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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Sports
    B-
Address
444 Water Lane
Tappahannock, VA 22560
Telephone
(804) 443-3357
Website

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$18,400
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$51,400
Received Financial Aid
66%
Average Financial Aid
$26,920
From St. Margaret's School

St. Margaret's School provides a learning environment where girls, grades 8-12, and in a postgraduate year know they belong, are challenged and supported to believe in themselves, and prepared to become their best. Founded on the Episcopal tradition, girls develop honor and character, an appreciation for the uniqueness of each individual, and a desire to give to the world. In addition to learning academic and life skills, they become independent, creative, and morally courageous women who are effective communicators. St. Margaret's girls know who they are, what they can do, and how to do it.

St. Margaret's School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1140
54 responses
Average ACT
26
18 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Lantern Ceremony
    23%
  • May Ball
    23%
  • Blue/Grey Drawing
    15%
  • Spirit Week
    15%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • NONE
    8%
  • Snow Ball
    8%

    Boarding

    Students Boarding
    70%
    Boarding Days Per Week
    5-day, 7-day
    Top Countries
    Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Indonesia, Mexico
    International Boarding Students
    30%

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    120
    70%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
    60%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
    80%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    6:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    60%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
    Poll
    60%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
    Poll
    60%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    C+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    40%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
    40%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
    50%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses

    St. Margaret's School Reviews

    45 reviews
    All Categories
    I found my family here at St. Margaret's and they are from all around the world! Students from the U.S. and countries such as Vietnam, China, Rwanda, Chile, and more come together at this amazing school in pastoral Virginia.  There is a lot of focus on academics, with classes tailored to each student. Teachers are helpful, ready to go the extra mile to help me do my personal best. As an ALL girls school, the staff empowers me to be the strongest version of me. My faith is supported, and the small amount of students selected to go to this exclusive and inclusive school makes for a fantastic place to forge close bonds with multinational students. The campus is beautiful, in a historic area of Virginia known as the "birthplace of the nation," rich with history and beauty. Richmond and Washington D.C. are within a two hour drive, but we're far enough away to be surrounded by amazing wildlife and the River. This is the best educational decision my parents ever made for me. Seriously!
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    Sending our daughter to St. Margaret’s School was the best decision and has helped our daughter grow into a very strong young woman. Study skills are taught, teacher assistance is available every day and many people throughout the school help the girls. As a junior last year my daughter realized that everything a college is looking for is what she has and is accomplishing at St. Margaret’s. She’s a senior this year and is holding several leadership positions, has volunteered in the community in many different ways, has taken increasingly more difficult classes (including dual enrollment classes), has made friends with a very diverse group (local, domestic as well as international), played a varsity sport for 4 years and has had the opportunity to try other sports that she may not have been able to in public school.
    I would recommend that anyone consider SMS for your daughter!
    I look forward to my daughter starting her journey in the Fall at St. Margaret’s. I completed a very thorough research in Girls Boarding schools. Yes, there are other schools with more bells and whistles;however in my search my key question was, What is the best “fit” for my daughter? How does the campus feel? Did it feel too elitist or like an academic family? As an African American single mom with a bi-racial white/Mexican adopted daughter, diversity, personalized attention, strong college prepatory academics, traditions, growth mindset instruction and strong community was important in my search! St. Margaret’s met every criteria! There “is” technology and robotics. I have faith and believe that I made the right choice for my daughter. Remember it’s about “fit”.