News flash–there ARE schools in the City that are succeeding and thriving! It’s easy to conclude based on news reports that a great education in the City is impossible to find, but St. Margaret of Scotland School in the Shaw neighborhood continues to flourish.

St. Margaret’s, named a 2010 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education, has announced the formation of the Community Alliance for Education.

**Cardinal Glennon Foundation will work with students, parents and teachers on developing healthy eating habits and life choices.
**St. Louis University will provide college volunteers to work with students at the school while St. Margaret’s teachers will be mentors for teachers in training.
**Gateway Greening and the Missouri Botanical Garden will assist students in the Dragon’s Grove, the school’s garden, to continue the planting and harvesting throughout the school year.

This alliance will expand educational opportunities even more for St. Margaret’s students using the bountiful resources of great institutions in the City.

St. Margaret of Scotland is a diverse, urban, vibrant and inclusive Catholic community educating children pre-K through 8th grade.

While many City schools, both public and private, are struggling with declining enrollment, St. Margaret’s is dealing with the opposite situation as it works to accommodate more and more students each school year!

Debbie Monterrey


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