Lower School Admission

Dr. Autumn A. Graves reads a book to Lower School students in the Legner Library

Apply today! Questions? Please reach out to the Admission office: (434) 296-5106 or admission@stab.org

Apply today for Kindergarten – Grade 4!

Our Lower School (K-4) challenges students academically, empowers curiosity, and nurtures student’s social growth. In addition to core subjects such as math and reading, students also study Spanish, visual and performing arts, library and media studies, computer science, and physical education. Our Lower School students enjoy a well-rounded and supportive education.

If you've already started an application, you may continue it here.


Steps to Apply

Step 1: tour with us! register for an admission event.

Step 2: to start, submit an inquiry, and then 
continue your application

Step 3: we will contact you to schedule your Parent/Guardian Interview.

Step 4: Review the complete Application Process outlined below.


What does the Application Process Include?



Application Deadlines

First Round Applicants: January 27, 2022

Second Round Applicants: March 15, 2022

Rolling Admission Begins:

April 2, 2022

See "Dates and Deadlines" section above for more detail.

Meet Your Admission Director

Stacey Gearhart, Director of Admission for Pre-School – Grade 4

Stacey Gearhart, M.Ed., P. '32 is the Director of Admission for Pre-School – Grade 4, and a member of the Residential Life team. If she had to sum up the School in one word, Stacey would say “inspiring” because she is inspired by the genuine care and concern our students and teachers have for each other.

She earned a B.S. in geology from Washington & Lee University in 2003, and went on to earn a M.Ed. in educational psychology from the Curry School at the University of Virginia in 2013.


Lower School students pose outside the main entrance to the Belfield Campus