College Planning

St. Margaret's School has offered a college preparatory education for over 100 years on the banks of Virginia's Rappahannock River. Our Office of College Counseling helps navigate students and their families through the process of choosing a college that will be the best fit and align with a student's interests and career aspirations. 

At St. Margaret's, this highly individualized process officially begins during a student's sophomore year then becomes more focused during their junior year with opportunities to visit colleges and meet with admission representatives. We connect students with the SAT, ACT, and PSAT, as well as preparation courses. We also offer a variety of Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment courses through our partnership with Rappahannock Community College, so our students have the opportunity to start earning college credits while attending St. Margaret's. Individual meetings with the Dean of College Counseling continue to take place into a student's senior year as we guide them through the college application process, navigate scholarship opportunities, and support them through their enrollment.

For more information about how we prepare students to become their best and be a competitive college applicant, contact our Office of Admission: admit@sms.org.

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    Valerie Doucette 

    Dean of College Counseling

College Matriculation

You will see in the list below of acceptances and matriculation since 2019 that St. Margaret's graduates enroll in a wide variety of colleges and universities. In 2021, our graduates all were accepted into a college or university of their choice and received more than $2.5 million in scholarship offers.

Agnes Scott College
American University
Auburn University - Montgomery
Baylor University
Becker College
Bellarmine University
Boston University
Bryn Mawr College
Coastal Carolina University
Christopher Newport University
College of New Jersey
College of William & Mary
College of Wooster
Colorado College
Cornell College
Denison University
Dixie State University
Drew University
Drexel University
East Carolina University
Elon University
Emory University
Ferrum College
George Mason University
George Washington University
Georgia State University
Goucher College
Guilford College
Hampton University
High Point University
Howard University
Indiana University at Bloomington
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
James Madison University
Juniata College
Lehigh University
Liberty University
Longwood University
Lynchburg College
Lynn University
Marshall University
Mary Baldwin College
Marymount University
McDaniel College
Meredith College
Michigan State University
Mills College
Mitchell College
Morgan State University
Mount Holyoke College
Mount St. Mary's University
Ohio State University
Old Dominion University
Pennsylvania State University
Piedmont Virginia CC
Pitzer College
Radford University
Randolph College
Randolph-Macon College
Rappahannock CC
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Richard Bland College
Roanoke College
Rocky Mountain College
Rollins College
Saint Michael’s College
Santa Clara University
Seattle Pacific University
Seton Hill University
Shenandoah University
St. Olaf College
Stoney Brook University
Suffolk University
Sweet Briar College
Syracuse University
Temple University
Temple University, Japan
Tidewater Community College
Towson University
Trinity College
Trinity University, DC
University of California at Irvine
University of Georgia
University of Guelph
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
University of Kentucky
University of Mary Washington
University of Michigan
University of Mississippi
University of Missouri Columbia
University of North Carolina, Wilmington
University of Pittsburgh
University of Richmond
University of Rhode Island
University of South Carolina
University of Texas, Austin
University of Virginia
University of Washington, Seattle
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Tech
Wagner College
Wake Forest University
Waseda University
Washington State University
Widener University
Wilfrid Laurier University
William Peace University
Wofford College
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
St. Margaret's School
P.O. Box 158
Tappahannock, VA 22560
T: 804-443-3357
admit@sms.org
Episcopal girls' school for boarding and day, grades 8-PG, on the banks of the Rappahannock River in Virginia.