As a parent of an elementary student, there are several reasons why I love St. Michael School. St. Michael’s is a warm and welcoming community; a place of faith, fellowship, and friendship. The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, share their love and joys as Disciples of Christ with the school community. The dedicated St. Michael staff and administration work together with parents to bring the school’s mission of academic and moral excellence to fruition. Together, they empower students to strive to reach their maximum potential in preparation of becoming Christian citizens and Christ’s witnesses to the world.
Numerous faith based programs are embedded in the rigorous academic curriculum offered at St. Michael’s. Disciple of Christ, Education in Virtue teaches students about the importance of living a virtuous life. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd fosters an environment where students build a strong relationship with Jesus in a very personal way. Theology of the Body provides a view of God’s love that leads to deep awareness of human dignity, identity, and purpose.
As Pope Benedict said, Catholic schools are “first and foremost…. a place to encounter the living God who in Jesus Christ reveals His transforming love and truth. ” (cf. “Spe Salvi,” 4.) St. Michael School embodies this love and truth. Melissa Smullen
Saint Michael is more than a school, it is a community. We have chosen to send all of our children to St Michael beginning at the preschool level. St. Michael offers our children an education that combines Catholic faith and teachings with academic excellence, along with a safe and respectful environment. Anonymous
St. Michael School is a community of caring families that embrace the idea of a faith filled education as the foundation of raising our children. Chris Meyers
As a catechist of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program I have the privilege of observing the relationship of the child and Jesus flourish everyday. The genuine love that the child has for our Lord is shown in the most simplistic way during their work in the Atrium.
My child’s experience in the Atrium has helped her be more attentive during Mass. Last week she said, “Look! The priest is wearing purple, that is because we are preparing for Christmas.” or She understands that Jesus is truly present during the Mass. She said, “Jesus is here with us, just like the Good Shepherd is always with His sheep.”
At St. Michael School, my children are given the tools they need to succeed spiritually, academically, and socially. The teachers are dedicated to the growth of each child in all of these areas; and as a parent, it is reassuring that our goals at home are shared in the school environment.
I have been a part of the St. Michael School community for over five years. On the first day I arrived, I was warmly welcomed by everyone. This kind of welcoming is shown to all. Our faculty and staff are very dedicated to St. Michael School and the students both academically and spiritually.
As a parent of a Kindergartner. There is no greater gift that can be given to a parent then to have your child bring home the Rosary bag for homework. This enabled us to sit at the table as a family and pray the Rosary together. To have your 6 year old child know how to pray the Rosary is a priceless gift. My child teaches me what a Saint’s day it is and what she has learned about that Saint. Her kindergarten year has been filled with a nice balance of education and learning the faith.
St. Michael’s school has empowered our children with confidence in not just their academic abilities, but more importantly in their ability to bring their Faith into everything they do. The amazing group of clergy, religious, and educators that has been brought together in this school is unlike anything else we have experienced, and the examples of how to live the Faith every day that our children get to witness is priceless. In addition to great academics, being part of the St. Michael family exposes our children to activities such as altar serving, choir, the school band, student government, and diocesan sports that are all designed to give them an opportunity to share their God given talents in a caring and supportive environment
Chris and Emily, proud parents of 3 St. Michael students
As a teacher, I know my students succeed because I get to know them well
and build a strong relationship with them. I know their strengths and
weaknesses and work toward supporting or encouraging their learning through
a variety of teaching, strategies, and modalities (and we have fun!)
As a teacher, I know my students succeed because I forge planned time
throughout my day to assist one-on-one or in small group communities for
students who need extra support or opportunities to exceed various content
areas. I take time to listen to my students and allow them to ask
questions or explain their understanding in different ways. Quite simply,
I know my students.
St. Michael is the best school for your child because it offers the perfect
combination of both academic and spiritual enrichment. Academic
expectations are high and students are given the tools they need to meet
those expectations. Spiritual growth and Catholic culture and identify are
not just an afterthought at St. Michael.
We are already seeing the fruits of our kids Catholic education at St.
Michael’s. Our two high schoolers are succeeding academically, especially
in their theology classes. It has been very reassuring watching all of our
kids grow, not only academically, but also in their faith and learning to
be true disciples of Christ- you can’t get that in just any school!
Our search for the right education for our children started well before they were born & never really stops. I can proudly say that our children attend a school that continues to constantly exceed our expectations both academically & spiritually. With such strong Catholic traditions & beliefs it’s no wonder I continue to see generations of families returning year after year. I look forward to my grandchildren continuing our tradition at St Michael School.