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 (



Summer Academics

Summer Packets for each grade as well as Supply Lists are located on the school web site on the right hand side of the main page under Summer Academics.

First Day of School

School resumes on Aug 27th for the 2018 2019 school year.

Revised Parent-Student Handbook Now Available.

Click HERE to go the the e-Files page and you will find the newly revised Parent-Student Handbook.  While you are there familiarize yourself with all the important documents readily available to be used throughout the school year.

Recent faculty updates include flyers from ...

  • Mrs. Margaret Kuntz - 8/15/2018

School Events Calendar

Preschool Orientation
Date: 08/20/2018
Time: 6:45 - 7:30 PM
Location: Preschool Classroom – Parents Only

Preschool Social
Date: 08/23/2018
Time: 6 PM - 7 PM
Location: Courtyard & Preschool Classroom- Preschool Families

Kindergarten Students have special schedule
Date: 08/27/2018

August 27 – August 30 –​ Kindergarten Students ​have special schedule – Dismissal each day at 11:30 (Cafeteria Door) Aug. 27 – Only Boys Attend Class Aug. 28– Only Girls Attend Class Aug. 29 & Aug. 30 – All Children Attend Class

Open Day Mass
Date: 08/27/2018
Time: 10:15AM
Location: Gym

First Day of School Grades PreK-4 -8
Date: 08/27/2018

Community News

Updated Parent/Student Handbook

Look for the new updated Parent/Student Handbook located in e-Files.

Father Helwig Names New Principal for 2018 2019 School Year

Mrs. Mary Jo Pronio has been selected to lead St. Margaret Mary School as its new Principal, beginning July 1, 2018.

Mrs. Fennessy Accepts New Teaching Assignment at STMM

Mrs. Jean Fennessy will fill the position of 6th Grade Homeroom teacher starting with the 2018 2019 school year.


STMM Music Man Jr.

The students of St Margaret Mary School will be performing the Music Man Jr

Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 PM in the school gym.
Tickets will be available soon

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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