Health Insurance Fee
  • Health Insurance

    Health Insurance is required for all students enrolled at Chatham Hall. Please contact the Business Office for more information at 434.432.5507.
Students Receiving Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Award

Anna D. '22

I had some great Advisors and they taught me the importance of being on time, getting my work done on time, and getting into a good routine. I think that makes me really appreciate Chatham Hall; it's made me grow confident as a person, I really came out of my shell.

Financial Assistance

Chatham Hall’s financial aid awards are based on a family’s demonstrated financial need. Financial aid is renewable; families are expected to apply each academic year. For questions about our financial aid process, please contact or 434.432.5613.


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  • Nilsen Merit Scholarship

    One of the largest single gifts ever made to any girls’ independent school is the $31 million given to Chatham Hall from the estate of alumna Elizabeth Beckwith Nilsen '31. This gift represents an amazing level of support inspired by Mrs. Nilsen’s lifelong appreciation for – and fond memories of – her student days at Chatham Hall. Mrs. Nilsen once remarked, “Chatham Hall was the best thing that ever happened to me.” Her remarkable gift is, without question, one of the best things ever to happen to Chatham Hall – and perhaps, in turn, to you.

    If you are a girl who has what it takes to be a Nilsen Scholar, you are a girl with great expectations. You excel in academics. You have special talents. You are an achiever. It is important to find a school that is as dynamic as you are. Not simply a strong school, but an exceptional school such as Chatham Hall.

    Qualified students must have
    • An exceptional academic record
    • A commitment to integrity and honor
    • Talents that contribute to school life (e.g., leadership, the arts, athletics)
    • Excellent recommendations
    To apply, please submit the Chatham Hall Application and complete this essay. To be considered for a Nilsen Merit Scholarship, students must be new domestic applicants.

Financial Aid Checklist

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  • Step 1

    Indicate you will be a candidate for financial aid on your daughter’s admission application. Please click here to view the Clarity Financial Family Application Guide.
  • Step 2

    Create an account on the Clarity portal.
  • Step 3

    Complete the application on the Clarity portal. It should take approximately 20-30 minutes. You can also download a user-friendly mobile app.
  • Step 4

    Submit your application. Financial aid applications for new families must be submitted by Feb. 1. Financial aid applications for returning families are due by Jan. 15.

800 Chatham Hall Circle  •  Chatham, VA 24531
+1 434.432.2941  •
Day and boarding school for girls grades 9-12 in the Episcopal tradition.

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