Fall 2019 Athletics

Flag Football

Monday, August 19th

All 5th, 6th and 7th at Audubon in front of the zoo 3:45 - 4:45 pm

Tuesday, August 20th

5th and 6th only at Audubon in front of the zoo 3:45 - 4:45 pm

Wednesday, August 21st

5th and 7th only at school in the gym until 3:45 pm

Cross Country

First practice will be Tuesday, August 20th at Pontiff Playground 3:50 - 4:40 pm


First practice will be Wednesday, August 21st at Loyola University pool 3:00 - 4:00 pm

For drop-off and pick-up instructions, please click here.

Please contact me at mwaldron@stuarthall.org or 504-861-1954 ext 240 if you have any questions.

Quinn Rosenstein Receives Benson Leadership Award

Congratulations to Quinn Rosenstein '19 on receiving the 2nd Annual Tom Benson Leadership Award. The Benson Leadership Award recognizes an outstanding Seventh Grade student, who has lived out the mission of Stuart Hall and demonstrated excellent achievement in student leadership. This honor will be bestowed upon a deserving student who best exemplifies leadership, as defined as someone who has given back to his community/contributed to the betterment of his school community and/or city in the likeness of Tom Benson.


Congratulations to Charles Korndorffer '14 on Winning a National Merit Scholarship


Congratulations to Charles Korndorffer '14 on being named a National Merit Scholarship winner. Charles was chosen out of more than 15,000 finalists nationally and will receive a $2,500 scholarship. National Merit Scholarship winners are chosen based on their academic records, scores on two standardized tests, leadership in school and community activities, written essays and recommendations from high school officials, according to the National Merit Scholarship Corp. 

S/H Quiz Bowl Team Places 2nd


Stuart Hall's Quiz Bowl Team competed in the Brother Martin Quiz Bowl Tournament this past weekend. They went 4-0 in the preliminary rounds and defeated Ursuline Academy in the semifinals. The team advanced to the final round against Lake Castle and finished in 2nd place with an average of 306 points in the six rounds of the tournament. Congratulations to the team for a well-played and intense competition! Thank you to Mrs. Amy Rini and Mrs. Nancy Dunphy for coaching the team.

Stuart Hall Chess Knights Win 3 State Titles


This past Saturday, March 30, The Stuart Hall Chess Team competed in the Louisiana State Scholastic Chess Championship held at Kehoe France School in Metairie. This was a five-round tournament that concludes the scholastic chess season in Louisiana. In a fantastic performance, and coming on the heels of a great City League 4-peat showing earlier this year, our Stuart Hall Knights won the K2 and K4 Team State Champion titles, making this also a 4-peat Title win.


Stuart Hall veteran John Michael Maristany ’22 also won the K4 State Individual Champion Title, making this the 3rd consecutive year that Stuart Hall has produced a State Scholastic Chess Champion in either K2 or K4 (Charlie Avin ’22 having held the title for the past two years).

In the K2 Section, all four Stuart Hall players scored in the top 10 in a field of 45 players. Coming in 4th place, Eli Weber ’24 came in 4th place and Eli Simmons ’24 took 5th place. Dave Vandenweghe ’25 placed in 8th, followed by Parker Rooney ’24 in 10th place (losing to only the 1st and 2nd place finishers). Our Knights beat out rival Lusher on tie breaks with 14.5 points each.

In the very strong K4 section which consisted of 55 players, Stuart Hall dominated to win the 1st place Team title, beating out rival Lusher 16 points to 13.5. Coming in 1st place for the State Championship Title was John Michael Maristany ‘22. This was a strong performance by the team, with Patrick Avin ’23 placing 7th, Austin Janusa ’23 in 8th, Christopher Jennings ’23 in 11th, Mike Graugnard ’23 in 12th, Declan Albro ’22 in 15th, Charlie Avin ’22 in 17th, Race Hughes ’23 in 21st, August Sauska ’23 in 34th, and Grayson Bent ’23 in 48th. This was a banner performance for this strong crew of enthusiastic veterans. 

In the very competitive K6 section, Ryan Avin ’21 had a strong performance, tying for 2nd place  but ultimately placing in 6th based on tie breaks.

