St. Margaret Mary School

Celebrating 70 Years Providing Excellence in Education in the Greater Harrisburg Area


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 230 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 Renaissance Star Testing 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 (

Our hearts are filled with joy to have our Spartan family back together playing and learning. Here's to a wonderful 2023-2024 school year filled with possibilities. 



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School Events Calendar

Christmas Pageant
Date: 12/14/2023
Location: Bishop McDevitt High School

Student Council Christmas Dance for grades 7 & 8
Date: 12/15/2023
Time: 7-9 pm
Location: Cafeteria

Date: 12/15/2023
Time: 8:30 am
Location: Gym

PTO Brunch in Bethlehem
Date: 12/21/2023
Location: Cafeteria

Teacher afternoon in-service
Date: 12/22/2023
Time: 12 noon

Dismissal at Noon - No Central Dauphin Bus Transportation Home
Date: 12/22/2023
Time: 12 noon

Christmas Prayer Service
Date: 12/22/2023
Time: 11
Location: Gym

Date: 12/23/2023

School Reopens
Date: 1/3/2024

Penance Retreat
Date: 1/10/2024

Community News

November Service Project from the Student Council is Food Drive

The Student Council Service Project for November is a Food Drive to benefit the Food Pantry at OLBS.

Get all the details on the News to Know page

contact info:

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

Contact via email using:
Tel (717) 232-3771
Fax (717) 232-0776

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