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St. Margaret's School

Call: 804-443-3357
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St. Margaret's School

At a glance

Location Tappahannock, VA
USA
Tuition $51,400
Grades 8-12, PG 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 29*
Average SAT Score (Math) 552
Average SAT Score (Verbal) 504
Learning Support Program?
Number of AP Programs 8
ESL Offered?
IB Program Offered?

Overview

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

History

St. Margaret's boarding and day school is a welcoming, diverse international community. Girls, grades 8–12, and postgraduate know they belong here, are challenged to believe in themselves, and prepared to become their best. We inspire girls to reach their full potential and make a better world.

On the banks of the Rappahannock River, St. Margaret's historic campus is home to our inclusive community of nearly 120 girls from across the United States and around the world.

Maria José from Mexico says SMS is "fantastic and helped me learn to live on my own."

Marilyn from class of 2015 is now a senior at the Univ. of South Carolina. She thanks the staff and teachers for, "making me prepared and confident going into college," and feels like she is "ahead of a lot of my other peers."

With a diverse community, solid college-preparatory program, and a wide range of interscholastic sports, clubs, and after-school activities, life at St. Margaret's is fun, full of learning opportunities, and the relationships formed here last a lifetime.

Founded in the Episcopal tradition, St. Margaret's raises and educates girls to develop their strengths in every aspect of life, academically, physically, spiritually and emotionally.

Nhi from Vietnam attended SMS four years, graduating in 2017. Our co-curriculum that focuses on diversity and cultural enrichment helped her become, "a more well-rounded individual."

Student leaders help run the school and ensure life on campus is supportive, inspiring, and enriching.

Ronajah from the class of 2015 says her experience at SMS, "set her up for leadership" in college and life. SMS offers girls, "a great opportunity to understand who they are and what they are meant to be in the world."

Arianna graduated in 2017 and is now studying public health at the College of New Jersey. She says SMS "made me the person I am today." She is excited for her younger sister who is now attending St. Margaret's and having a good time.

Discover what a girl becomes at St. Margaret's School by contacting our Office of Admission. We welcome your questions about our programs, affordability, and how a girl can benefit from the St. Margaret's experience.

Academics

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
ADD/ADHD
ESL
Learning Differences
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
American History
American Literature
Art History
Ceramics
Chemistry
English as a Second Language
English Literature
Environmental Science
Ethics
Geography
Geometry
Government/Civics
Latin
Marine Biology
Other (Honors Courses)
Outdoor Education
Photography
Physics
Pre-calculus
Statistics
A.P. Courses Offered
Biology
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Comp. Government & Politics
European History
Other (Computer Science Principles)
US Government & Politics
US History

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 123
Girls 123
% Boys/Girls 0%/100%
Boarding Students 100
Day Students 23
International
Chile
China
Guatemala
India
Indonesia
Jamaica
Mexico
Other (Cayman Islands)
Rwanda
Saudi Arabia
United States
Connecticut
Georgia
Maryland
New Jersey
North Dakota
Ohio
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Texas
Virginia
Majority of students come from Southeast
% of Students of Color 12%
% of International Students 27%

Admission

E-mail admit@sms.org
Web Address www.sms.org
Director of Admission Cameron Sgroi
Admission Application Apply to St. Margaret's School
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount 50
Application Deadline(s) Rolling
Financial Aid Deadline(s) February 1, 2019
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
ISEE
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $18,950
Boarding Student Tuition $51,400
International Student Tuition $51,400

College Placement Office

Average SAT I Scores (Math) 552
Average SAT I Scores (Verbal) 504
Average SAT I Scores (Writing) 549
Average ACT Score 24
Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
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Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
soccer
softball
volleyball
Recreational Sports
aerobics
camping
canoe
fishing
fitness
kayaking
outdoor club/skills
sailing
swimming
tennis
walking
Extra-Curricular Activities
Art Club
Choir
Community Living Program
Community Service Program
Dorm Proctors
Honor Council
National Honor Society
Recycling Club
Student Government
Student Publications
Tour Guides
Yearbook

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Phone 804-443-3357
Address 444 Water Lane, PO Box 158 - Tappahannock, VA 22560 USA
Website www.sms.org 
Email admit@sms.org 
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