St. Margaret's School - Review #1

Read more details about St. Margaret's School on their 2022-23 profile page.
St. Margaret's School
5

About the Author:

Years Attended Boarding School:
2017-2018
Sports and Activities:
I participated in Tennis
College Enrolled:
N/A
Home Town, State:
Queens, NY

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
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 are always available to listen to your issues.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
I made new friends, got exposed to different cultures and met amazing people I will never forget. I gained patience and understanding while going to SMS. I also learned how to manage my time and prioritize my school work before leisure time.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I would prepare myself to be more opened minded. I thought or boarding school students would be mean and stuck up. The exact opposite happened. Everyone was kind and ensured that you were well.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
I enjoyed the long lasting friends I made and the wonderful faculty who helped me in my process. The school itself was where I always hoped to belong.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
For the incoming students, Please take your clothes out the laundry room when you do laundry ???? but otherwise, be open minded, never be afraid to make friends. Always be yourself!

Academics:

1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
The academics push you to do your very best. The classrooms are well diverse, like the school itself. Although it is quite tough, it allows you to work on your time management skills.

Athletics:

1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
The athletic program helps you stay fit and prepares you for college athletics. One is required to do a sport or an activity at SMS. Therefore, everyone stays fit.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
I believe the visual arts is the best out of the entire school. There are many levels of art to improve your skills. The classes are also small so there is more teacher to student time.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
I enjoyed the extra curricular because they are less intense than sports but still helps you stay fit. The groups are distributed almost equally. So none of the activities are not crowded.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
Dorm life is the easiest way to make new friends that will last forever. There are normally two people in each room. New students are placed and returning students choose based on the amount of points earned throughout the year. Late night food is only accessible if it is personally bought and are located in your rooms.

Dining:

1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
The dining hall is only opened during Breakfast (7:30-8:15), lunch(around 12-1) and dinner(5:30-6:30) other times during the day it is closed.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
The school is situated in a rural area so there is not much to do. However, the school plans activities outside of school.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
Social life is good but needs more development. The school is doing a great job by developing it. I love the fact that phones are only allowed in residential building during the week after school hours.

Daily Schedule:

Weekday
6:30 AM
Wake up to prepare for school
8:00 AM
Go to breakfast
8:15 AM
Go to announcements/ chapel/class
3:30 AM
TA for 30 minutes
4:30 PM
Go to activities
5:30 PM
Go to dinner
7:15 PM
Study hall
9:15 PM
In room studying or hanging with friends
10:30 PM
Lights out
Weekend
10:00 AM
Thoroughly clean room
12:00 AM
Go to brunch
2:00 PM
Do homework
5:30 PM
Go to dinner
6:00 PM
Chill with friends
12:00 PM
Lights out( bed time)
Read more details about St. Margaret's School on their 2022-23 profile page.

Alumni Reviews Review School

Review
Description
St. Margaret's School Alumni #1
Class of 2018
5.00 6/22/2019
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. . .
St. Margaret's School Alumni #2
Class of 2011
5.00 3/19/2012
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. . .
St. Margaret's School Alumni #3
Class of 2010
5.00 3/19/2012
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. . .
Show more reviews (4 reviews)

Recent Articles

3 Tips For Finding A Boarding School Job
3 Tips For Finding A Boarding School Job
Tweak your job search strategies with these tips as you seek employment in a boarding school.
What is Progressive Education?
What is Progressive Education?
The promise of progressive education is as the students come to the solution, they’re active, they’re engaged, they’re motivated, and they’re learning. Most progressive schools encourage students to explore other areas of their development where young people find focus or uncover the contentment of stillness. It is about learning how to think, not what to think.
The Importance of Strong Connections with Family & School
The Importance of Strong Connections with Family & School
We look at the roles in the partnership of school, parent, and student. Understanding each partner's responsibilities is essential for a successful boarding school experience.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 72 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $55,800
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $21,000
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update