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St. Margaret's At-a-Glance 2016- 2017

St. Margaret's School is located in Tappahannock, Virginia, on the Rappahannock River in Essex County. St. Margaret's is approximately one hour east of Richmond and two hours southeast of Washington, DC. Click here for maps and directions.

Head of School:
Cathy Sgroi

Religious Affiliation:

Girls, grades 8-12
125 Students
70% Boarding/ 30% Day
17 States
14 Countries
30% International

St. Margaret's is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools.

Tuition and Financial Aid:
$47,900 Boarding
$39,900 5-Day
$18,400 Day

Special programs:

Community Service, students provide nearly 5,000 volunteer hours to organizations in the Tappahannock area and in their home communities

International Exchanges, an option to spend a month or more studying in Chile or New Zealand at a sister school that also is named for St. Margaret of Scotland

Minimester, a two-week winter term when students can take enrichment courses or go on an educational trip. Seniors spend two weeks as an intern in a field of potential career interest through the Independent Study Program.

River Program, an emphasis that spans the curriculum, co-curriculum and residential life and exposes girls to hands-on science, water sports, and volunteer service


  • Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
  • National Association of Episcopal Schools
  • National Association of Independent Schools
  • National Coalition of Girls' Schools
  • Secondary Schools Admission Test Board
  • Small Boarding Schools Association
  • The Association of Boarding Schools
  • Virginia Association of Independent Schools
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