We thank Coach Jeff York and volunteer Coach Al Pearson (Ryan ‘21, Patrick ‘23, and Ethan ‘27) for their brilliant coaching efforts.

Congratulations, Knights!

Seventh Grader Places 6th in State Geography Bee

parker alig - 6th state geo bee.jpg

Congratulations to Seventh Grader Parker Alig on placing 6th in the National Geographic Louisiana State Geography Bee.

As Stuart Hall School’s Geography Bee champion, Parker took a written test to qualify for the State Geography Bee. Parker competed in Baton Rouge against the top 100 scoring students from Louisiana. Congratulations, Parker! We are so proud of you.

S/H Summer

You can now register for Jumpstart to Summer (May 29-31) and Competition Basketball Camp (May-July)! Click here for more information and to register.

The Stuart Hall Mini Camp 2019 will be held July 22-26 and July 29-August 2 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. We are in the process or organizing the details but will have a variety of options for students of all ages and their siblings. The rising Pre-School- 2nd Grades will have STEM, Movement, and Creative Arts options, as well as Soccer Shots classes. Lower and Middle School students can look forward to Jump Start programs, writing workshops, and artistic opportunities. Details will come soon! For more information, please contact Ryan Asprion.

Thank You!  ~S/H Summer Camp Staff

Stuart Hall City League Chess Champs

This past weekend (February 16th and 17th), the Stuart Hall Chess Team competed in the "Final 4" Championship rounds of the annual Louisiana Scholastic Chess League "City League" event. Stuart Hall entered four teams—a K2 team, two K4 teams, and a K6 team—and all four teams advanced to the Final 4 after three weekends of competition.

K2 chess champs.JPG

On Saturday, the K2 team (Andrew Amoss ‘24, Robert Amoss ‘24, Parker Rooney ‘24, Eli Simmons ‘24, Dave Vandenweghe ‘25, Eli Weber ‘24) finished in 2nd place out of seven original teams entered. In the semi-final, our Knights defeated Lusher's second team (Lusher Gold) 9.5 to 2.5, to win the right to challenge for 1st place. In the second match, against Lusher's first team (Lusher Blue), our Knights fell 9-3 to win the runner-up title. It was a great run by this team of both veterans and new players, and they did a great job representing Stuart Hall.

k4 city league champs.jpg

Stuart Hall entered two teams in the K4 section, due to having an incredible pool of very strong players. The second team, Stuart Hall White (Grayson Bent ‘23, CJ Encalarde ‘22, Christopher Jennings ‘23, Parker Rooney ‘24, August Sauska ‘23, Dave Vandenweghe ‘25, Mani Vandenweghe ‘23) had an amazing run coming into the Final 4. In the semi-final on Sunday, they were matched up against Stuart Hall Blue (Declan Albro ‘22, Charlie Avin ‘22, Patrick Avin ‘23, Mike Graugnard ‘23, Race Hughes ‘23, Austin Janusa ‘23, John Michael Maristany ‘22, Eli Weber ‘24). Coming in as the 4th seed out of nine teams entered at the beginning of the tournament, SH White fell to their teammates 11.5-.5, and then fell to Metairie Academy 11-1. Stuart Hall Blue, as has been stated, beat Stuart Hall White, earning the right to compete against strong rival Lusher Blue for the Championship. Defeating Lusher 9-3, OUR KNIGHTS WON THE 4TH CONSECUTIVE CITY LEAGUE TITIE, continuing their dominance against other strong rivals. Well done, Knights!

k6 city league chess champs.jpg

Entering the K6 division for the first time, Stuart Hall K6 (Declan Albro ‘22, Charlie Avin ‘22, Patrick Avin ‘23, Ryan Avin ‘21, Austin Janusa ‘23, John Michael Maristany ‘22) had an uphill battle, coming in as the 5th seed from 10 original teams in qualifiers. In the first match against rising power Lycee Francais, Stuart Hall earned the right to challenge for 1st place by winning 7-5. In the Championship match, our Knights beat Lusher Blue 6.5 to 5.5. The title came down to the last two games, with Ryan Avin very cleverly rescuing a draw from a loss by inducing a stalemate, and Austin Janusa brought us home with a fantastic win. It should be noted that our great Knights were the youngest team entered, with one 5th grader, three 4th graders, and two 3rd graders. What a win!!! 

