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  70+ 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 330 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 (



New Parent Portal Coming Soon!

Attention Parents! A new parent portal is being prepared for use in the coming school year.  Watch for an email with all the latest information.  If you are not sure your contact information is up to date please contact the school office to be sure you don't get left out.

Stay Sharp & Be Ready in the Fall

We have put together grade appropriate materials to help both our parents and students get a fast start in the fall!  Make sure to check out the Summer Academics page for more information.

Recent faculty updates include flyers from ...

  • Mrs. Diane Memmi - 7/9/2019

School Events Calendar

Preschool Orientation
Date: 8/19/2019
Time: 6:45 PM
Location: Preschool Classroom

Faculty Staff Retreat
Date: 8/19/2019
Location: Holy Name of Jesus

Teacher In-Service Days
Date: 8/20/2019

School Board Meeting
Date: 8/21/2019
Time: 6 PM
Location: Faculty Room

Preschool Social
Date: 8/22/2019
Time: 6 PM
Location: Courtyard & Preschool Classroom

Kindergarten Only Boys Attend Class
Date: 8/26/2019

School Mass
Date: 8/26/2019
Time: 10:15 AM
Location: Gym

Opening Day of School
Date: 8/26/2019

First Day of School
Date: 8/26/2019

The first day of the 2019 - 2020 school year is August 26, 2019.

Kindergarten Only Girls Attend Class
Date: 8/27/2019

For additional info on school activities visit the Calendar Events page.

Community News

Join us for the Annual Back to School Party

Plan to attend the August 30, 2019 Back to School Pool Party.  More information, check e Envelope.

Get all the details on the News to Know page

contact info:

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

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