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St. Margaret's At-a-Glance

Location:
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:
Lindy MacDonald Williams

Religious Affiliation:
Episcopal

Enrollment:
All-Girls, grades 8-12
125 Students
80% Boarding/ 20% Day
17 States
15 Countries
28% International
12% Students of Color

Academics:
Average Class Size—7
Student Teacher Ratio—6:1
Faculty with Advanced Degrees—60%
Faculty Living on Campus—64%
Advanced Placement Courses—9
Individual Learning Support Available 



Accreditation: 

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

Tuition and Financial Aid:
$45,400 Boarding
$17,500 Day
37% of Students Receive Financial Aid
$20,630 Average Financial Aid Grant



Special programs:
Community Service, students provide nearly 3,500 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 Australia 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

Membership:

  • 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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