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St. Margaret's School
School Name:
St. Margaret's School
Street Address:
444 Water Lane
Tappahannock, VA 22560-0158
Head of School:
Mrs. Catherine Sgroi
Founding Date:
Religious Affiliation:
Full Accreditation
Day / Boarding:
Day & Boarding
Girls Only
Grade Levels:
8-12, PG
Enrollment Size:
Social Media:
Admissions Contact:
Admissions Email:
5/15/2019 1:59:00 PM P.O. Box 158
Tappahannock, VA 22560-0158

Country: United States Religious Denomination School
Mission / Philosophy / Objectives:





St. Margaret's is a boarding and day school where girls in grades 8-12 and in their postgraduate year know they belong, are challenged to believe in themselves, and prepared to becometheir 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 welcoming, inclusive community of girls from across the United States and around the world.


Founded in the Episcopal tradition nearly 100 years ago, St. Margaret’s raises and educates girls to develop their strengths in every aspect of life—academically, physically, spiritually, and emotionally.


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.


Student leaders help run the school, upholding and enforcing our Honor Code, leading Chapel services, and helping ensure life on campus is supportive, inspiring, and enriching for all.


The world is a better place because of generations of St. Margaret's women who found their voice here and impacted their communities in positive ways.


St. Margaret's actively seeks and admits qualified students of any race, color, religious affiliation, national or ethnic origin.


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.


Belong. Believe. Become.

School Fast Facts:


St. Margaret’s School is located in Tappahannock, Virginia, on the Rappahannock River in Essex County. Our safe, welcoming campus is approximately two hours southeast of Washington, DC, one hour northeast of Richmond, and two hours north of the Norfolk, Virginia Beach area. Click here for maps and directions.


Head of School: Catherine Sgroi P'00

Religious Affiliation: 


Girls, grades 8-12 plus a postgraduate year
110 Students
70% Boarding / 30% Day
15 States
14 Countries
30% International

St. Margaret's is accredited by the Southern Association of College and Schools, and the Virginia Association of Independent Schools.

$51,400 Boarding
$41,100 5-Day
$18,950 Day

Special programs:

THRIVE, our postgraduate program: Girls can create a unique year after high school full of experiences to help them succeed in college or life. 

Girls with high-functioning ASD: In partnership with the Faison Center, we welcome girls with high-functioning autism to enroll in an immersive program through our Wheat Center for Innovative Learning where they can belong to a welcoming, supportive educational community. 

International Exchanges: Spend a month or more studying in Australia or New Zealand at a sister school that also is named for St. Margaret of Scotland

Minimester: Students take enrichment courses or go on an educational trip during a winter term. Seniors intern in a field of potential career interest through the Independent Study Program.

River Program:  With an emphasis that spans the curriculum, co-curriculum and residential life our River Program engages girls in hands-on science, outdoor adventures, and volunteer service

Wheat Learning Center: Our academic resource center fosters a learning culture that engages the individual student and promotes curiosity, creativity, collaboration, and perseverance 

Community Service: Students provide nearly 5,000 volunteer hours to organizations in the region, in their home communities, and around the world.


  • Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
  • National Association of Episcopal Schools
  • National Coalition of Girls’ Schools
  • Secondary Schools Admission Test Board
  • Small Boarding Schools Association
  • The Association of Boarding Schools
  • Virginia Association of Independent Schools
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