St. Margaret's School

444 Water Lane PO Box 158
Tappahannock, VA 22560
Tel: 804-443-3357
Gr: (Boarding) 8-12 | 130 students
St. Margaret's is a small, all girls' school, boarding and day, grades 8-12, along the banks of the Rappahannock River.
Founded in the Episcopal tradition, we are committed to helping young women thrive in every aspect of their lives - academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually.
Our campus is home to young women from across the country and around the world.
We know that strong women make strong choices and our program is designed to support their development.
Our rigorous college prepartory curriculum encourages students to push themselves.
Our leadership program gives our students the opportunity to inspire greatness in themselves and others.
Our history as a church school and honor code equip our students with the moral and social foundation to approach today's world with a sense of grace, honor and purpose.
We meet girls where they are, embrace them as individuals and push them to challenge themselves and change the world. .

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2015 School Data
St. Margaret's Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 8-12 9-12
School Type All-girls Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Episcopal Non-denominational
Year Founded 1921 1910
Campus Size 51 acres 110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 130 students 298 students
% Students of Color
25%
20%
% International Students
30%
20%
% Students Boarding
80%
70%
Average SAT Score n/a * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(We have a school uniform with 32 pieces.)
Casual
Average Class Size 10 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:6 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 9 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
64%
67%
Summer Program Offered No Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $5 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$47,900 $50,000
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$18,400 $27,800
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$39,900 $36,650
% Students on Financial Aid
50%
35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $20,630 $21,500
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No

Admission

Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Acceptance Rate
72%
55%
Director of AdmissionsCameron Tuebner
Associate Director of AdmissionsJackie Montero

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 9 14
SportsBallet, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 13 23
ExtracurricularsArt Club, Basic, Book Club, Community, Drama Club, Ensemble, National, Peer, Photography, Quill, Scottie, Soulful, Spanish

School Notes

  • Founded in 1921 as one of the Church Schools in the Diocese of Virginia (CSDV), and a member of the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS), St. Margaret's offers a boarding and day college preparatory program for girls in grades 8-12. During the regular school year, a diverse student body of 125, representing approximately 13 countries and 18 US States and the District of Columbia, maintains a 6:1 student-faculty ratio, a unique advisor/advisee relationship, and a 99 percent college attendance rate.
  • LD types supported: ADHD, Dyslexia, math and language-based learning differences
  • School accreditations: NAIS, VAIS, TABS, NCGS
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