Mission and History

St. Margaret of Scotland Parish School is a diverse, urban, vibrant, and inclusive Catholic community. We provide a challenging learning environment for children, prekindergarten through eighth grade, in which they realize their academic potential and giftedness in body, mind, and spirit. Our students embody the example of our patron saint as responsible leaders and caretakers of our community through works of service and social justice.

We Believe...

Faith is Foundational

  1. As a ministry of St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church, we proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ in thought, word and deed.
  2. The Eucharist sources the Spirit of St. Margaret; we aspire to the summit of school life through our practice of the Sacraments and Works of Mercy.
  3. Catholic Social Teaching inspires our commitment to peace, reconciliation, dialogue and justice for all humankind.

Faith is Foundational

Education is a Family-School Partnership

  1. Parents are the primary educators of their children.
    Ongoing communication between family and school benefits student learning and whole-child development.
  2. Family and staff participation in school activities and organizations enhances the learning environment.
  3. Self-discipline is the base ingredient for virtue and academic progress; it can be learned and exercised at every grade level.

Education is a Family-School Partnership

All Are Welcome

  1. We provide a place of hospitality and inclusion as we live and learn within the body of Jesus Christ.
  2. Our school fosters and nurtures community.
  3. The diversity of our student body creates a rich community of learners among and between students, teachers, and families.

All Are Welcome

A Brief History

We opened our doors in 1917 to students from Kindergarten through 6th grade – 392 children – under the leadership of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. In 1920 we celebrated our first graduating class of 8th graders – 26 boys and 14 girls. In these 100 of years of educating children, we have found ourselves at our highest enrollment of just under 700 students in the 40s and 50s and our lowest enrollment of fewer than 200 hundred students in the 70s and 80s.

Today we are a school of almost 500 children, preschool through 8th grade, cared for by almost 50 dedicated staff members. As an integral part of the Shaw neighborhood, we have always enjoyed a reputation of active faith and challenging academics. As we enter into a new century of learning, we strive to live our mission and beliefs as we continue to own our reputation for active faith and challenging academics.

Please browse our website and get to know St. Margaret of Scotland School a learning community dedicated to faith and thinking for the 21st century.

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