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Principal's Welcome

Stephanie Nitchals Headshot

Welcome to Benilde St. Margaret’s Senior High School, an institution with a rich history and innovative reputation. To be a Red Knight means putting your faith into action and making the world a better place through your leadership and ingenuity.

Here, you will find a rich faith experience, classes for all interests and ability levels, and opportunities to explore your own passions. We offer 23 AP classes, College in Schools classes from the University of Minnesota, and entrepreneurial opportunities with many outside businesses and organizations. This means no student is bound by the limitations of a high school program but can instead thrive, discover, and feed their imagination and creativity.

BSM is a special place with passionate faculty, visionary leadership, and engaged families. Each plays a crucial role in the education of our students who are driven to succeed – inspiring, motivating, and providing the optimal setting for excellence. We are a community working towards the common good for all students and our world.

Each day we start with a prayer that blends two of our three charisms (Lasallian and Sisters of St Joseph) saying, “Let us remember, that we are in the holy presence of God, and that we love our dear neighbor without distinction.” These are more than words, drawn from our rich history - they remind both students and faculty of our shared responsibility to center ourselves in the work of God and care for our neighbors. Regardless of faith tradition or academic achievements, each student can only reach their full potential while also caring for those around them.

BSM is proud that more than 90% of our students are involved and active in at least one sport or after school activity. This reflects the diverse interests and talents of our students, making BSM such an interesting and exciting place to be every day.

In the classroom, students are challenged to think critically. To become leaders, students need the right motivation and guidance to know how applying knowledge can help them synthesize their own ideas in new and creative ways to be articulate and able to thrive in the real world.

Our graduates are some of the world’s great leaders from judges to doctors, to inventors and advocates for those less fortunate, professional athletes and even an astronaut. The sky really is the limit at BSM, and we feel blessed to walk with each student on their journey into the world.

Thank you for your interest in BSM. We hope you will give us the opportunity to share many more of the wonderful things happening in our school by coming to visit and helping you find the right place for your student here, among our Red Knights.


Stephanie Nitchals
BSM Senior High Principal


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