On October 12–13 the school hosted families and friends on campus for its annual Fall Family Weekend where they reconnected with students, faculty, staff, and other parents, and experienced Scottie pride through various events and activities.
Our 97th school year started on August 30 with a communion service at St. John's.
We are excited to have 110 girls enrolled, 31 day students and 79 boarding students, representing 14 countries, including girls from across the United States.
Classes have begun, tryouts for athletic teams are underway, the Treble Choir sounds beautiful, and SMS is back in action!
St. Margaret's School, an Episcopal girls' school for grades 8–12 and a postgraduate year, opened today in its 97th session with a service held at St. John's Episcopal Church in Tappahannock. The year began with 110 students, 31 day students and 79 boarding. The student body is 70% domestic and 30% international, representing 14 countries, including students from across the United States. Admission is on a rolling basis and the School will continue enrolling students throughout the year.
Head of School, Catherine M. Sgroi commented, "We open the school year with many familiar faces returning, and with the largest group of new Scotties we've seen in recent years. We are also very excited to have the largest group of day students attending the school in recent years, demonstrating the continued value of St. Margaret's to the local community. We are committed to educating girls and to helping them become their best by supporting their unique learning styles so they can be the leaders and innovators of the future."
St. Margaret's has 25 teaching faculty, and offers a readiness-based curriculum that encourages curiosity, fosters creative thinking, and challenges girls to push hard to achieve. With an average class size of 10 students, girls receive the individual attention and support they need. Students at St. Margaret's develop honor and character along with academic and life skills to help them become independent and morally courageous women prepared to make a positive difference in our complex world.
The School renovated the Viola H. Woolfolk Library over the summer, home of the Wheat Center for Innovative Learning, enhancing its technology and furnishings to promote a more productive space for collaboration and study. The Wheat Center provides academic counseling and coaching, community outreach, enrichment programs, online education, study skills development, testing support, and writing and math labs. Another new offering this year is from the Athletics Department, which is providing an indoor track program.
To request an interview with a member of the St. Margaret's administration, faculty or staff or request more information about the school, please contact Patricia Brincefield at 804.466.3142 or email@example.com
The St. Margaret's School Alumnae Association will host the Fortson 5K River Run on Saturday, October 13, 2018, welcoming runners and walkers of all ages to the dog- and stroller-friendly event. Now in its 20th year, the event is a fall tradition that benefits the programs at St. Margaret's and draws participants from across the region.Last year, nearly 100 people participated in the event.