Academics

Middle School

Welcome to the St. Margaret’s Middle School. Our Middle School program is designed to provide opportunities for students to engage in activities that support their growth as learners, leaders and compassionate members of the community.
 
At St. Margaret’s, we believe early adolescents should be exposed to a rich and vibrant program that enables them to explore challenges in diverse arenas. Our students thrive through their participation in academic, athletic, artistic and leadership programs. Small class sizes raise academic expectations for each student while our enrichment program ensures all students are exposed to the full breadth of a liberal arts education.
 
As an alumna of St. Margaret’s, I can personally attest to the way our Middle School prepares students for the academic challenges of high school and university life. Yet, we are careful to measure the success of our students in more significant ways than test scores, grade-point-averages and top-notch college acceptances. Although these are worthy goals and our students do quite well according to those measures, our program offers so much more to foster the development of the whole child.
 
Through caring relationships with experienced faculty members, students learn the larger life lessons found in learning, leading and serving. This critical aspect of our curriculum is certainly not delivered in the same manner as a math or English class. There is no text book, no grade and no set curriculum. These enduring lessons are delivered through authentic relationships, through learning from mistakes, through active self-reflection and mentoring conversations. Ultimately, our purpose is to work closely with students and their families to develop appropriate independence, resiliency and the skills necessary to pursue a life of learning, leadership and service.
 
Thank you for your interest in St Margaret’s Episcopal School. Please feel welcome to contact us for additional information as you consider our Middle School program for your family.
 
Sincerely,

Jeannine Clarke'87
Middle School Principal

Middle School Creed

We are committed to honesty, justice, and learning.
 
We respect the dignity and worth of all human beings; their thoughts, feelings, and their individuality.
 
We seek to celebrate and share the joy and creativity that emanate from the love of God.
 
We strive to be responsible and contributing members of our families, our school community, and the world.

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An independent preschool through grade 12 college-preparatory day school in Orange County.
St. Margaret’s Episcopal School
31641 La Novia Avenue
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
949.661.0108