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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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  • 1,243

    Total Students & 855 Families

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  • 53%

    Girls
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  • 47%

    Boys

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  • 37%

    Racial & Ethnic Diversity

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  • 17

    Faith Backgrounds; 12% Episcopalian

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  • $3M

    Given Annually in Need-Based Financial Aid

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  • 2,300+

    Alumni

Academics

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  • 100%

    of 2018 Senior Applicants were Accepted to a Four-Year College or University; more than 60% Attend Colleges Outside of California

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  • 7

    Special Subject Courses for all Lower School Students Including Science, I.C.E./STEM, Library, Visual Arts, Music and P.E.

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  • 143

    Faculty Members; 63% with Advanced Degrees, 7 with Doctoral Degrees

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  • 140+

    Colleges Visit Campus Annually to Recruit Approximately 121 Graduates

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  • 26

    Advanced Placement Courses

Student Life

Arts

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  • 20+

    Theater, Music & Dance Productions Annually
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  • 30

    Visual Art Courses

Athletics

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  • 30

    CIF Championships
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  • 9

    State Championships

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  • 8

    Visual Arts Exhibits Annually
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    Lower & Middle School Students Participate in Music Instruction
  • 19

    Music Groups Including Orchestras, Concert Band, and Choir

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  • 24

    Varsity Sports
  • 80%

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

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  • 55+

    Student Clubs & Leadership Organizations

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  • Chapel

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

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  • 10:1

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

Facilities & Technology

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  • 22

    Acre Campus

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  • 8

    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 3 Routes from Corona del Mar, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, 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
An independent preschool through grade 12 college-preparatory day school in Orange County, California