Dare to Lead - Best All Girls Boarding School Near Richmond, Virginia


DARE TO lead

For almost 100 years, St. Margaret’s School has helped young women grades 8 through 12 (plus a Post Graduate Program) find their voice, their path, and their sense of self. The experiences you have here will prepare you for leadership roles and other life achievements.

We believe in you already. And we believe you’ll love it here! We’re looking forward to meeting you.

Top 10 Reasons to Choose St. Margaret's School as the best all girls boarding school

Top 10 daring reasons to choose St. Margaret’s School



You Matter to SMS

We believe in the power of girls like you. We help you learn, grow, and succeed in college and life.Talk to us about what matters to you>


Become a Scottie

St. Margaret's is an Episcopal girls' boarding and day school for grades 8-12 and postgraduate. Find out more>

We have open enrollment and are still accepting applications for 2019-2020 school year. Become a Scottie>

Hear from our girls>

How Girls Succeed

Head of School, Catherine M. Sgroi P'00 shares how a girl becomes confident, connected and capable of succeeding at St. Margaret's.

Discover What a Girl Becomes

Join Our Global Community

St. Margaret's is a welcoming, inclusive community with girls from across the U.S. and around the world. With one of the most established international programs among American boarding schools, you can sharpen your academic and language skills, create in a world-class visual arts program, compete on our athletic teams, and have fun. You are welcome here>

Life On The River is Fun

Learning comes naturally and is lots of fun on our riverfront campus where science in everyday life is a key part of our renowned River Program. Join the fun>

Happening on Campus