St. Michael School provides its students with a strong background in morals and discipline through the dynamic Catholic spirit of the parish community.
Saint Michael School, serving students in grades PK through 12, strives to develop people of strong moral character who are academically prepared for further education.
Each student will develop self-esteem, a love and respect for faith and community, critical thinking skills and will leave Saint Michael School with the skills and tools necessary to be an effective, invested citizen of the world. Saint Michael School believes that the extraordinary can be achieved when instruction is linked to global citizenship.
Our program celebrates hands-on and collaborative partnerships with institutions focused on "outside of self" thinking.
We are committed to ensuring our students have access to broad and differing viewpoints in order to meaningfully participate in all aspects of life. We are devoted to creating fully formed humans in lieu of students ready for the workforce.
We celebrate our differences, finding value in the unique, human experience and, all academic efforts and programs focus on enlightenment toward this goal.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked VT School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 117 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,490
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

St. Michael Catholic School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Vermont for:

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Attribute
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1874

Student Body

Total Students
117 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
7%
State avg.: 10%
Students by Grade
St. Michael Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
15 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Khaki or Blue Bottoms, with White Polo)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Varies per grade. Needs-based scholarship available. $7,490 represents our highest tuition rate for high school students with no financial aid.
% on Financial Aid
64%
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Lindsay O'Neil
Admissions Associate
Elaine Beam

Sports

Total Sports Offered
2 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Drama Club, Journalism Club, Photography Club, Professional internships

Arts and Music Programs:
Chorus, Private Music Lessons

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Intramural Volleyball

School Notes

  • St. Michael School provides its students with a strong background in morals and discipline through the dynamic Catholic spirit of the parish community.
  • Saint Michael School, serving students in grades PK through 12, strives to develop people of strong moral character who are academically prepared for further education.
  • Each student will develop self-esteem, a love and respect for faith and community, critical thinking skills and will leave Saint Michael School with the skills and tools necessary to be an effective, invested citizen of the world. Saint Michael School believes that the extraordinary can be achieved when instruction is linked to global citizenship.
  • Our program celebrates hands-on and collaborative partnerships with institutions focused on "outside of self" thinking.
  • We are committed to ensuring our students have access to broad and differing viewpoints in order to meaningfully participate in all aspects of life. We are devoted to creating fully formed humans in lieu of students ready for the workforce.
  • We celebrate our differences, finding value in the unique, human experience and, all academic efforts and programs focus on enlightenment toward this goal.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (7 reviews)
5  
We have 4 children at St. Michael School and have been so happy with our experience here! I can't imagine going months between seeing my children's teachers, here we get to check in with them as often as we need to. The only downside is that the school is currently in a growing season and that has affected the availability of sports and extra-curricular. They are still present and what we felt was lacking is easily made up for the Rec Dept down the street, so it hasn't been a huge problem. I love how the school meets each child's individual needs. Our oldest is being challenged in new ways, which she needs in order to keep growing. And our youngest is receiving a bit of extra help, which he also needed in order to keep growing. Neither is made to feel better or worse, or odd or different. Each child is unique and SMS recognizes and looks for ways to help them each thrive. Our oldest was just accepted to Northfield Mount Hermon School for high school next year. We wanted to make sure she had a great foundation in order to be able to succeed at NMH and SMS has given her just that.
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5  
This will be our 7th year at SMS. I will have 5 children in the school, and every year gets even more exciting. The faculty, staff, students, and parents all contribute to the school's greatness. As a parent, I have no problem feeling included in my children's learning. Everybody is always welcome at SMS and is encouraged to engage in the school happenings. It is obvious how much the staff cares for the students!
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5  
Great school, great experience and wonderful students! My family has been so happy here and we are very pleased with all the teachers and staff. Much more than a school community, more like a school family.
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5  
Both my boys went to St. Michael School from Pre-K through 6th grade and it was a great stepping stone for them. They received a great education and confidence in themselves and their abilities. The thing I loved the best was the sense of family, I knew my kids were loved and their best interest always came first. We have lots of great memories of St. Michael School!!!
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This will be our family's 4th year here. My 3 children will all be in High School this year. We have had a wonderful experience here. There is a solid Catholic foundation due to the amazing principal and parish priest. The school has been consistently growing since we've been here. I love, love, love all the new activities and opportunities SMS has allowed my children, including work at The Retreat farm, archery, photography, and the most memorable few days at Camp High rock! I look forward to each year here at St. Michael's!
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5  
Wonderful school, been very happy with our experience here, can't say enough about the staff and how they have helped my children blossom over the years! Really worth the investment, just a fantastic environment for any one looking for a traditional education that will definitely put your child ahead!
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5  
My non catholic child has attended since Pre K and aboslutely adores the school. The children are all from families who really care about education and that produces a serious educational environment where learning is done cheerfully and successfully without the usual distractions of the public elementary schools. Academically my child is ahead of the same age kids who attend public school and special programs are available for the gifted children who want to take advantage of them. The staff is totally competent and the school has the look and feel of traditional education where the emphasis is the academic achievement of the children. The religious education is serious but tasteful and not overbearing for non catholics. When people ask me about it my most heartfelt response is that the education at St Michaels is an absolute steal.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked VT School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 117 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,490
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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