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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.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 293 students
  • Average class size: 24 students
  • Application Deadline: Apr. 1 / May. 1 / rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Top Rankings

St. Margaret School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for:

Category
Attribute
School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1900

Student Body

Total Students
293 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
22%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade
St. Margaret School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size
24 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Uniforms: Khaki pants & SMS Golf Shirt for boys; Jumper Gr 1 - 4; kilt gr 5-8)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Apr. 1 / May. 1 / rolling

Sports

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
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 293 students
  • Average class size: 24 students
  • Application Deadline: Apr. 1 / May. 1 / rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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