St Margaret School

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St Margaret School Photo #1 - 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1900

Student Body

Total Students293 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
22%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade St Margaret School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size24 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniforms: Khaki pants & SMS Golf Shirt for boys; Jumper Gr 1 - 4; kilt gr 5-8)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineApr. 1 / May. 1 / rolling

Sports

Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Lacrosse, Track and FieldBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Field HockeyFootball,
LacrosseTrack and Field,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.After School Art*, After School CARES, Before School CARES, Chorus, Kids Care Club, 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
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    11.3 miles
    1525 Elkins Ave
    Abington, PA 19001
    (215) 887-3067
    11.3 PK-8
    224
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    Abington, PA 19001
    (215) 277-1386
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    114
  • Ambler
    Grades: K-8 | 348 students
    12.2 miles
    816 Norristown Rd
    Ambler, PA 19002
    (215) 646-4916
    12.2 K-8
    348
  • Ambler
    Grades: NS-9 | 414 students
    11.9 miles
    29 Conwell Dr
    Ambler, PA 19002
    (215) 646-0150
    11.9 NS-9
    414
  • Ambler
    Grades: PK-8 | 187 students
    10.7 miles
    260 Forest Ave
    Ambler, PA 19002
    (215) 646-6150
    10.7 PK-8
    187

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