St. Margaret Elementary School

227 N Narberth Avenue
Narberth, PA 19072-0190
Tel: (610)664-2640
Grades: PK-8 | 293 students
SMS, Narberth
SMS, Narberth
St. Margaret School was founded as a community based school for St. Margaret Parish in the early 1900s, in a small house behind the church.
From this time forward, the education of children flourished through caring pastors, dedicated religious and lay teachers working with the supportive families of the community.
The education and experience at St. Margaret has broadened as families from the Lower Merion and surrounding community have chosen this faith based educational opportunity with academic excellence for their children.
St. Margaret students continue to be educated by the Sisters of Mercy since inception, while maintaining Middle States Accreditation offering education for pre-kindergarten through 8th grade.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1900

Student Body

Total Students 293 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade St. Margaret Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 24 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Uniforms: Khaki pants & SMS Golf Shirt for boys; Jumper Gr 1 - 4; kilt gr 5-8)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Apr. 1 / May. 1 / rolling


Total Sports Offered 8 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Lacrosse, Track and FieldBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Field HockeyFootball,
LacrosseTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. After School Art*, After School CARES, Before School CARES, Chorus, Kids Care Club, Student Council Chorus, Kids Care Club, After School Art*,
After School CARES,
Before School CARES,
Student Council,

School Notes

  • Academics & Arts
  • Honors Math Program (4th through 8th Grade)
  • Spanish Instruction
  • Art Program
  • Integrated Curriculum
  • Technology K-8th
  • Private Instrumental Music Instruction
  • Literature Based Reading Series
  • Leadership Workshop 7th & 8th Grade
  • Library Science K to 4th Grade
  • Optional:  Chorus, Chess Club, Science Club

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school is Merion Mercy Academy (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Waldron Mercy Academy (0.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Waldron Mercy Academy (0.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Merion Station
    Merion Mercy Academy
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 484 students
    0.6 miles
    511 Montgomery Ave
    Merion Station, PA 19066
  • Merion Station
     Waldron Mercy Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: NS-8 | 561 students
    0.6 miles
    513 Montgomery Avenue
    Merion Station, PA 19066
  • Wynnewood
    Main Line Reform Temple
    Daycare / Preschool (Jewish)
    Grades: K | 54 students
    0.7 miles
    410 Montgomery Ave
    Wynnewood, PA 19096
  • Bala Cynwyd
    Childrens School At St Johns
    Daycare / Preschool (Episcopal)
    Grades: PK-KG | 53 students
    0.9 miles
    404 Levering Mill Rd
    Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
  • Wynnewood
    Grades: NS-5 | 240 students
    1 miles
    228 Old Gulph Rd
    Wynnewood, PA 19096

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