Our children absolutely love going to the school. It really is a second home for them, and they view it as "their" community. They have already figured out that you get out of the school what you put in, and as such, are active in all facets of school life. We wouldn't change anything about how the school delivers opportunities for students to participate in the life of the school. This is one of the absolute strengths of the school--it really is a community that all can be a part of.
All 3 of our daughters enjoy going to school at St. Margaret's. They enjoy and appreciate the friends they have made and love their teachers. It's a smaller sized school (approx. 350 students from K -Gr. 12) which has given rise to a tight knit school community which makes our girls feel secure in their learning environment. Parents know each other, teachers know the girls and the leadership and administration know the families. This gives everyone a sense of belonging.
At St. Margaret’s School, students have the option of becoming Student Ambassadors. This means when potential new students and their families, like you, come visit, students as oppose to teachers, are able to give tours throughout campus and offer their own opinions and thoughts on school life. When touring, I would most likely show the wellness center which was just recently built. With a wide variety of equipment and an inspirational quote on the back wall, the weight room is motivating and has a positive energy to it.
Our daughter loves everything about her school. She is proud to attend and seems very happy on a daily basis.
SMS is a safe campus. I often dropped my daughter at school very early on my way to work. She was welcome and safely studied during that time (or met with teachers for help.) The standard of teaching is excellent - the focus is on pedagogy and student experience. There was not a sense of 'teach to the test'. At parent-teacher meetings it was evident the teachers genuinely knew and cared about my daughter. My final thought to leave with prospective parents is the value of a single-ed. environment. My daughter entered co-Ed university this year with the confidence to take leadership roles in the student body, speak-up in class, and advocate for others. I credit her time at SMS for this strength of character.