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St. Margaret's School

Situated on the banks of the Rappahannock River, St. Margaret's School is an Episcopal boarding and day school for girls in grades 8-12 and postgraduate. At St. Margaret's, we believe in the "Gospel of Do," where girls are challenged through our unique S.T.R.E.A.M. curriculum that integrates the river into academic learning. With 13 different varsity and club-level sports along with our visual and performing arts program and focus on emotional well-being, St. Margaret's is a place where girls thrive.

Join us on the river and learn about our 100 years of Sisterhood.


City: Tappahannock, VA

Year Founded: 1921

Campus Size: 52 Acres

Grades Offered: 8th-12th, PG

Number of Students: 100

Percent Boarders: 80%

Average Class Size: 8-10

Gender: Female

Diversity: 10 States & 14 Countries Represented

Specialties: In the fall of our Centennial year, we began a discussion of a S.T.E.A.M. program that would pivot our college prep program on science, technology, engineering, art, and math. But it did not take long for us to realize we could go further. Our campus is situated on the noble Rappahannock, one of Virginia's cleanest rivers. St. Margaret's is the only campus of its kind to be situated on its banks with a small town enfolding it.

That town is Tappahannock, VA, where salt meets freshwater. This natural confluence of nature's water is analogous to St. Margaret's educational outlook. It is where a century-old girls school finds its students in the community and of the community. The education is whole and holistic, vibrant, and relevant to our students' future. In going further with S.T.E.A.M, we decided to bring our River into the center of the educational experience - we call this S.T.R.E.A.M.

The interconnectedness of S.T.R.E.A.M provides the students at St. Margaret's with an exceptional educational experience. The River's science and history provide a distinct academic advantage, while its recreational opportunities provide students with the ideal setting to learn and grow outdoors.

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