St. Margaret Mary School

Providing excellence in education in the greater Harrisburg Area for over 60 years


Saint Margaret Mary School is renowned in the Harrisburg area for its academic excellence. For the past  60+ years our goal has been to provide the best possible Catholic education for every student. This goal is maintained through a dedicated faculty and staff committed to Catholic education. 


At the present time, St. Margaret Mary School maintains an enrollment of approximately 420 students. Our curriculum is based upon the graded courses of study developed by the Education Office of the Diocese of Harrisburg and approved by the State of Pennsylvania Department of Education.  Saint Margaret Mary School includes a full-day Kindergarten through 8th grade. Our early childhood program includes two days a week morning and afternoon for 3 yr olds as well as a three day a week morning and afternoon Pre-K program. Extended care is available before and after school hours from 6:30 A.M. until 5:30 PM. 

Opportunities for Excellence

Consistent with our mission, our students learn through a well-rounded curriculum including daily religion classes, computer, art, music, physical education and foreign language (Spanish). Advanced Math and Language Arts classes are offered to the 7th and 8th grades.

At St. Margaret Mary School, the children receive an excellent academic training. Education research indicates that nationwide Catholic school students consistently outperform other schools on tests for math, reading and science. The Iowa Test of Basic Skills ranking of St. Margaret Mary School confirms this research. While the graduates of St Margaret Mary School go on to excel in many area high schools the majority of our students go on to attend Bishop McDevitt High School (



Kindergarten Students Have A Special Schedule For the First Week

August 28 – August 31 – Kindergarten Students have special schedule – Dismissal each day at 11:30 (Cafeteria Door)

  • Aug. 28 – Only Boys Attend Class
  • Aug. 29 – Only Girls Attend Class
  • Aug. 30 & Aug. 31 – All Children Attend Class

Recent faculty updates include flyers from ...

  • Mrs. Mary Jo Pronio - 8/17/2017

School Events

Teacher In Service Aug 21 -25
Date: 08/21/2017

Preschool Orientation
Date: 08/22/2017
Time: 6:45-7:30
Location: Preschool Classroom – Parents Only

School Board Meeting
Date: 08/23/2017
Time: 6 PM
Location: Faculty Room

Preschool Social
Date: 08/24/2017
Time: 6:00-7:00
Location: Courtyard & Preschool Classroom- Preschool Families

Kindergarten Students have special schedule
Date: 08/28/2017

Date: 08/28/2017
Time: 10:15AM
Location: Gym

First Day of School Grades PreK-4 -8
Date: 08/28/2017

PTO Pool Party
Date: 08/31/2017
Location: Penn Colonial Pool

Labor Day Holiday
Date: 09/01/2017

September 1 & 4 – NO SCHOOL- LABOR DAY

End of Summer Bash
Date: 09/03/2017
Time: 4-8PM
Location: Postal Grounds

Alumni Open House
Date: 09/03/2017
Time: 2-3:30 PM
Location: School

Community News

Back to School Nights Scheduled

Back to School Nights have been scheduled for:

September 12 – Back to School Night grades K-4- 6:45 –(Homerooms)

September 14– Back to School Night grades 5-8 – 6:45 –(Homerooms)

August 28 – Opening Day of School – Grades PreK-4 -8

School will be opening for the 2017-18 school year on August 28th for PreK-4 through 8th grades.

Kindergarten only, will be on a special schedule -Dismissal each day at 11:30 (Cafeteria Door)

                              Aug. 28 – Only Boys Attend Class

                              Aug. 29 – Only Girls Attend Class

                              Aug. 30 & Aug. 31 – All Children Attend Class

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contact info:

St. Margaret Mary School
2826 Herr Street, Harrisburg, PA 17103

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Tel (717) 232-3771

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