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 (



2nd Annual Spring Festival

June 8, 2019 from 6-9 PM on the grounds of the church.  

Special Message for Parents in Grades 5-8

St. Margaret Mary School will be participating in the Safe2Say Something, a youth violence prevention program run by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General.  Please refer to e-Envelope for the Parent Letter for more information.  You can also access the Safe 2 Say Something web site at: for further information.

Recent faculty updates include flyers from ...

  • Mrs. Diane Memmi - 5/24/2019
  • Mrs.Johanna Byers-Pena - 5/23/2019
  • Mrs. Tina Solomon - 5/23/2019

School Events Calendar

Memorial Day No School
Date: 05/27/2019

Last Day for 8th Grade
Date: 05/29/2019

School Mass
Date: 05/30/2019
Time: 10:15 AM
Location: Gym

8th Grade Dance Following Graduation
Date: 05/31/2019
Location: Cafeteria

8th Grade Graduation
Date: 05/31/2019
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Church

School Picnic
Date: 06/03/2019
Time: 11:30 AM
Location: Parking Lot & Little Valley

Awards Assembly, Grades 1-7
Date: 06/03/2019
Time: 10 AM
Location: Gym

Date: 06/04/2019

Last Day of School Early Dismissal (No Central Dauphin bus transportation at dismissal
Date: 06/05/2019

Closing Mass
Date: 06/05/2019
Time: 10:15 AM
Location: Gym

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

Community News

2nd Annual Spring Festival

Plan to attend the 2nd Annual Spring Festival for St Margaret Mary School.  The event will be held June 8th on the church grounds at 2800 Paxton Church Road from 6-9 PM.  Some events include 50/50 drawing, face painting, snow cones, photo booth, bingo, bake sale, entertainment and more.  

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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