St. Michael Catholic School Testimonials
From Parents during the 2022-2023
There is no school that compares to the Catholic education our children are getting at St. Michaels. The rigor and depth of the curriculum, as well as the variety of things our children are learning is unparalleled. We appreciate the Catholicism interwoven with all aspects of learning and the impact on our children's whole development. -Cassell Family (Grades 4 and 6)
Our family could not be more pleased with the education our son is receiving at St. Michael’s. The love and care he is shown each and every day by so many people are amazing. The education, both inside and outside the classroom, is second to none. His spirituality has grown so much since he was in kindergarten here. There is nowhere else we would want to be. McNeish Family (Grade 4)
We have had such a great experience at St. Michaels. Between the education quality, the values instilled, the wonderful families and peers our children are exposed to, there are just so many positives! -Falato Family (Grades 4 and 6)
St. Michael's caring teachers and staff go above and beyond on behalf of our children to ensure that they are well taken care of and learn the skills needed for critical thinking, academic excellence, and personal growth. Along with excellent academics, St. Michael provides for even more growth with extra-curricular activities, and individual and team sports programs. We have been very happy with our boys attending St. Michael, and feel confident that they will be equipped with the skills, in their faith and academics, to succeed and make a positive impact beyond St. Michael the Archangel Catholic School.
-Carlin Family (Grades 7 and 5)
We have been really pleased with how our two daughters are doing well in school, both academically and spiritually! The school is more of a community, which is something I don't think can be readily found in public schools. There is also the added benefit of having them further understand what it means to be a Roman Catholic full-time, for in school, they can see everyone practice their faith rather than just seeing it part-time when they come home at the end of the day and on the weekends with us or in Sunday mass. Additionally, we love how St. Michaels focuses on character strengths throughout the year and try to help them understand how to apply these traits to how they treat each other, family, and friends. - Olsen Family (Grades 3 & 7)
Our sons have benefited from a Catholic education, which reinforces the values we teach at home. Their teachers have been very engaged with the boys' educations and have challenged them academically and socially to be the best version of themselves. Beggs Family (Grades 1, 4, Grade 5)
From Parents during the 2021-2022 School Year:
We love StMS! I cannot say that enough. We love the supportive and loving community it provides for my girls. We love the dedication of the teachers and staff. We love the fact that Jesus is a part of my children's lives every day, and they are learning morality. I was speaking to my youngest when she heard that religion isn't taught in all schools. She was in shock and said, "I wouldn't want to go to that school, I need Jesus every day." This is just one of many stories that demonstrate the profound effect a Catholic education provides.
Penabad Family (Grade 6, Grade 4, Grade 1)
We could not be happier with our experience at St. Michael School. We value clear and consistent communication from the Administration and faculty. Our girls love the hands-on learning that they experience through projects. The involvement from the priests within the school is refreshing. And the list goes on...! We feel truly blessed to be a part of this school!
Schmidt Family (Grade 4 and Grade 1)
What a blessing this school has been! We LOVE St. Michael's! There is a great curriculum, inclusiveness of parents and grandparents, family atmosphere, Catholic education, sports opportunities in middle school, wonderful teachers (Music teacher Mrs. Okamoto is my boys' favorite), and the best Administration. We are blessed to be at this school!
The Kauk Family (Twins Kindergarten)
The academics are great, and we love the religious teaching and good character qualities taught there. They love it, and so do we!
Lantz Family (Kindergarten, Gr. 2)
St. Michael's provides a unique & wonderful learning environment that is enriched with a loving community of educators who teach the religious values we seek to pass on to our children.
