Education at St. Margaret Mary

Education is an important part of our parish. Along with our Pre-K through 8th school and Marian Central Catholic High School, we have Religious Education for children Pre-K-5, Faith Groups for 6-8, and Youth Ministry for Junior High & High School students.

St. Margaret Mary Catholic School  (Pre-K through 8th Grade)

Are you in search of a “Values-based Education” for your child? One that teaches your children not the three, but the FOUR Rs… Reading, WRiting, ARithmetic and Righteousness? An education that will put your child a step ahead on a shining path to High School, College and Success on both Societal and Spiritual levels? St. Margaret Mary Catholic School is exactly what you are looking for!

Marian Central Catholic High School

Marian Central Catholic High School is a college preparatory Catholic school. Marian shares with the parents and parishes of the McHenry Deanery in the teaching mission of the Church. Our school provides students with an education infused with Catholic Christian values designed to promote religious, spiritual, intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development.

Religious Education (Grades Preschool – HS)

Catholic families who choose to send their children to one or our community public schools must also choose religious education for their children. Parish families are invited and encouraged to enroll their children in our parish Religious Education (RE) Program (formerly known as Catechism class or CCD).

St. Margaret Mary Religious Education (RE) consists of our GATHER Family RE Program, findingGODtogether (which is also Baptism, Reconciliation and First Communion for children in the 3rd grade or above), Youth Ministry, and Vacation Bible School. Sacramental Preparation also takes place through these programs.

Sacramental Preparation

Sacramental Preparation is provided through our education programs. Elementary Religious Education prepares children in 2nd grade for their First Confession and First Communion. Preparation for Confirmation is provided by our Youth Ministry to students in the 9th grade.

Parish Youth Ministry (For Grades 6th – 12th)

So many exciting things are happening at St. Margaret Mary Youth Ministry that they cannot be contained in this paragraph! Check out SMMYM.ORG to discover all the opportunities for Middle & High School youth at St. Margaret Mary Parish.