Girls With Autism

At St. Margaret's, we value and celebrate a girl's uniqueness, talent, and abilities, and help her overcome challenges so she can live a full, healthy, and productive life. Girls with autism in grades 8–12 who are capable of studying at grade level and planning to attend college are welcome to apply and join our supportive community. We also offer a postgraduate program, THRIVE, for girls who want a structured year after high school to help them prepare for success in college and life.

We have a long history of supporting girls with learning differences, and we know how to work with them and their families to provide a holistic learning experience with successful outcomes. St. Margaret’s partners with The Faison Center of Richmond, a leader in behavioral health and education to ensure delivery of a high-quality, comprehensive program for girls with autism. The Faison Center trains our staff, and is directly involved with individual students and their families from enrollment through their first year at St. Margaret’s, or longer, as needed.

Academic, athletic, co-curricular, and residential life at St. Margaret’s provides structure, consistency, and accountability for all students. Our diverse, inclusive community is where girls with autism can learn to feel safe, develop friendships, and belong to a close sisterhood.

Here, girls with autism build self-confidence and learn to trust in themselves and others. They learn to advocate for themselves and grow by overcoming challenges and taking safe risks. They become active contributors to their own well-being and the world around them.

Talk with our Office of Admission if you have a girl with autism who wants to belong to a close community, learn to excel, and succeed in college and life.