Who Are We?

St. Margaret of York Catholic School provides an education that focuses on developing the whole child: spiritually, academically, socially, artistically and physically – thus enabling students to fully utilize their God given gifts and talents to make the world a better place. Responding to the diverse needs of others in the school, community and world creates a welcoming atmosphere that values all people.

The desire to live life engaged in the Catholic faith brings about a strong partnership between the student, teacher and parent. This partnership not only promotes high expectations, but it instills an intrinsic desire to improve oneself in all facets of the individual’s development. Students learn and practice their faith through outreach projects that make a positive impact.

St. Margaret of York’s students strive for academic excellence. Critical thinking and problem solving are emphasized throughout the school. Students are challenged to apply their learning to real life situations. This commitment provides the foundation for our students to be life-long learners, creative thinkers and confident problem solvers.

The school is dedicated to integrating technology into all classrooms. Each room is equipped with an interactive whiteboard, projector, audio-visual equipment and desktop computers. In kindergarten through grade 5, Nooks, AlphaSmarts and laptops are used in our wireless environment. Grades 6 through 8 participate in a one-to-one Tablet PC program. The focus of integrating technology into all areas of a rigorous curriculum provides for a personalized learning environment and differentiated instruction for all.

With the many opportunities for academic, spiritual and social enrichment, St. Margaret of York provides a solid foundation that prepares them for success in their future endeavors allowing them to touch tomorrow today.

Our Short and Highly Successful History

In December of 1983, Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk announced that a new parish would be formed in northeast Cincinnati.  Early on, the St Margaret of York parish wanted to meet the educational needs of its families and established the first Catholic grade school in the diocese in twenty five years.  From its humble beginnings as a single kindergarten in rented space to the Education Center’s dedication in 1992, St. Margaret of York School today is home to more than 700 students from ten school districts and 14 zip codes.

In 1983  Archbishop Pilarczyk announced that a new parish would be formed in Northeast Cincinnati.  From its beginning, the parish wanted to meet the educational needs of its youth.

In 1984, the parish of Saint Margaret of York was founded and the first mass held at Kings Middle School

September 3, 1985 – the school’s first class of kindergarteners started at Saint Margaret of York School.  Classes were held in the basement of the rectory.

In 1987 – Ground Breaking ceremonies were held to build the first Church building (currently our gymnasium.)

1988 – 450 families are registered at SMOY

1991 – 700 Families in the parish

1992 – Saint Margaret of York Education Center opened. 

1994 – 8 Room addition added to the School, 1000 families present in parish

From the early 1990’s to now we continue to grow in number and faith!!

2012 - 2013, it was decided to begin a one to one tablet program for students in grades 6-8.

During the first month of the 2013-14 school year, we have installed 25 new SMARTboards, made our campus wireless and implemented the 1 to 1 tablet program for grades 6, 7, and 8.

2014 – We have 1800 families, 710 students and 50 staff members.

2014 – Awarded the National Blue Ribbon Award for Excellence by the United States Department of Education.The National Blue Ribbon Schools award honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students perform at very high levels or where significant improvements are being made in students’ levels of achievement.