Testimonials

My first encounter with St. Margaret Mary was meeting 8th graders and their parents as they visited the emergency shelter where I worked; as part of their Confirmation preparation, 8th graders explore the needs and opportunities for service in the community. This “Urban Plunge” is one of many faith formation pieces that SMMA offers to prepare students to live out their lives as the hands, feet, and heart of Jesus.

Throughout the last 20 years, all six of our children attended (one still there!) SMMA where they received an education that prepared them for academic success. SMMA offers excellence in math, science, and language skills; the innovation lab and coding class integrate cutting edge technology to meet the changing needs of our students.

Our kids appreciated being challenged by their teachers to become their best possible selves; they especially enjoyed the regular visits from our priests who genuinely want each of the students to experience the true joy that being a Catholic brings.

Our parish is blessed with an adoration chapel with volunteers around the clock, 24/7. I truly believe that this perpetual adoration brings showers of blessings down on our students, teachers, staff, and the entire parish.

Our youngest is an SMMA student today, and we are blessed to have her learning and growing in the SMMA community. I highly recommend SMMA for parents who desire an excellent, Catholic education where their children are truly cared for, valued, and respected.

– Brandy Yarbrough

Our family has felt welcomed by the SMMA community from the time we toured the school. The amount of time Mrs. Freiling devoted to our tour was amazing, as was her connection with the students and teachers. The communication between home and school is phenomenal, we truly could not speak more highly of it. In regard to academics, instruction is data driven and the innovation lab provides our children the opportunity to be on the cutting edge of technology. The Guardian Angel program, which is designed to welcome and educate new families, has been extremely helpful in making us feel like a part of the SMMA family. Parishioners take a very active role in everything from sports to social events and fundraising, which only increases the sense of community. St. Margaret Mary Alacoque has surpassed every expectation we had upon entering the parish.

– Meghan Bohac

Faith, academic excellence, and community are the heart of St Margaret Mary Alacoque School. Everyday my children are challenged and encouraged by the faculty and staff. I am amazed at the progressive curriculum opportunities for even the youngest of learners. Coding, foreign language, and differentiated instruction are a part of my children’s educational experience at St. Margaret Mary Alacoque School. In addition, the rich tradition of the Catholic faith and core academics is what makes St. Margaret Mary Alacoque the perfect school for all learners to grow in faith and knowledge.

– Dr. Meghan Bohac

From the moment I walked into SMMA, I felt at home. Everyone has been so welcoming, and kind! We transferred this year from another parish, and couldn’t be happier here! All of the staff is very professional, and helpful.

– Linda Ederle

My family has been part of the St. Margaret May Alacoque parish and school for the past 20 years. By the spring of this year, eight of my children will have graduated form the school.My twin grand daughters also began this year in the preschool. SMMA has become
our second home. I love seeing the school continue to grow in excellence in the areas of academics including the spiritual development of our Catholic faith for our children. I feel that at SMMA not only have my children grown academically, but they have truly been shown how to reach out to others in our community and globally to be the hands, heart and feet of Jesus.

– Linda