St. Margaret's School

5.00 5 1 (4 reviews)
Tel: 804-443-3357
444 Water Lane PO Box 158
Tappahannock, VA 22560
  • 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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  • 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. . .
  • 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. . .
  • University of Virginia
    St. Margaret's offers a unique boarding school experience in part thanks to its location right on the Rappahannock River. The school encourages girls to take advantage of the river, both as an educational and extracurricular. . .
  • Auburn University
    St. Margaret's has such a strong staff. The teachers honestly care about their students and their success in school. Being a teacher at a boarding school is hard because of the extra commitments. . .
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Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
St. Margaret'sBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered8-129-12
School TypeAll-girlsCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationEpiscopalNon-denominational
Year Founded19211910
Campus Size51 acres110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment125 students300 students
% Students of Color
25%
20%
% International Students
30%
20%
% Students Boarding
80%
68%
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(We have a school uniform with 32 pieces.)
Casual
Average Class Size10 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:61:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered917
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
64%
70%
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Finances

Endowment Size$5 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$47,900$52,760
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$18,400$28,270
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$39,900$37,945
% Students on Financial Aid
50%
36%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$20,630$22,730
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Acceptance Rate
72%
56%
Director of AdmissionsCameron Tuebner
Associate Director of AdmissionsJackie Montero

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered914
SportsBallet, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations1323
ExtracurricularsNational

Club or Organization:
Basic, Book Club, Community, Drama Club, Peer, Quill, Scottie, Spanish

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Ensemble, Photography, Soulful

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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