PO Box 158, 444 Water Lane
Tappahannock, VA 22560
Robust STEAM college preparatory curriculum with Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment courses to earn college credits, supported with small class settings, individualized attention, and a dynamic advisory and college counseling program
River Program incorporated into our athletics, academics, arts, and activities.
Competitive athletic teams playing along a 10-acre riverfront campus and 42-acre athletic complex
Living and learning under the tenets of the Episcopal tradition in welcoming all seeking an inclusive and holistic community

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 8-12, PG
  • Students: 100 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $54,200
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $20,400
  • Acceptance rate: 72%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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Class of 2018
5.00
N/A
The diversity at SMS is quite unique and out-stands the most. The school accepts each student or themselves and works with them according to their pace. The faculty at SMS is also quite supportive. They. . .

Class of 2011
5.00
University of Rochester
At St. Margaret’s School, girls have the opportunity to not just gain a better education, but also to be around people whom they will have with them through their lives. As a senior, I have. . .

Class of 2010
5.00
Case Western Reserve University
For me, SMS is unique because it is truly a second home that anyone can be a part of. The sense of community also builds around the school motto, “As we grow in age. . .
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School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2021 School Data
St. Margaret's School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
8-12, PG
9-12
School Type
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1921
1907
Campus Size
52 acres
125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
100 students
300 students
% Students of Color
40%
25%
% Students Boarding
75%
70%
Average SAT Score
1122
* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)
1005 - 1225
-
Average ACT score
21
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
Yes
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(School uniform)
Casual
Average Class Size
10 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
9
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
64%
70%
Summer Program Offered
No
Yes

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$54,200
$59,900
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$20,400
$32,900
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$43,500
$44,100
% Students on Financial Aid
60%
40%
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Jan. 15
SSAT Required
Yes
Yes
Acceptance Rate
72%
58%
Director of Admissions
Christina O'Neill

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
12
23
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Basic Needs (Service Club), Book Club, Dance Team, Green Team, Honor Council, National Honor Society, Scottie Guides (Admissions), Student Government Association

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Tides Staff (art journal), Treble Choir

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Outdoor Adventure

College Matriculation

Year:
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)

School Notes

  • For 100 years, St. Margaret's girls have belonged to a diverse community of leaders, scholars, student-athletes, and artists. At St. Margaret's School, we prepare girls for success in college and beyond by fostering a global outlook, lifelong intellectual curiosity, and promoting strong learning skills.
  • Located on the banks of Virginia's Rappahannock River, we offer a robust STEAM college preparatory curriculum and River Program that is incorporated into our academics, athletics, arts, and activities.
  • Guided by Episcopal tenets that promote faith, reason, and tradition, we help girls to develop their personal integrity and nurture their healthy curiosity.  
  • We offer day, five-day boarding, and seven-day boarding programs for girls in grades 812 and a postgraduate year.
  • St. Margaret's School accreditations: NAIS, VAIS, TABS, NCGS, NAES
Profile last updated: 12/15/2021
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  • Students: 100 students
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  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $20,400
  • Acceptance rate: 72%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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