Coach's Note: As a chess coach, I have taught in more than 30 schools, and have taught a National Champion, a National winning team, and numerous Florida and Louisiana State Champion individuals and teams. Quite simply, I have never had a team this deep in enthusiastic, coachable, and talented players. The way our Knights keep on rolling forward amazes me to no end, and I am very grateful to be their coach. But more than winning, I really love the great character that I see in our players. They are great teammates to each other, excellent sportsmen to the competition, and are resilient when faced with challenges. 

I am also very grateful to the parents, who sacrifice so much of their time so that our Knights can compete in these events. Most especially, I am grateful to Al "Opa" Pearson, grandfather to some of the Knights of Avin, who has steadfastly transported and minded the Avin boys and their cousin Owen, for over 4 years now, back and forth to Panera, where they have had the most hours of practice, and to Nationals for long weekends filled with much waiting around. Without Al's steady support, we would not have gotten as far as we have. Thank You, Al! Thank You Chess Parents! Thank you to all of our great chess players who continue to justify my belief in their ability to excel, even when they think they are failing and feel momentarily discouraged. We don't always win, but we keep getting better, because of your determination to persevere and your joy of competition.

 - Coach Jeff

Diversity Recruitment Fair

diversity recruitment fair - web.jpg

Thursday, February 21

Please join members of the Stuart Hall Faculty and Administration for this Meet and Greet opportunity.


Stuart Hall School for Boys is committed to building, recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty. Please join us on our campus (2032 S. Carrollton Avenue., New Orleans, LA 70118) on Thursday, February 21, 2019, for our Diversity Recruitment Fair for prospective teachers.

This is your opportunity to meet with members of the Stuart Hall administration about professional opportunities within our School.

We look forward to meeting experienced teachers and college students majoring in education who are interested in teaching at the Stuart Hall School for Boys, an all-boy, Catholic, independent school.

New Orleans is a diverse and vibrant city, and our students are no different. As such, Stuart Hall School for Boys seeks to dramatically increase the cultural, racial, and linguistic diversity of our faculty.

Please register to join us for this special event by emailing Dr. Bridget Hagan, Assistant Head of School, bhagan@stuarthall.org.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree in Early Childhood, Elementary, or Middle School Education

  • A master’s degree in Early Childhood, Elementary, or Middle School Education

  • At least two years of teaching experience

  • Demonstrated ability with differentiating instruction.

  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.

  • Knowledge of instructional practices which focus on student-centered, hands-on, experiential learning.

Stuart Hall School for Boys is an equal opportunity institution.  Continuing its long-standing policy of actively supporting equality of opportunity for all persons, the Stuart Hall School for Boys does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, or age, in the administration of its admission, educational policies, athletic and other school-administered programs. Additionally, the Stuart Hall School for Boys does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, color, national or ethnic origin, or age, in the administration of its employment, financial assistance, and loan programs. Rather, the Stuart Hall School for Boys affirms that it admits students regardless of their race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin and selects employees regardless of their race, religion, gender, color, national or ethnic origin and thereafter accords them all the rights and privileges generally made available to students or employees at the school.

affiliate footer 2.jpg

Stuart Hall Donates Christmas Gifts to 300 Children

Through their generous hearts, the families of Stuart Hall will help make Christmas brighter for local children and their families. Students in Grades PK3-7, as well as our faculty and staff, bought gifts for families affiliated with Incarnate Word Head Start through Catholic Charities and Louisiana's Permanent Supportive Housing. More than 300 gifts were presented at a special Christmas Gift Drive Chapel yesterday. We thank our S/H community for their generosity and for keeping the Christmas spirit alive, thus sharing joy and building hope.

S/H Wins Academic Games Tournament


Congratulations to the S/H Middle School Academic Games team for finishing 1st Place overall in the Academy of Our Lady Academic Games on Saturday, Dec. 1. Team members included 5th Graders Nicolas Aldana, Charlie Benoit and Harrison Turner; 6th Graders Luke Balhoff, John Baumgarten, Ryan Kane, Connor LaCour, Sean Maher, and Mack Thomas; and 7th Graders Parker Alig, Mason Becker, Walker Brown, John Calhoun, Degan Dansereau, Will Gibbens, Quinn Rosenstein, Charlie Varisco,  and PJ Varisco.

