All Archdiocesan high schools and elementary schools are accredited as a system through AdvancED. Each school is evaluated based on the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools.

Attendance Policies

Regular attendance is considered essential for learning at Saint Margaret School. Students need to develop the work habits and responsibilities required of all of us as we go through life.

Extended Day Care

Extended Day Care (EDC) is offered to enrolled SMS students on regularly-scheduled, full school days for the benefit of working parents.  We provide a safe, nurturing environment and a staff that is dedicated to providing the best care for your children.  We are accredited with a Letter of Compliance from the State of Maryland Office of Child Care.

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Home & School Association

Saint Margaret School is uniquely blessed in the viability of its Home and School Association.

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Parent Volunteering

The mission of our school is to work with the parents in order to educate the students. There are numerous areas and activities where parents may volunteer to help the school. Parent volunteering opportunities exist both during the school day and outside of school hours. It is hoped that each family can find some area or activity to meet this need.

With our longstanding commitment in mind, all parishes and Archdiocesan Catholic schools use VIRTUS (formerly Shield the Vulnerable), a compliance management system that allows all parishes and schools to facilitate compliance with Archdiocesan child protection requirements for all volunteers who work with minors, employees, and clergy.

Positive School Environment

To foster a positive school environment where all students are educated in a safe and caring atmosphere, all Archdiocesan schools will follow established procedures for prevention and intervention for bullying, harassment, or intimidation.

Positive Behavioral Intervention & Supports (PBIS) has been implemented in every Archdiocesan elementary and high school to enhance academic and social behavior outcomes for all students.



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Weather Policy

During inclement weather conditions, SMS follows the Harford County Public Schools early dismissal, late opening, and full-day closing decisions. As noted in the School Handbook, this information is announced by WBAL radio and TV stations.