Middle School

Welcome to 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 who see the beauty and worth of all human beings. These three years are times of incredible growth for our students. Being surrounded by a community that cares for each other will build a sense of belonging and self-worth which will help them to think with their minds and their hearts throughout their lives.
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 ensure that students are known and seen, which provides a safe and nurturing environment to have high academic expectations where taking intellectual risks are encouraged. Our enrichment program ensures all students are exposed to the full breadth of a liberal arts education and have the opportunity to pursue interests beyond the core curriculum.
Watching our students grow through Upper School and successfully thrive in college and beyond provides us with continual feedback that 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 and grade-point averages. Although these are worthy goals and our students do quite well according to those measures, our program offers so much more to foster their development as people so that they can make their positive impact on others well after they leave St. Margaret’s.
With a focus on the education of the heart, the caring relationships with experienced faculty members help guide students towards the larger life lessons that will guide them throughout their lives. This critical aspect of our curriculum is certainly not delivered in the same manner as a math or English class. There is no textbook and no grade associated with these enduring lessons. They 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 meaningful 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.

Michael Allison
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.

Middle School News

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An Independent Preschool Through Grade 12 College-Preparatory Day School in Orange County California

Non-Discrimination Policy
St. Margaret's Episcopal School does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, sexual orientation or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational, admission, financial aid, hiring and athletic policies or in other school-administered programs.