St. Margaret's School is located in Tappahannock, Virginia, on the Rappahannock River in Essex County. St. Margaret's is approximately one hour northeast of Richmond and two hours south of Washington, D.C. Click here for a map and directions.
Head of School: Cathy Sgroi P'00
Religious Affiliation: Episcopal
Girls, grades 8-12
70% Boarding/ 30% Day
St. Margaret's is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools.
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, outdoor adventures, and volunteer service
Wheat Learning Center: an academic resource center that fosters a learning culture that is engaging to each individual student and promotes curiosity, creativity, collaboration, and perseverance
Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
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 Independent Schools