At a Glance

Founded in 1979, St. Margaret's Episcopal School is the premier, independent, college-preparatory day school in Orange County. It is impossible to tell the exceptional everyday of St. Margaret's only in numbers. Yet, here are a few markers that help give context to the breadth and depth of our community and academic programs.

Students & Families

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  • 29

    Local Cities & Communities Represented

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    Total Students & 864 Families

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  • 18%

    New Students
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  • 82%

    Returning Students
Each year, we are excited to welcome a great group of New Families to St. Margaret’s!

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    Students of Color

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    Faith Backgrounds; 8% Episcopalian

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    Need-Based Financial Aid Awarded in 2022-2023

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    of Graduates are prepared to matriculate to a four-year college or university

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    Special Subject Courses for all Lower School Students Including Science, I.C.E./STEAM, Library, Visual Arts, Music and Personal Fitness and Wellness

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    Faculty Members; 64% with Advanced Degrees, 11 with Doctoral Degrees

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    Colleges Visit Campus Annually to Recruit Approximately 120 Graduates

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    Advanced Placement Courses

Student Life


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  • 13

    Theater, Music & Dance Productions Annually
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  • 31

    Visual Art Courses


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  • 38

    CIF Championships
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  • 8

    State Championships

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    Visual Arts Exhibits Annually
  • 100%

    Lower & Middle School Students Participate in Music Instruction
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    Music Groups Including Orchestras, Concert Band, and Choir

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    Varsity Sports
  • 83%

    Middle & Upper School Students Participate in Tartan Athletic Teams
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    Middle School Sports

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    Student Clubs & Leadership Organizations

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    Upper School & Early Childhood School: Weekly
    Middle School: 2x per Week
    Lower School: 4x per Week

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    Upper School Student Advisor Ratio; 10:1 in Middle School

Facilities & Technology

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  • 25

    Acre Campus

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  • 9

    Classroom Buildings

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  • 2

    Outdoor Classroom Sites

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  • 10

    Research and Lecture Labs

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  • 3

    Athletic Fields & 2 Gyms

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    Visual Arts Studios in new 6,000 Square-Foot Visual Arts Center

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  • 130

    Tartans Ride the Bus Every Day on 4 Routes from Irvine, Bonita Canyon, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Crystal Cove and Newport Coast

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    Technology Labs including: Robotics & Engineering Lab, Makerspace Lab, and Sound & Video Production Studios

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  • 450

    Seat Proscenium-Style Theater & 150-Seat Black Box Theater in our Performing Arts Center, designated an All-Steinway School
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An Independent Preschool Through Grade 12 College-Preparatory Day School in Orange County California

Non-Discrimination Policy
St. Margaret's Episcopal School does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, sexual orientation or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational, admission, financial aid, hiring and athletic policies or in other school-administered programs.