Challenges to Excel

The Middle Years Program at St. Margaret’s School (SMS) engages students in Grades 5 – 8 in a unique set of opportunities to address the development and learning needs of girls at this critical stage of growth. We provide our girls with the foundations for success: challenges to excel, experiences that inspire, and preparation for the future. Ready to Apply? Visit Admissions.

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  • Global Learning; Future Focused: With a goal of equipping girls with the tools to achieve success in a changing global society, the Skills block in our middle school program provides girls with in-class opportunities to gain a wide variety of life skills.
  • Unique and Diverse Educational Experience for Girls: The Innovations block in the Middle Years gives each girl designated in-class time to explore a subject that captures their personal interest.
  • Student-Driven Learning: Students get a voice and choice in not only what subjects and courses they want to pursue, but also in shaping the future of the Middle Years Program through ongoing discussions on the future of the program.
  • Character Building: Providing girls at this age with a balance of independence and coaching, they have an opportunity to develop the traits that will shape them into the women they become.
  • Leading from Within: Girls learn to lead by having opportunities to join student government and steering committees, as well as through participation in their Leadership courses.
  • Personal Growth: Girls have a chance to explore a wide variety of middle school level classes and courses, which equips them the experience and tools to make better decisions in their Senior Years.

Middle Years Brochure

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School Profile 2017-18

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NCGS All-Girls Brochure

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“The school has been an exceptionally welcoming environment for our family. Perhaps most importantly our children have felt they were an important part of the school community from their first day at school. Our children love the school grounds, with its sizeable woodlot and fields for play, the technology enabled classrooms and the care and attention that both teachers and administrators display.”

Anthony Lanni, Parent