Essex County Virginia



From the public school system to area private schools, Essex County offers its citizens several choices for education. The county public school system, headed by Superintendent of Schools Dr. Scott A. Burckbuckler, features three school levels. Tappahannock Elementary (preK-4), Essex Intermediate (5-8), and Essex High (9-12). Other schools in the area include St. Margaret's School, an Episcopal girls' boarding and day school, Aylett Country Day School, a private Early Childhood through 8th grade school, and Tappahannock Junior Academy, a Seventh Day Adventist school serving K-8 students. 

Aylett Country Day School
Tara Garner, Head of School 
PO Box 70
Millers Tavern, VA 23115   
Office: 804-443-3214
Fax: 804-443-3064  

Essex County Public Schools
Dr. Tara Roane, Interim School Superintendent 
PO Box 756 
109 North Cross Street
Tappahannock 22560
Essex County School Board: 804-443-4366
Fax: 804-443-4498
Essex High School
Kimberly Parks, Principal
PO Box 1006
833 High School Circle
Tappahannock 22560   
Office: 804-443-4301
Fax: 804-443-4272  

Essex Intermediate School
Doranda Scott, Principal
PO Box 609
912 Marsh Street
Tappahannock 22560
Office: 804-443-3040
Fax: 804-443-2490  

Tappahannock Elementary School
Angela Gross, Principal
PO Box 399
205 Elementary School Circle
Tappahannock 22560   
Office: 804-443-5301
Fax: 804-443-1176  

St. Margaret's School
Cathy Sgroi, Headmistress
PO Box 158
444 Water Lane
Tappahannock 22560   
Office: 804-443-3357
Fax: 804-443-1832  

Tappahannock Junior Academy  
Kim Petersen, Principal   
Office: 804-443-5076  


Essex County is served by Rappahannock Community College's two campuses in Warsaw (7 miles) and Glenns (28 miles). Each offers programs in college preparatory, vocational, business, technical and trades. Within an hour's commuting distance of Essex are some of the finest colleges and universities in Virginia, including the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg and the University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.