St. Michael Indian School

St. Michael Indian School was founded by Saint Katharine Drexel of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament in 1902.
The mission of the school is provide students from local Native American communities with a quality education rooted in Catholic values, is sensitive to Native heritage, teaches leadership skills and enables students to contribute in a culturally diverse world.  SMIS serves Junior Kindergarten through 12th grade students

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1902
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost NotesDependent on the number of program enrolled

Student Body

Total Students371 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade St. Michael Indian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio16:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size21 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniform Khakis, polos, button ups, ties, criss cross ties, skirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$4,500
Tuition Notes2020-2021 $4,500 PK-7th Grade $5,000 8th Grade to 12th Grade
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$4,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorRenee Tsinnie
Admissions AssociateShawwon Jackson
Endowment Size$1.5 million


Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.18 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
After School Enrichment Program, Book Club, Chess Team, Drama Club, Elementary Student Council, High School Student Council, MESA, Middle School Student Council, Musical Productions, National Honor Society (NHS), National Junior Honor Society (NJHS), Robotics, Spelling Bee, Student Ambassador Program, Work Study

Arts and Music Programs:
Elementary Choir, High School Choir, Middle School Choir

School Notes

  • Documentation: Social Security, Birth Certificate, CIB (if Applicable) Grades/Transcripts: Official transcript from previous school  Placement Exam Family Interview  

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Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school and elementary school to St. Michael Indian School is St. Michaels Assoc For Sp Ed (1.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Hilltop Christian School (3.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Saint Michaels
    St. Michaels Assoc For Sp Ed
    Special Education School
    Grades: 3-12 | 13 students
    1.1 miles
    Mustang Road
    Saint Michaels, AZ 86511
    (928) 871-2810
    1.1 3-12
  • Gallup
    Grades: PK-7 | 73 students
    3.2 miles
    2 A Deerfield
    Gallup, NM 87301
    (505) 371-5726
    3.2 PK-7
  • Tse Bonito
    Grades: K-9 | 165 students
    5.5 miles
    02A Deerfield Street
    Tse Bonito, AZ 87301
    (505) 371-5726
    5.5 K-9
  • Gallup
    Gallup Christian School
    (Church of Christ)
    Grades: 2-12 | 36 students
    18.6 miles
    12 Theta St
    Gallup, NM 87301
    (505) 722-2007
    18.6 2-12
  • Gallup
    Wildcat Christian Academy
    Alternative School (Christian)
    Grades: K-12 | 36 students
    21.9 miles
    Highway 264 Mile Marker 9 Wildcat Dr.
    Gallup, NM 87305
    (505) 371-5368
    21.9 K-12

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