St. Margaret’s School earns place on top high schools list
St. Margaret’s School in Tappahannock has been honored with a place on Virginia Living’s 2013 Top High Schools and Universities list. The school is being recognized for its international exchange program and the article will appear in the magazine’s October issue.
According to former Head of School Margaret Broad, the school’s exchange program began in 2000, when the heads of girls schools named for Queen Margaret of Scotland came together to form The Queen Margaret of Scotland Girls’ School Association (QMSGSA).
Annually, American students participate in current exchanges with schools in New Zealand and Chile. In the fall and winter, St. Margaret’s will host students from those two sister schools.
Broad stated, “Forming the informal association of girls’ schools around the world named for Queen Margaret of Scotland has allowed both students and teachers to experience schools with similar missions in other parts of the world. Our own students have made lifelong friends with the girls who have come to Tappahannock to share their cultures with us.”
Phoebe Temple, a recent St. Margaret’s graduate from Washington, D.C., participated in the exchange to Chile last summer. She summed up her experience by saying, “I wanted to do something different and completely unique. I had been to Chile a few times before I left for my exchange, but I had never been completely on my own. My experience changed me. I came away with appreciation and gratitude for the hospitable people of Chile and their beautiful country.”
Current head of school Lindy Williams said she could not be happier about the recognition. “We are a school that strives to build a global community that reflects the world in which our students live. This program is another way we extend our global reach and provide our students with opportunities to experience other cultures.”