Our History

Queen Margaret’s School was founded by Miss Norah Creina Denny and Miss Dorothy Rachel Geoghegan in 1921. These two women taught individually before they were brought together, and a common interest in Guides helped establish their lifelong friendship. When they took the first step to open their own school, they had little idea what the future held for either of them.

Miss Denny and Miss Geoghegan wanted to provide a solid education for anyone willing to come to their school. They wanted to teach students service, integrity and pride—both in themselves and the school—and faith in themselves.

Since 2008, Queen Margaret’s School has embarked on a series of improvements and building projects that reflect best practices in the ever-evolving educational landscape. The Primary Centre (2008), Rowantree Hall (2009), The Learning Centre Phase I (2014), the ECE Centre (2020), The Learning Centre Phase II (2021), and The Sports Hall (2022) are the latest dedicated instructional spaces to be constructed. Each of these buildings is characterized by natural light and materials, fostering innovation and creativity. They are inspirational environments where students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 can collaborate and develop the skills needed to become lifelong learners.

Graduates of Queen Margaret’s School recognize they have been given great opportunities and have gone on to achieve tremendous accomplishments. All of the school’s graduates achieve post-secondary school admission, often with scholarship offers. Many of our graduates go on to study humanities, the arts, engineering, science and business. By combining enriched educational experiences with unique programs such as leadership and service, Queen Margaret’s School prepares students not just for university, but for life.

The character, tone and spirit of a school do not depend on fine buildings but on people themselves. Back in 1921, Miss Denny and Miss Geoghegan wanted to show all students who came under their care how to reach their potential, both academically and socially. Though much has changed over the past 100+ years, the spirit of our Founders’ vision is still embedded in our strategic plan: We prepare trailblazers..no two journeys are the same.

International Partner Schools

We are honoured to have strong partnerships with international schools around the world with whom we can exchange ideas and build global understanding and friendships.

  • Queen Margaret’s School, Escrick Park, York, England
  • Jogakkan Junior & Senior High School, Tokyo, Japan
  • Kichijo Girls School, Tokyo, Japan
  • Colegio Frances del Pedregal, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Uniwise Bilingual School, Dongguan, China