St. Michaels School

16560 Three Notch Rd
Ridge, MD 20680-0206
Tel: (301)872-5454
Grades: PK-8 | 158 students
St. Michael's School in Ridge, Maryland is a fully accredited, private, Catholic school which offers a family-oriented, structured, disciplined environment of acceptance, trust and respect for your child.
The robust academic program challenges students, but small classrooms allow for individual, specialized attention when needed.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Education Association
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Soar to Success Reading program
Year Founded 1918

Student Body

Total Students 158 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade St. Michaels School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 16 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(School Uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $5,000
Tuition Notes Tuition assistance is available through the Archdiocese of Washington (TADS-, Archangel Scholarship Foundation ( ) and donations.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $1,500
Admissions Director Lila R. Hofmeister
Admissions Associate Robin Pajak


Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Soccer, Track and FieldBasketballCheering,
SoccerTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 1 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Leo Club Leo Club,

School Notes

  • St. Michael's School in Ridge, Maryland is a fully accredited, private, Catholic school which offers a family-oriented, structured, disciplined environment of acceptance, trust and respect for your child. The robust academic program challenges students, but small classrooms allow for individual, specialized attention when needed. Teachers at St Michaels School work with parents to teach the whole child spiritually and academically. From the pre-K classes of three and four year olds to the eighth grade class, your child will feel special and protected. There is great pride in the accomplishments of each child while attending St. Michael's and beyond. Each year, St. Michael's teachers receive recognition for their outstanding performance. The art program at the school has had its products displayed at the Walters Museum in Baltimore and the Basilica, as well as local restaurants. A musical performance of our children was selected for viewing at the stadium when Pope Benedict visited Washington, D.C. The Home/School Association has received national awards the past two years for its innovation, teamwork and successful results. Not only do the parents support the school, but the entire community of Ridge supports the school in fundraising, time, and encouragement. We are examples of the proverb “It takes a village to raise a child.”  Each week, children plan and lead the Friday Mass. Older children in the seventh and eighth grades are assigned as buddies to the pre-K and Kindergarten students, so each child has an angel on earth to look out for them. Music is a part of each day's start and taught in classes. Physical education, art, Spanish, computer lab, and library visits occur at least weekly. Advanced math is offered for students who qualify. Basketball is the favorite extra-curricular sport for both boys and girls and the school has a cheerleading squad which practices as often as the basketball teams. Sports camps and programs are designed for the younger students as well. Children at St. Michael's School are respectful, responsible, and well-rounded individuals who are preparing to be the future leaders of our community.

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school is The King's Christian Academy (10.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Bay Montessori School (8.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Bay Montessori School (8.9 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Lexington Park
    Bay Montessori School
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-6 | 91 students
    8.9 miles
    20525 Willows Rd
    Lexington Park, MD 20653
  • Great Mills
    Little Flower School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 198 students
    10.4 miles
    20410 Point Lookout Rd.
    Great Mills, MD 20634
  • Lexington Park
    Lexington Park Baptist Preschool
    Daycare / Preschool (Baptist)
    Grades: PK-KG | 55 students
    10.8 miles
    46855 S Shangri La Dr Ste 100
    Lexington Park, MD 20653
  • Callaway
    Grades: PK-12 | 306 students
    10.8 miles
    20738 Point Lookout Road
    Callaway, MD 20620
  • California
    Grades: PK-KG | 46 students
    13.7 miles
    22840 Three Notch Rd
    California, MD 20619

School Reviews

Saint Michaels School is the PREMIERE School in Southern Maryland! This School is a community of caring parents and Teachers that support your children to be the very best that they can be! Truly a blessed place for my children!
- Posted by Parent, 05/21/12

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Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Maryland is $8,799 for elementary schools and $15,558 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Maryland is 81% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).