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 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 (





Recent faculty updates include flyers from ...

  • Mrs. Jean Fennessy - 2/21/2019
  • Ms. Karen Barna - 2/21/2019
  • Mrs. Tina Solomon - 2/21/2019
  • Mrs.Johanna Byers-Pena - 2/21/2019
  • Mrs. Roberta Hamilton - 2/19/2019
  • Mrs. Robin Butts - 2/19/2019
  • Mrs. Kathleen Sullivan - 2/19/2019
  • Mrs. Karen Long - 2/17/2019

School Events Calendar

Date: 02/22/2019
Time: 8:30 AM
Location: Gym

National History Day Regional Competition
Date: 03/02/2019

CASEF Judging
Date: 03/05/2019

CASEF Awards
Date: 03/07/2019

Diocesan Geography Bee
Date: 03/13/2019
Time: NOON

County Chorus
Date: 03/30/2019
Location: Forum

Diocesan Spelling Bee
Date: 04/03/2019

ITBS testing
Date: 04/08/2019

April 8-12 - ITBS testing

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

Community News

Snow Delays and Cancellations

Please check e Envelope for important information regarding Snow Delays and Cancellations.

Open Registration for 2019/2020 School Year

Open Registration for 2019/2020 School Year will be held Feb 3rd and 10th from 1-3 PM at the school.

12TH Annual St. Margaret Mary School 5K Run/Walk

Saturday March 9th, 2019 8:30 AM is the 12th Annual St. Margaret Mary School 5K Run/Walk.  Please check e Envelope for further information.

Catholic School Week 2019

St Margaret Mary School celebrates Catholic Schools Week 2019 starting Jan 29, 2019 with many fun activities.  Some of the activities include a Faith Bee, Geography Bee, Student and Teacher Appreciation Days,  and the Scholastic Book Fair.  

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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