A Catholic, college-preparatory school, grades 7-12
About BSM

About BSM

BSM's Mission

Benilde-St. Margaret's is a dynamic Catholic learning community which partners with parents/guardians to develop the student's highest potential in mind, body, and spirit. We offer a challenging college preparatory curriculum and a uniquely caring experience that includes faith formation, academic rigor, social responsibility, and extensive extracurricular activities. We educate leaders for a global society.

BSM's Vision

Benilde-St. Margaret's will be the school of choice, recognized for developing engaged, intelligent servant leaders.


Belief Statements

  • We believe that all students are capable of learning and of great achievements given opportunities through quality instruction. Priority is given to valuing each student as a child of God and ensuring all students achieve their potential.
  • We believe that the whole person is integral to learning. We attend to the intellectual, physical, emotional, interpersonal, and spiritual well-being of each student.
  • We believe that students learn best by actively participating in meaningful, challenging activities in a safe environment that is conducive to success and fosters creativity.
  • We believe that the world is the classroom. Technology is a tool which expands horizons and empowers students in their learning
  • We believe that spirituality permeates life and gives meaning to learning. Learning and faith formation are life-long processes in which all people need to take responsibility for their own growth in order to build the kingdom of God on earth.
  • We believe that teachers, staff, coaches, and parents share in the responsibility to provide quality instruction, model conscientious behavior, and assist students in learning to make good decisions based on Christian values.
  • We believe that diversity and multicultural education are essential components of our students' lives as we prepare them to live and work an ever-evolving, complex society.

President's Message


Thank you for your interest in Benilde-St. Margaret's School. We are the premiere Catholic, college preparatory school in the Twin Cities. At BSM, our vision is to be the school of choice recognized for developing engaged, intelligent servant leaders. We are proud of our tradition of developing leaders that go on to solve tough global problems and leaders that make ethical, faith–based decisions with the needs of others in the forefront of their minds. A key feature of the BSM experience is the focus on the well-being and development of the whole person: body, spirit, and mind. In addition to our outstanding teachers and rigorous academic programming, we offer extensive extracurricular activities, robust wellness and faith formation programming, and individualized attention in a truly caring environment.

Our spirit of community, caring, and faith comes from the charisms of our founding orders. As Catholics we believe that charisms are unique characteristics and/or missions offered for the good of God's people and that they help us create the unique culture at BSM that makes the school a truly unique learning environment.

I want to encourage you to visit Benilde-St. Margaret's School so that you can experience for yourself why our rigorous and uniquely caring environment has made us the premiere Catholic, college preparatory school in the Twin Cities.

Warm Regards,


Kevin Gyolai, Ph.D.

2501 Highway 100 South, St. Louis Park, MN 55416     952-927-4176