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St. Margaret's School

Call: 804-443-3357
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At a glance

Location Tappahannock, VA
Tuition $45,400
Grades 8-12 Students Receiving Aid 37%
Student Body Girls Total Aid Awarded $1,135,400
Student/Faculty Ratio 6:1 Endowment $6,000,000
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Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate 87%

Total Enrollment

Total Enrollment 123

Average Class Size

Average Class Size 8

Sports & Extracurriculars

Sports & Extracurriculars 15*
Average SAT Score (Math) 552
Average SAT Score (Verbal) 504
Learning Support Program?
Number of AP Programs -
ESL Offered?
IB Program Offered?


Region Northern Virginia
Richmond VA Area
Washington DC Area
Program Emphasis Boarding School
College Prep
Day School
Small Boarding School
All Grades 8-12
Boarding Grades 8-12
Grade Divisions Primary
Religious Affiliation Episcopal
Student Body Girls
Established 1921
Dress Code Uniform
School Setting Rural
Campus Size (Acres) 49
Head of School Lindy M. Williams
Endowment $6,000,000


"St. Margaret's School is an independent, Episcopal, all-girls school located in the town of Tappahannock, Virginia, on the banks of the Rappahannock River. The school is 45 miles northeast of the Richmond metro area, it is 100 miles southeast of the Washington metro area, also 75 miles northwest of the Hampton Roads metro area. St. Margaret's is governed by the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia. St. Margaret's opened in 1921 with 14 students, and now has an enrollment of 125 girls. The student body is very diverse, with international students from 18 different countries, and domestic boarding students from 17 states, and Washington, D.C. Day students make up 20% of the student body."

(Source: Wikipedia)


Full Time Faculty 21
Part Time Faculty 8
% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 60%
Faculty with doctorate 2
Faculty with masters 13
Student/Faculty ratio 6:1
Average Class Size 8
Special Academic Support Programs
Learning Differences

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 123
Girls 123
% Boys/Girls 0%/100%
Boarding Students 100
Day Students 23
Majority of students come from Southeast
% of Students of Color 12%
% of International Students 27%


Web Address
Director of Admission Gretchen Herbst
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount 50
Application Deadline(s) Rolling
Financial Aid Deadline(s) February 1, 2012
Financial Aid Awarded $1,135,400
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 37%
Acceptance Rate 87%
Total Applicants 86
Admissions Selectivity Somewhat selective
Admissions Yield 61%
Admission Tests Accepted
Day Student Tuition $17,500
Boarding Student Tuition $45,400
International Student Tuition $45,400

College Placement Office

Average SAT I Scores (Math) 552
Average SAT I Scores (Verbal) 504
Average SAT I Scores (Writing) 549
Average ACT Score 21.6
Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
% of Graduates Who Attend College 99%

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

field hockey
Recreational Sports
cross-country running




Contact Info

Phone 804-443-3357
Address 444 Water Lane, PO Box 158 - Tappahannock, VA 22560 USA
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