Academics

Enrichment at St. Margaret

  • Mindfulness is taught bi-weekly by teachers certified in the practice 
and art of mindfulness; it is practiced daily by all teachers and students.
  • World Languages is a must in any school. Spanish is taught from preschool through 5th grade and is a choice for students in middle school, as is Russian or French.
  • As a diverse, urban school, we place a special emphasis on Inclusion and Diversity. Our coordinator plans many activities throughout the year, including heritage prayer services, a Day of the Dead altar, Anti-Defamation League and No Place for Hate programs, and a Festival of Nations.
  • The Teen Outreach Program (Wyman Foundation) is taught in our middle school emphasizing a healthy lifestyle for teens and opportunities to learn from serving others.
  • Technology is a tool used for engaging thinking and learning that advances with the students as they mature from preschool through 5th grade, until in middle school when the students and the laptops are 1-1.
  • Our School Library operated by volunteers is a favorite among our students in preschool through 5th grade, with occasional visits even from among middle school.
  • The Fine Arts are a high priority at SMOS, and all children get the opportunity to participate in weekly art lessons and bi-weekly music lessons. Additionally, children learn ballroom dancing in Grade 5, can join the choir beginning in Grade 4, and can participate in the Bellarmine Speech League in middle school.
  • Nature and environment are taught through outdoor play, working in the Dragon’s Grove Garden, and programs with The Greenhouse Venture.

Extracurriculars at St. Margaret

  • Athletics at St. Margaret of Scotland is an after school and weekend program that includes children from preschool through 8th grade, offering opportunities for almost every sport from soccer to chess. Special to this parish-run organization is the inclusion of children from St. Louis Public Schools, Charter Schools, and other parish Catholic schools. Playing sports together allows children in the city to learn team-building skills, to broaden their friendships, and to prepare to live in a diverse world.
  • Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts are available to students in the school, parish, and community, and are led by parent volunteers.
  • Suzuki Violin is offered to incoming preschool and kindergarten students; our program now goes through 5th grade with over 125 students.
  • Lego Robotics is an after-school activity led entirely by volunteers for students from kindergarten through 8th grade.
  • Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based positive youth development program designed to develop and enhance girls’ social, psychological and physical competencies.
  • Students in middle school (grades 6-8) have the opportunity to participate in creating the school yearbook, given to all students at the end of the school year.
  • Students in grades 7-8 can audition to perform in the Spring Musical, held on alternating years.