Great Offerings

May 18-24, 2006
Great Offerings
By St. Margaret’s School staff
St. Margaret’s School in Mattydale Excels In and Out of the Classroom

Academic Excellence

Educating mind, heart, and spirit is the essence of Catholic education. At St. Margaret’s School, every child receives a strong academic foundation with an emphasis on morals and values. St. Margaret’s is proud of its long-standing tradition of academic excellence.

Academic Highlights:
• Small class size (Average size = 18)
• Outstanding New York State exam scores
• Exceptional, highly qualified and certified teachers
2005 NYS Test Results:
• 100% passing on the ELA exam
• 92% passing on the Math exam
• 100% passing on the Social Studies exam

Student programs

St. Margaret’s Elementary School offers many activities and programs for students of all ages, including the following:
• Pre-K program — half or full day (3-5 year olds)
• Full day kindergarten
• Onsite tutoring and academic intervention services
• Chorus, band, piano, and instrumental music lessons
• Alcohol-Drug Abuse Prevention Education Program (ADAPEP) counselor and D.A.R.E. program
• Before school and after school care
• Summer day camp
• Karate, dance, and cheerleading programs
• Intramural and interscholastic sports programs
• Busing from all area school districts

Pre-k program

At St. Margaret’s School, the developmental preschool program focuses on children’s physical, social, emotional, and academic growth.
Pre-K Highlights:
• Fun, active, hands-on learning
• Developmental curriculum including communication skills, literacy, and daily physical activity
• Introduction of letters, words, numbers, shapes, colors, patterns, and more!
• Art, music, physical education, library, computer, and religion classes built into the program
• Creative learning environment for 3-5 year olds
• Bright, spacious, renovated classrooms!
Daily activities include circle time, arts and crafts, story-time, fine and gross motor activities, expressive/free play, and outdoor fun.


For over 50 years, St. Margaret’s School has provided a strong academic program built on faith, values, and morals. The school is a Christ-centered community whose educators are dedicated to “teach as Jesus taught.” Daily faith experiences are evidenced by the following:
• Morning prayers, school liturgies, and special prayer services planned and presented by students
• Parish priests actively involved in sacramental programs and school activities
• Strong connections to community groups such as Hospice, local nursing homes, and the diocesan Human Development office.
• Monthly community service projects to benefit many local organizations.

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