Investing in Your Daughter's Future

A successful education—and individual—must encompass and promote a broad worldview. As such, we seek bright students who represent many backgrounds geographically, socially, and economically. To make this possible, we offer a flexible tuition model that takes into consideration a family’s entire financial picture. Applying is easy, and more than two-thirds of our families receive some level of assistance, averaging about $40,000 per family.


A Flexible Tuition Model

We understand that a Chatham Hall education is a significant financial commitment, no matter a family’s financial landscape. We have adopted a flexible tuition model that awards financial aid based on a family’s unique income and expense portfolio. The online application is succinct and easy, and all applicants are encouraged to apply.

As part of our financial aid packages, we award merit-based scholarships—of which we have more than 30—to ensure that a Chatham Hall education is accessible to all qualified and accepted candidates. Aid is renewable; families are expected to apply each academic year. Our one, two, or monthly payment schedules allow families to plan their commitment.
2024-2025 Tuition & Fees 
7-Night Boarding: $68,000*

5-Night Boarding
: $58,750*
Students who live within 50 miles of the School may elect to spend Sunday night through Friday afternoon on campus as a 5-night boarder, plus a certain number of full weekends per year.

Day: $28,500*
Students attend classes and afternoon activities, but reside locally at home. Day students can spend occasional nights on campus.

$68,000 + $2,000 International Student Fee + Domestic Health Insurance
*Additional fees may apply based on your student’s interests and activities.

Affordability in Three Easy Steps

To understand and assess your unique financial needs, we use Clarity, a streamlined, mobile-friendly application that families can complete less than 30 minutes. View the Clarity Financial Family Application Guide.
  1. Complete an admissions application and indicate that you would like to be considered for financial and/or merit aid.
  2. Create an account in the Clarity portal.
  3. Complete and submit the Clarity application by the deadline.

Financial Aid Application Deadlines

Jan. 15 - Returning Students
Feb. 1 - New Applicants

Scholarships & Merit-Based Awards

Many alumnae, past families, friends of the School, and organizations recognize the value in a Chatham Hall education and continually support merit- and need-based scholarships. Because of their generosity, Chatham Hall offers more than 30 merit-based scholarships to help exceptional girls become extraordinary women.

Merit-based scholarships are financial awards granted to students based on their performance in academics, commitment to leadership, and/or other qualities. These awards are granted based on a student’s accomplishments and aspirations, and can help many families bridge the gap between their finances and tuition.

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  • Merit Scholarships

    The Alumnae Legacy Scholarship Fund and Sally B. Wallace Legacy Scholarship Fund are designated for the relatives of an alumna during her years at Chatham Hall.

    The Caroline S. Biedenharn ’03 Endowed Scholarship Fund is designated for students who qualify for financial aid with preference given to students from Mississippi.

    The Katy Close '79 Scholarship Fund is designated to academically qualified and financially deserving students of color.

    The John Henry Waller Scholarship was established in 2014 by Janie Huntley Webster ’57 as an open fund for scholarships to deserving students from the greater Chatham, Va. area.

    The Phyllis Banks Hunt Scholarship Fund is designated to a student or students “who demonstrate exemplary academic and personal leadership.”

    The Barclay Ball McCall ’55 Memorial Scholarship Fund is designated for girls who will become academic leaders and who can best benefit from Chatham Hall’s outstanding foreign language program.

    The Wiley Patterson Reis ’27 Scholarship is designated for a student with a strong interest in music.

    The Jerry Van Voorhis Leadership Scholarship Fund is designated for students with demonstrated leadership capabilities.

    Nilsen Merit Scholarship recipients have an exceptional academic record, talents that contribute to school life, and a commitment to integrity and honor.

    Additional named scholarships:
    • Jeanne Gundry Rand ’51 Scholarship Fund
    • Edith Sunday Clarke '23 Scholarship Fund
    • Class of 1941 50th Reunion Scholarship Fund
    • Class of 1955 Memorial Scholarship Fund
    • Class of 1958 Memorial Scholarship Fund
    • Class of 1959 Endowed Scholarship Fund
    • George D. Dayton II Scholarship Fund 
    • Karen von Maltitz DeWolfe '60 Memorial Scholarship Fund
    • Margaret  J. Hall Foundation, Inc. Scholarship Fund
    • Anne Winship Kelleher '52 and Sandy Ryburn Taylor '52 Scholarship Fund
    • Sidney A. Mitchell Scholarship Fund
    • Anne Shirley Molloy Scholarship Fund 
    • Alison '50 & Ross Siragusa Scholarship Fund
    • Joan C. Pittman '55 Scholarship Fund
    • Reader's Digest Endowed Scholarship Fund
    • Zachar-Holt Scholarship Fund
  • Merit Scholarship Application

    Merit Scholarship Applications are due by Feb. 15.

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.
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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