« Back to compare
/ / School Profile
Winter Park, FL
Students enrolled: 575
Before care: No

Contact this school

142 East Swoope Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789

(407) 644-7537
Nearby homes for sale
Map of St. Margaret Mary Catholic School address.

July 21, 2014
I think everyone should go to this school. I love this school feels like family and the friends and teachers you meet turn into lifelong relationships. I think my school could improve the gym it's so small and short.

- submitted by a community member

June 08, 2013
We had a "fair to good" experience at SMM. The environment improved when the principal finally retired about 6+ years ago. We have noted less emphasis and favortism to the wealthy families. The administration needs to evaluate the junior high staff as I think they are not preparing students adequately for high school. (Social studies and English). Though, the junior high Math and Biology exceed expectations. We may transfer our elementary student if changes are not made. Teacher quality in the lower grades is excellent, thus the reason for the 5 stars. I would give only 3 stars to junior high.

- submitted by a parent

May 25, 2013
My school is excellent. I am a student in fifth grade,my teacher, Mrs.Martin, has taught me so much! If a parent says the teacher can't get control of the classroom it doesn't mean that. It's called the students aren't obeying her. Our school is very excepting and the teachers really get to know you! No better school than this.

- submitted by a community member

June 11, 2011
This school is excellent. We are not Catholic but we would not send our kids anywhere else. We have friends at Park Maitland, Parke House Academy, and Lake Highland Prep. They complain that the first two have too much politics with parents trying to influence administration so their kids get into the classes that have limited class size. As working parents we don't have time to spend trying to go to school meetings, hob nobbing with the principal. Lake Highland expects parents to donate heavily from what we've heard. At SMM, we don't deal with any politics, the teachers really care, and I don't worry that other kids get a leg up because they donate or sit in on school commit ties.

- submitted by a parent

September 21, 2010
I am a content parent of children at St. Margaret Mary. My comments here are regarding the previous review written March 2010. This confused parent must be discussing a different Catholic school. SMM did not lose many students last year; in fact this present 2010-2011 school year has 100% capacity with a waiting list. The tuition did not increase. Our amazing principal is extremely dedicated to our school and she is NOT a man.

- submitted by a parent

March 26, 2010
I am very proud to be an alumni from St. Margaret Mary. The teachers have not only challenged and encouraged me in academics, but aslo prepared me as a leader for the real world. I went into high school feeling strong because of the quality education the faculty and staff provided.

- submitted by a student
no rating
October 03, 2009
Great teachers and curriculum

- submitted by a parent

October 29, 2008
SMM is a terrific school. There's no other way to say it. I grew up and attended public school many years ago in another state, in a time and place many today yearn for as a Paradise Lost. Well, I can tell you, as do the parents who have written here in late October, 2008, that SMM excels in every category. My two sons are challenged daily, just as they challenge us daily. The academics are rigorous, the teachers demanding. They are setting expectations for the future and expecting the students to meet them. The administration is very strong and the parental involvement pervasive. The students are happy and genuinely like being there. The school really can't be beat and I couldn't want more from it. My kids are getting at least as good an education as I did; that's rare today.

- submitted by a parent

October 25, 2008
I am a new parent and an old student of SMM. I graduated from SMM a long long time ago and now my daughter is a Kindergarten student. What I love about the school is while the building has changed, for the better, they now have air conditioning, computer labs and an athletic field some things have not changed. SMM still has high academic standards, a strong sense of community and a commitment to social justice. I am so proud of this school with its rich history and I am really looking forward to seeing how my daughter will be formed by this experience.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 11, 2008
Not happy at all. Some teachers are great; others lack in many areas. The administration refuses to listen to parents or address teacher issues. We are looking for another school for our straight A student, where we can have more consistent teaching and a more cooperative staff.

- submitted by a parent

March 31, 2007
The sports program is amazing at St. Margaret Mary. The girls track and soccer teams are some of the best. And the boys basketball team is pretty good as well. The dedication and good sportsmanship they teach us will be with me though my whole life.

- submitted by a student

September 08, 2006
The environment at S.M.M. is safe and nourturing. However, there are several teachers who are disorganized and lack control of their class rooms. Rather than address these problems, the administration ignores and covers up the problems.

- submitted by a parent

June 07, 2004
St. Margaret Mary Catholic School gives of a wonderful welcoming feel to new students. The children learn in a strictly fun environment. The physical education class is well rounded. Kids play a number of sports such as badminton, football, basketball, etc. In the art class, the kids get to make christmas ornaments and puppets. In the music, you learn all the keys and the students even get to perform in an advent concert. Overall this is the most well-rounded school I have ever attended. It's a shame we had to move to another state.

- submitted by a student

September 09, 2003
Our children attended St.Margaret Mary several years ago. We were happy and pleased with the school and as parents with no children attending still [are] proud of the school. It was because of the wonderful teachers and science program that enticed [my] daughter into going into medicine. She is now a practicing MD in Peds, in Washington state. Me son learned great leadership and discipline and now owns 3 restaurants in Buck Head GA.

- submitted by a parent

Profile Completeness


Want to improve this school’s profile? You can!

All schools on GreatSchools begin with BASIC completeness, which includes important information like contact details and test scores. It’s up to the school community to take the next steps. As a parent or community member, you can share what you know with other families by writing a review or answering a few questions about what the school offers. As a school leader, you can upload photos, describe school programs, and more with an Official school profile.

The completeness meter moves to INTERMEDIATE, then ADVANCED, and finally HONOR ROLL as you complete the following: 10 or more reviews, at least 1 photo, and 9 program questions parents find helpful.

Want to improve this school's profile?
for Parents
for Schools
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »


Nearby homes for sale


Last modified: November 03, 2014

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.

GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2015 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

St. Margaret Mary Catholic School
142 East Swoope Avenue, Winter Park, FL  32789
(407) 644-7537
Last modified St. Margaret Mary Catholic School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
St. Margaret Mary Catholic School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top