Laski Family (Kindergarten)
2020-2021 School Year
What an extraordinary and successful school year! Our hearts are full of gratitude for all you, the clergy, the leadership team, teachers, and staff members have done in these unprecedented times. We know this year will stay in the pages of the history of our school not just because we stayed safe and in, but especially because we all saw in action Christ's love. As an international family, we have not been able to visit our relatives and friends for the last two years, and the school and the parish have been the place and the community where we felt so much hospitality, love, and support. For the entire year, we knew we were in the right place: a school community that really cares about a person-centered education for us and our children. Thanks for supporting our parenting journey in educating our kids as whole persons, awakening their capacity to know and learn with sacrifice and joy, to live immersed in the reality that is always positive even when challenging, and instilling in them (and us) a love for Truth. The Cairoli Family (PreK and Grade 1)
We could not be more impressed, grateful, and amazed at the work you and your staff have done for the “in-person” classes at St. Michael school. The level of organization, attention to detail, communication with parents, and commitment to keeping our children safe is extraordinary. Please know we know you spent your summer working tirelessly on this tremendous task and are well aware of how difficult it must have been to tackle this. One of the things we finally concluded when going back and forth about whether to send our boys was “they got this” after reading all your plans and backup plans. You covered everything and anything, including things we never thought of! We are forever grateful to you, and please take this correspondence as a most sincere and humble thank you from our family to yours. Mr. & Mrs. Cassell (Grade 2 and Grade 4)We want to say thank you for all you’ve done to keep our children feeling safe, supported, and loved. We know progressing them in their education and faith under the circumstances is an unbelievably tall order. The countless hours you have spent adapting, deciding, and praying have not gone unnoticed. We feel very grateful for your commitment to our children and the StMS community. Thank you, specifically, for making the first week of school happen. We all needed that connection to our teachers and friends so very much. Thank you! Mr. and Mrs. Whelehan (Grade 6 and Grade 4)
We truly appreciate all the St. Michael School faculty is doing to navigate this unfamiliar territory, meeting the needs of in-class and at-home learners this year. It’s a juggling act for sure, and you all set the tone for a wonderful experience. We see how hard you are working and appreciate everything!
Mrs. Allen (Grade 8 and Grade 6)
My family and I will be new to St. Michael's this fall. We're very excited that our daughter will be joining your seventh-grade class. I just want to pass along how happy receiving the email about the school opening to all students for in-person made my wife and me. To know that the Administration is working creatively to help working families adjust to this time...well, simply put, it's priceless. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Mr. and Mrs. Booth (Grade 7)
Distance Learning - Spring 2020
The faculty is doing an AMAZING job with this whole thing. I am so very impressed with the teachers and the prep and the organization going into all of this. Obviously, nobody has ever done anything like this before so it's impossible to prepare but you guys are doing a fabulous job. I'm also impressed with how well the students are able to transition, clearly they've been working hard in technology and it shows. Thank you once again for being so unbelievably awesome at what you do!
Mrs. Laflamme (Grade 4 and Grade 1)
I just wanted to say thank you for your swift response to this pandemic. The leadership and unity of the entire staff of teachers has been amazing! Thank you for providing our girls with routine during this uncertain time. It is wonderful to know that they are still learning in the midst of all of this. From a parent's standpoint, it is great to have them engaged in learning and busy! So far, this has been a wonderful experience. Please pass my heartfelt gratitude to the teachers for their efforts to keep the love of learning alive! God bless all of you!
Mrs. Meador (Grade 8 & Grade 6)
When I tell friends that are not at STMS that our kids haven't missed a day of school they just can't believe it! So thankful to be a part of such a wonderful school that was preparing long before!
Mrs. Beauchemin (PreK and Grade 1)
I wanted to express my sincere appreciation for all the work that you and the St. Michael’s teachers and staff have poured into distance learning. Never could I have imagined what an unusual journey this school year would be for our children. When we selected St Michael School for our children, we were confident in our decision that this would be a good place for them to grow academically and spiritually. The support we have received from the school this year has been nothing less than extraordinary. Mrs. Beggs (Kindergarten & Grade 2)
Thank you for the effort, thoughtfulness, and attention to faith that you have given to our families this Lent. I will never forget walking into our bonus room multiple times this Holy Week and seeing all our kids watching Mass, saying the Rosary together, and making posters of their favorite bible verses. Beautiful and exactly what we all needed! Maggie had so much fun making unleavened bread for the whole family!
Mrs. Twomey (Grade 7, Grade 5, Grade 4, and Grade 1)
We live in NJ and our granddaughter is a student in your school. Like all the grandparents we are isolated because of the virus. This morning prayers and announcements give us a warm and comforting feeling knowing our grandchild is in God’s loving care along with the StMS family. Thank you for bringing us joy with your messages. God Bless you! Mr. and Mrs. DeMeo
It has been my privilege to be with my two grandchildren in the mornings to see the way they do their schoolwork and interact with their teachers and classmates online. I am aware that all the teachers and staff, are putting forth a great deal of time and energy to take care of the children during these unusual times. I am grateful that they are a part of St. Michael School and feel the security of this community. God bless you all! Mrs. Baker