St. Margaret’s offers one of the oldest and best-established international programs among American boarding schools. For more than 20 years, St. Margaret’s has welcomed and supported students from other countries. Our program has hosted students from more than 30 nations and each has gone on to attend competitive universities in the United States or their home country. In a typical year, 25% of our students represent as many as 15 different countries.
At St. Margaret's, international students strengthen their English skills, take challenging academic courses and gain exposure to American culture. International students are active participants in every area of school life, from playing sports to serving on the Honor Council.
Each school year starts with orientation for new international families. New international students arrive to campus before returning students or new domestic students (unless attending preseason) to allow for extra time to adjust to the St. Margaret's School culture. During this time, international students also take placement tests to determine their course schedule.
Another highlight of international student life is the Global Enrichment Program. During this monthly series, international students representing different cultural groups have the opportunity to share their culture with the entire school community; including, spiritual beliefs, cuisine, dress, and either a presentation or performance. This is one way St. Margaret's celebrates its diversity.