St. Margaret’s School

Community and Exploration at St. Margaret’s School

St. Margaret’s School, Cultivating Independent Thinkers with a Global Perspective

At St. Margaret’s School, every student’s unique background is celebrated and becomes part of the fabric of a diverse campus community—where about 30% of students are international.

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St. Margaret’s college-preparatory program is designed to help girls in grades 8 to 12 reach academic success by developing their intellectual strengths and study skills, and becoming independent thinkers.

International students who want to improve their English can pick from three ESL courses—introductory, intermediate, and advanced. Course schedules can be tailored to the needs of each student with honors, advanced placement (AP), independent study, and exchange and travel programs.

With a campus of only 120 students, small class sizes give girls individual attention, and a chance to build lasting friendships. Outside the classroom, social events, clubs, community service projects, and sports teams create even more opportunities to feel at home. See some of the ways in which St. Margaret’s students have celebrated their time on campus.

A Global Perspective at St. Margaret’s School

Home has been a global experience at St. Margaret’s School—with girls’ coming from 45 countries—since the campus’ international program began in 1990. With a full-time program director, the ESL program, and social events like an International Festival that celebrate diverse cultures, students are sure to feel supported.

“From the minute a girl steps on campus, she is greeted warmly and invited to share her background, heritage, and stories,” said Director of Enrollment Management, Cameron Sgroi Tuebner,

Students who want to travel during their time at St. Margaret’s can participate in the Queen Margaret of Scotland Girls’ School partnerships in Australia, Chile, or New Zealand.

Explore the United States with St. Margaret’s School

The location of St. Margaret’s school in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States makes the campus an ideal base from which to explore history, culture, and natural beauty in cities like Washington, D.C. and New York City. Campus organized trips and “minimester courses”—two-week courses between the second and third semester—are opportunities to learn about and explore destinations in depth, such as by visiting museums, historical sites, and innovative businesses.

Student testimonials:

Hear what other students have to say about their experience.

School Details


Tappahannock, Virginia, USA

Exam(s) accepted

SSAT (Standard Online Application), St. Margaret's online application, TABS Common Application

Offers ESL Assistance


English language Exam(s) accepted


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Types of Financial Aid available

Academic, Payment Plans, Scholarships

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Top Universities of Matriculation

George Washington University, William & Mary, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, University of North Carolina

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