History

Main Building Dedication in 1960

Main Building Dedication in 1960

The History of St. Margaret Mary Catholic School

In 1954 with the assistance of the Sisters of Christian Charity, St. Margaret Mary Catholic School began with five lay teachers and three sisters teaching 252 students in kindergarten through 8th grade. When junior high was added a few years later, enrollment soared into the 500’s. In 1960, Archbishop Hurley dedicated a new ten classroom building. Later a third floor was added.

The school continued to grow slowly at first and with the support of new leadership in the 1980s, steadily. Sixty years later, St. Margaret Mary Catholic School boasts a stable enrollment of 580 students, inquiries for admission, current technology, and an experienced faculty that welcomes innovation and holds a sincere interest in the individual child. The school operates under the guidance of the Diocese of Orlando with the support of St. Margaret Mary Catholic School Church.

Along with a supportive administration and pastor, a dedicated school board and involved parents, St. Margaret Mary Catholic School is poised to meet the demands of educating children who are prepared for academic and life challenges.