Mission and Identity Statement


We educate, empower, and inspire learners within a Catholic community to lead lives of faith, achieve academic excellence, and contribute meaningfully to a global society.

Identity Statement

Benilde-St. Margaret's is a Catholic, co-educational college-preparatory school serving students in grades 7-12. Rooted in the vibrant traditions of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, the Christian Brothers, and the Order of St. Benedict, we are uniquely blessed with three charisms that guide how we teach, act, and treat one another. We develop the whole student through a rigorous curriculum, leading-edge learning experiences, extensive co-curricular opportunities, faith formation, and a robust service-learning program. We value our strong and lifelong relationships with parents, alumni, local schools, parishes, religious organizations, and the larger Benilde-St. Margaret’s community.

Value 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.