This is the fifth consecutive year that our Middle School Academic Games Team has brought home the 1st place trophy from AOL’s Games and our sixth 1st place finish since our first year competing in 2011.

Our team members received medals in 18 of the 19 events.

Ist Place in the following events:

  • Anatomy and Physiology - Connor LaCour '20 and Mack Thomas '20

  • SI Units - John Baumgarten '20 and Mason Becker '19

  • Solve for X - Nicolas Aldana '21 and Charlie Varisco '19

  • Botany - Ryan Kane '20 and PJ Varisco '19

  • Geography - Will Gibbens '19 and Charlie Varisco '19

  • Literary Devices - Mason Becker '19 and John Calhoun '19

  • Pentathlon - Parker Alig '19, Will Gibbens '19, Quinn Rosenstein '19, Charlie Varisco '19, and PJ Varisco '19

2nd Place in the following events:

  • Spelling - Parker Alig '19 and Harrison Turner '21

  • Graph It - John Calhoun '19 and Quinn Rosenstein '19

  • World Wars - Luke Balhoff '20 and Sean Maher '20

  • Draw It Out - Parker Alig '19, Quinn Rosenstein '19, and Walker Brown '19

  • Grammar Patrol - Charlie Benoit '21 and Degan Dansereau '19

  • Science Lab - Connor LaCour '20 and Mack Thomas '20

  • Fractionator - Luke Balhoff '20 and Ryan Kane '20

3rd Place in the following events:

  • Geometry - Mason Becker '19 and Degan Dansereau '19

  • Mythology - PJ Varisco '19 and Will Gibbens '19

  • Math Speed Test - John Baumgarten '20 and Sean Maher '20

  • Reading Comprehension - Charlie Benoit '21 and Harrison Turner '21

Congratulations, Knights!

S/H Takes 1st Place in Thanksgiving Classic Scholastic Chess Tournamnet


On Saturday, November 17th, Stuart Hall hosted The Thanksgiving Classic Rated Scholastic Chess tournament. Ninety players competed in 3 sections, (K3, K6, K12), in a very competitive field. 

In the K3 section, Stuart Hall stormed 1st place with 12.5 points (the best 4 scores per team were counted for a team score), besting rival Lusher by 4 points (8.5 points, 2nd place). Individually, The Stuart Hall Knights had a fantastic day. Race Hughes '23 earned 2nd place with 3.5 out of 4 points, combined with strong showings from Austin Janusa '23 (4th place), Mike Graugnard '23 (5th place), Parker Rooney '24 (6th place), Patrick Avin '23 (7th place), Eli Weber '24 (10th place), Grayson Bent '23 (16th place), Tate Parrish '23 (19th place), Eli Simmons '24 (22nd place), and Chris Jennings '23 (23rd place) to dominate the K3 section of the tournament, which augers well for upcoming City League competition starting in January.

In the very competitive and stacked K6 section, Stuart Hall won 1st place with 11 points, beating out Lusher (2nd, 10.5 points), Lycée Franςais (3rd, 10.5), and Newman (4th,10.0 points). Individually, Charlie Avin '22 won all his games, tying for 1st place, but earning 2nd on tie breaks. Coming in 3rd was John Michael Maristany '22 with 3.5 out of 4 points. Ryan Avin '21 came in 16th place with 2 out of 4 points. Declan Albro '22 earned 28th place with 1.5 points, and Grady Miles '22 earned 32nd place with 1.5 points.

This was a very strong performance by both our older veterans and our younger upcoming players, and our Knights played with great individual poise and infectious synergy with each other as teammates. Congratulations, Knights!

S/H Donates 22 Thanksgiving Baskets

The men of Stuart Hall donated items to fill 22 Thanksgiving baskets for families in need. The baskets, which included a turkey along with other items essential to a complete Thanksgiving feast, will be delivered to Incarnate Word's Head Start Program, Mater Dolorosa, our Carrollton Avenue neighborhood fire department, two Team Gleason families, and special members in our S/H community. Thank you to our 5th grade class for leading our Thanksgiving Basket Drive and Prayer Service and to our S/H families for your generosity in ensuring that more families will be able to enjoy Thanksgiving this year.