History of SMM
St. Margaret Mary Parish was established on June 1, 1965 and Father Timothy “Tim” Pugh was appointed Administrator. St. Margaret Mary Catholic School was opened in September 1966 with 480 students in grades kindergarten through eight. A Benedictine Sister from St. Scholastica Convent in Covington came to Slidell to help establish the school.
On January 17, 1970, Reverend Monsignor Richard L. Carroll became the second pastor of the parish. Under his leadership and that of our current pastor, Reverend Monsignor Lanaux Rareshide, the school has continued to grow and expand into what it is today, a nationally recognized school of excellence with 648 students in grades prekindergarten through eight.
St. Margaret Mary School continues its growth and proudly announces the addition of its Early Childhood Development Program for three-year-olds beginning August 2012.
Today, we continue the rich tradition of quality Catholic education at Saint Margaret Mary School. Our program is approved by the Archdiocese of New Orleans and accredited by the Louisiana State Department of Education. Our faculty is composed of more than thirty-five members. All faculty teachers at St. Margaret Mary School have Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degrees and many have Masters Degrees.