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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
Organization Memberships
NAIS, TABS

Applying

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

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)
$49,900
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
45 responses
Average ACT
26
16 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
57%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Lantern Ceremony
    25%
  • May Ball
    25%
  • Blue/Grey Drawing
    19%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    13%
  • NONE
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
110
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
5:1
National
17:1
Poll
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
Poll
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
Poll
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
43%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses

St. Margaret's School Reviews

37 reviews
All Categories
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!
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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”.
SMS will be a great place for students who do not have their academics straight, and who do not have any college potential otherwise. Students are programmed from the minute they wake up till the minute they go to bed. They can’t skip classes, or not do homework, or the punishments are gonna be severe. However, for those who actually already have college potential, SMS can be a living hell. Everyone’s grades will drop significantly once they enter SMS, regardless. Many teachers pick favorites and they will grade based on favor. Everyone knows the drill: “grades does not matter”. But let’s be real, the school already limit you from various college scholarships opportunities, and your college admissions chances will drop. They will say that SMS is a hard school and colleges know that - no they don’t. Except for some local colleges in Virginia, SMS is pretty much unknown to every other college. When looking at the curriculum, SMS does not rank well among good boarding schools.