St. Margaret's School Girls


For nearly 100 years, St. Margaret's School has been a place for girls to learn, grow, and thrive in all aspects of life.

We offer day, five-day boarding and boarding programs for girls in grades 8–12 and a postgraduate year. Girls gain strong academic skills here, develop leadership ability, and build character to prepare them to be successful on whatever path they take. Grounded in Episcopal values, we provide a welcoming, inclusive experience for girls from across the country and around the world, including girls with autism who are capable of studying at grade level and plan to go to college.

We believe in the power of all girls, value your uniqueness and respect your views. At St. Margaret's, you will belong to a close community full of opportunities that promote competence and build confidence to help you overcome challenges, try new things, and become your personal best.

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Location: St. Margaret's School is located in Tappahannock, Virginia, on the Rappahannock River in Essex County, an area rich in historical, cultural, and natural resources. St. Margaret's is within a 1–2 hour drive of the Washington, DC metro area, Fredericksburg, Richmond, Charlottesville, Williamsburg, and Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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Head of School: Catherine M. Sgroi P'00

Religious Affiliation: Episcopal Diocese of Virginia

Girls, grades 8-12, plus THRIVE, our postgraduate program
120 Students
70% Boarding/ 30% Day
70% Domestic, representing 11 States
30% International, representing 14 countries

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

2019-2020 Tuition:
Day $18,950
Five-day Boarding $41,100
Boarding $51,400
International Student fee* $2,000

*adjusted based on Financial Aid

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Special Programs:

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

International Exchanges: we offer an option to spend a month or more studying in Australia, Chile, or New Zealand at one of our St. Margaret's sister schools.

Minimester: students participate in a two-week winter term where they 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: taking advantage of our beautiful riverfront campus, this program spans the curriculum, co-curriculum, and residential life by engaging girls in hands-on science, outdoor adventures, and volunteer service.

Wheat Learning Center: our innovative resource center provides services that foster a productive learning culture by supporting the needs of the individual student, including girls with autism who are studying at grade-level. Through the Wheat Center, we provide enrichment services and academic support, teach study and organization skills, and promote healthy curiosity, creativity, collaboration, and perseverance.

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Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
Mid-Atlantic Episcopal School Association
National Association of Episcopal Schools
National Coalition of Girls' Schools
Secondary Schools Admission Test Board
Small Boarding Schools Association
The Association of Boarding Schools
Virginia Association of Fundraising Executives
Virginia Association of Independent Schools