St. Margaret's School

5.00 (7 reviews)
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

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    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. . .
  • 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. . .
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Definition of Terms
 | 2021 School Data
St. Margaret'sBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered8-12, PG5-12
School TypeAll-girlsCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationEpiscopalNon-denominational
Year Founded19211907
Campus Size52 acres125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment100 students300 students
% Students of Color
40%
25%
% Students Boarding
75%
70%
Average SAT Score1122* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)1005 - 1225-
Average ACT score21*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(School uniform)
Casual
Average Class Size10 students12
*National School Avg. » 18
Student : Teacher Ratio6:17:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered918
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
64%
70%
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$54,200$59,750
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$20,400$33,500
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$43,500$44,150
% Students on Financial Aid
60%
40%
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Acceptance Rate

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Acceptance Rate
72%
58%
Director of AdmissionsChristina O'Neill

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered2016
SportsBasketball, Crew, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Dance, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Golf, Kayaking, Lacrosse, Riding, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations1223
ExtracurricularsClub 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)
Link to Matriculation Data

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

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