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Christ-Centered Education at St. Michael School

 

St. Michael Catholic School is different from any public, private or Christian school. We are a Catholic school with a clear focus on providing a Christ-centered Catholic education through academic excellence and individual student development.

Our core values are Reverence, Leadership, and Service. Our students are called to live out their faith each and every day.

Students attend parish Mass weekly. Our St. Michael the Archangel parish priests, Fr. Doug Reed, Fr. Ryan Elder, and Fr. Dan Oschwald visit our classrooms regularly, help out at carpool, lead morning or afternoon prayers, hear confessions, and participate in faith formation and sacramental preparation for our students.

Purposeful technology integration at St. Michael Catholic School leads to academic excellence. There are Promethean Boards in all classrooms, a state-of-the art computer lab with touch-screen computers, three laptop carts for checkout, and four iPad carts. 

Students in Pre-K through Grade 8 study Spanish up to three times a week. We offer a standard and accelerated foreign language program.

All students enjoy our Art Studio, where creativity is encouraged based on the individual student's interests. Students may focus on one of four themes for their independent projects, and may use our 3D printer and computers to create models of their designs and videos. We purposefully connect art, math and science!

Developing the talents of each child is key at St. Michael School.  PLT (Professional Learning Teams) meet weekly to reinforce each child's learning needs, discuss ITBS data to customize instruction, plan cross-curricular units, seamless technology integration, and discuss best practices for learning.

Each Pre-K through Grade 5 classroom has an Instructional Teacher Assistant to help with more individualized attention, and we have Instructional Resource Assistants to help with Math and Language Arts.

St. Michael students enjoy music classes, and every child is in at least one performance a year.  Extra-curricular activities and clubs are offered to enhance the curriculum, as well as competitive athletics.

Community service is a part of student life at our school, and an opportunity for students to profess their faith through action. Examples include Brown Bag Ministry, Safety Patrol, Share Sunday, Backpack Buddies, Grade 7 Veteran's Day Breakfast, and Grade 8 independent projects based on the Corporal Works of Mercy.