Lower School Admission

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.

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

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

Steps to Apply

Step 2: Sign up for your parent/guardian interview. 

Step 3: Review the complete application process outlined below. 

Application Deadlines

Round 1

  • January 12: Pre-School Application Deadline

    • February 2: Pre-School Admission Decisions Released (Round 1) 

    • February 16: Pre-School Enrollment Contract & Deposit Due for accepted families (Round 1)

  • January 26: K – 12 Application Deadline

    • February 13: K – 12 Admission Decisions Released (Round 1)

    • February 27: K – 12 Enrollment Contract & Deposit Due for accepted families (Round 1)

Round 2*

  • March 17: Pre-School – 12 Application Deadline

    • March 31: Pre-School – 12 Admission Decisions Released (Round 2)

    • April 14: Pre-School – 12 Enrollment Contract & Deposit Due for accepted families (Round 2)

*Please note space in some grades may already be limited by this date.*

We continue to review admission applications for the 2022-23 school year on a rolling basis.


What does the Application Process Include?



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