Parent Testimonials

I could not think of a better school environment for my daughter if I dreamed it up myself.

“From our initial interaction with St. Margaret’s to the present, so many aspects of the school have impressed us. The facilities and grounds are beautiful and well maintained. The campus feels safe and inviting. The teaching staff are outstanding. We have been so impressed by the care and concern that the teachers continue to display towards our daughter. She has thrived this year: emotionally, physically, and mentally. The teachers make themselves available for consultation in person or via email – to us and to our daughter. Even teachers that have not directly taught our daughter have availed themselves to her, being willing, for example, to assist her with a science fair project.

Another aspect that has made my daughter’s year enjoyable is her fellow students. The Grade 7 girls with whom she shared the year are a lovely group of young ladies who welcomed our daughter with open arms and hearts into their circle. Some of the girls have known each other since pre-grade one; others are students from Mexico or Asia, who are also new to the school. All the girls have been warm and enthusiastic, and simply lovely.

I could not think of a better school environment for my daughter than St. Margaret’s if I dreamed it up myself. With absolutely no hesitation, I give St. Margaret’s my wholehearted support and endorsement.”

- Parent of a Grade 7 student

We love that she sees every day that girls can do everything.

“When we thought about renewal after our daughter’s first years at SMS, one of our thinking points was, ‘It’s really an investment in her self-confidence.’  From the earliest year, she felt very comfortable with and connected to her community, not just her class, but staff, admin, the Head of School, and the residence and Senior School girls.  We love the fact that she sees every day that girls can do everything.” 

- Parent of a Grade 6 student

I believe every child has a gift, but not every school has the ability to nurture it.

“A year ago my daughter was hardly attending school; she felt disillusioned and depressed after a family crisis. A friend of ours had recently started at St. Margaret’s and they'd seen a transformation occur. We applied, and one year later my daughter has a 90% average and two Merit awards. She has just been awarded a scholarship to attend the Art Institute of Chicago this summer.

I believe every child has a gift, but not every school has the ability to nurture it. St. Margaret’s is a safe haven full of caring and experienced teachers who provide an environment in which young girls can flourish into bright young women.”

- Parent of a Grade 11 student

My daughter loves it here.  She’s excited about swimming, spelling tests and the fairies in the forest!

- Parent of Grade 1 student

My daughter was encouraged to be her true self, to be proud of who she is and her accomplishments.

“My daughter was encouraged to be her true self, to be proud of who she is and her accomplishments.  She learnt determination, compassion, independence, confidence and commitment as part of a school that values individuality.  She blossomed, as I believe all girls can blossom at SMS.” 

- Parent of an SMS Alumna

Girls flourish into self-confident, articulate, self-reliant individuals.

“The School is a wonderfully tight knit community where all the families know each other and all look out for one another.  With small class sizes and wonderful teachers, the girls flourish into self-confident, articulate, self-reliant individuals.  SMS emphasizes academics, athletics, fine arts and leadership, working to develop well-rounded women.  My daughter loves this school and is thriving here.” 

- Parent of a Grade 5 student

Because when I drop my daughter off it feels like I’m dropping her at a friend’s house.  A friend who teaches, counsels, mentors, nurses and, above all, cares.

- Parent of a Grade 2 student

St. Margaret’s is as passionate about our daughter as we are.

At SMS our daughter is granted the freedom to become an artist, the challenge to become a scientist and the accountability to become a leader. St. Margaret’s is as passionate about our daughter as we are.

- Parent of a Grade 2 student

Being at SMS gave my daughter the confidence and academic skills she needed to go on and become a successful adult.  It was the best decision we ever made.

- Parent of an SMS Alumna

I have never had more respect for teachers since knowing those at St. Margaret’s.

“I know with confidence that [my daughter] is safe, happy and being nurtured like she is one of the family. The teachers and staff at SMS are exceptional and I have never had more respect for teachers since knowing those at St. Margaret’s. The SMS community of girls, staff and families is unparalleled.” 

- Parent of a Grade 6 student

Nothing is a substitute for experiencing it yourself.

“‘Better felt than telt.’ It’s one thing hearing or reading about something but nothing is a substitute for experiencing it yourself. Some things, feelings especially, are almost impossible to put to words. I could describe how I feel but you’re unlikely to experience my emotion. Visit the school, it speaks for itself…”   

- Parent of a Grade 5 student