St. Margaret's School

5.00 5 1 (4 reviews)
PO Box 158, 444 Water Lane
Tappahannock, VA 22560
  • St. Margaret's is a boarding and day school where girls in grades 8-12 and in their postgraduate year know they belong, are challenged to believe in themselves, and prepared to become their best.
  • We inspire girls to reach their full potential and make a better 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. . .
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2018 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

Enrollment120 students310 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
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.)
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
Summer Program OfferedNoYes


Endowment Size$5 million$19 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$20,630$23,500
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo


Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsCameron Sgroi Tuebner
Catherine Murphy
Associate Director of AdmissionsJackie Montero

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1015
SportsBallet, Basketball, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Dance, Field Hockey, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Volleyball


Total Extracurricular Organizations1324

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

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

College Matriculation

Year: 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • On the banks of the Rappahannock River, St. Margaret's historic campus is home to our welcoming, inclusive community of nearly 120 girls from across the United States and around the world. We offer full boarding, 5-day boarding, and day programs for girls in grades 8-12, and a postgraduate year. We value and respect the unique qualities of each individual and place girls according to the readiness and interests, including girls with high-functioning autism.
  • Founded in the Episcopal tradition nearly 100 years ago, St. Margaret`s raises and educates girls to develop their strengths in every aspect of life-academically, physically, spiritually and emotionally. With a diverse community, solid college-preparatory program, and a wide range of interscholastic sports, clubs, and after school activities, life at St. Margaret's is fun, full of learning opportunities, and the relationships formed here last a lifetime.
  • Student leaders help run the school, upholding and enforcing our Honor Code, leading Chapel services, and helping ensure life on campus is supportive, inspiring, and enriching for all. The world is a better place because of generations of St. Margaret's women who found their voice here and impacted their communities in positive ways.
  • Discover what a girl becomes at St. Margaret's School by contacting our Office of Admission. We welcome your questions about our programs, affordability, and how a girl can benefit from the St. Margaret's experience.
  • LD types supported: High-functioning ASD, ADHD, Dyslexia, math and language-based learning differences
  • St. Margaret's School accreditations: NAIS, VAIS, TABS, NCGS

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