St. Margaret of Scotland School About Us

In the end, it’s the beginning that counts.


St. Margaret of Scotland school has been developing great students and great people from its original building in South St. Louis since 1918.  Located in the heart of historic Shaw Neighborhood, our school attracts a diverse population from various backgrounds and persuasions.

We are a ministry of our home parish, St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church, part of the Archdiocese of St. Louis. We are accredited by the National Nonpublic School State Accrediting Association.

The St. Margaret of Scotland school mission has always been to provide an outstanding learning environment in which children are challenged to meet their potential and recognize their gifts in mind, body, and spirit.  We focus upon each child as an individual with unique strengths and talents, reaching out to each one at his or her own intellectual level.  In 2010, we earned the much-coveted, national honor of being named a Blue Ribbon school of excellence.

Our enrollment also includes 20-30%, non-Catholic students.  The reason is both simple and profound:  their parents know that St. Margaret’s offers an exceptional education rooted in the teachings of Jesus Christ and abiding respect for fellow human beings.

We are the Spirit of St. Margaret! Meet our pastor and school leadership here, and learn more about our outstanding educators here.

Visit us in person during a tour arranged through our administrative assistant by calling 314-776-7837, or join us at any of our after school or weekend activities. For dates and times of upcoming events view our Calendar.

St. Margaret of Scotland School By the Numbers

Years of excellence in Catholic education and stronger than ever
Families served from more than 25 ZIP codes in St. Louis metro area
World languages (Spanish, French, Russian) offered
Brand-new middle school – the first free-standing Catholic school built in the city since 1950
Graduates accepted into their first-choice high school
National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence


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