St. Michael's Episcopal School

St. Michael's Episcopal School Photo #1 - Welcome to St. Michael's! You'll love our warm and welcoming community!
St. Michael's Episcopal School Photo #2 - Come discover our vibrant community and beautiful 70 acre campus! You'll LOVE St. Michael's!
St. Michael's Episcopal School Photo #3 - With amazing teachers who challenge and inspire our students, StM is known for the strength of our academic program. Our Middle School is a designated International Baccalaureate World School (MYP).
St. Michael's Episcopal School Photo #4 - Hands-on and outdoor learning with our greenhouse, student gardens, lake and woodland trails. #STEMatSTM
St. Michael's Episcopal School Photo #5 - Lower School plays and the annual Middle School musical promote public speaking and instill a love of the arts.
St. Michael's Episcopal School Photo #6 - Canoeing on St M's Lake Winston. Along with a lake, our unique campus contains mountain biking and walking trails, as well as 70 acres of learning opportunities -- all with a convenient campus location close to the city.
St. Michael's Episcopal School Photo #7 - Offering 19 teams in 7 sports, plus Mountain Biking. St M believes that important learning happens outside the classroom with purposeful exposure to a broad variety of activities and experiences. After-school enrichment activities provide opportunities for students to explore a variety of interests and develop new passions. That is why we offer inclusive co-curricular, robotics, music & more!
St. Michael's Episcopal School Photo #8 - St M has a long history of robotics success. In the spring of 2018, our Middle School team was one of only two teams in the state of Virginia to advance to the FLL Robotics World Championship! #STEMatSTM
St. Michael's Episcopal School Photo #9 - St. Michael's strives to grow bright minds and servant hearts. A commitment to community service and Christian values are instilled in all of our students. Students also attend weekly Chapel services.
St. Michael's Episcopal School Photo #10 - Traditions, like the kindergarten Maypole Dance and Blue/White Tug of War, are an important part of the culture of St. Michael's.
Come discover our exciting NEW campus! Richmond's premier independent school for grades K-8.
At St. Michael's, we do small in a BIG way!
Richmond`s oldest independent school south of the James River.
St. Michael`s is proud to offer an academic community that is SMALL enough to provide individual attention and a motivating, supportive family environment, but BIG enough to provide a superior academic program and inclusive co-curricular activities.
Established in 1957 by St. Michael`s Episcopal Church, our accredited kindergarten through eighth grade co-educational school draws students from 29 different zipcodes from Richmond City and the surrounding counties of Henrico, Hanover, Goochland, Chesterfield, and Powhatan. We are proud to be celebrating our 62nd year this year!
Mission statement: St. Michael`s Episcopal School strives to provide children with superior academic instruction in an environment that acknowledges and develops Christian values.  Values-driven education

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Religious AffiliationEpiscopal
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded1957

Student Body

Total Students380 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%

Academics and Faculty

% Faculty w/Advanced Degree

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$11,950
Tuition Notes$11950 (K-5)-$12860 (6-8)
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorBetty Isaacs
Admissions AssociateAlison Roussy


Total Sports Offered9 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Soccer, Swimming, Track and FieldBasketballCross Country,
Field HockeyGolf,
LacrosseMountain Biking,
Track and Field


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Art, Coding, FLL Robotics, Yoga

Arts and Music Programs:
Middle School Musicial, Music Lessons

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Intramural Field Hockey, Intramural SMBA Basketball

School Notes

  • Come discover our exciting new campus! 
  • St. Michael`s is proud to offer an academic community that is SMALL enough to provide individual attention and a motivating, supportive family environment, but BIG enough to provide a superior academic program and inclusive co-curricular activities. 
  • We are a collaborative community where teachers and students engage, support and inspire one another and where students have ample opportunities to both fit in and stand out. Our challenging academic program inspires students to safely take risks in learning and self-discovery, provides opportunities for participation in leadership roles, and encourages students to develop skills, interests and character based on Christian values. 
  • Serving students from 29 zip codes in grades K-8 on our unique 70-acre campus, we have two co-ed classes per grade in the Lower School which expands to three sections in the fifth grade.
  • All Middle School students participate in our International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program which emphasizes an inquiry-based learning approach and fosters intellectual curiosity, reflective practice and critical thinking.
  • Community service, school traditions, co-curricular activities, sports and clubs build self-esteem and expose students to different viewpoints and personal growth experiences.
  • St. Michael`s is proud of our graduates who are consistently praised by high school guidance counselors and admissions directors for their academic achievement, interpersonal skills and enthusiasm for learning. 
  • Schedule a tour and come see how St. Michael`s does small in a BIG way! Call 804-272-3514 or visit
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    4.3 miles
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    (804) 288-1994
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    All-girls (Episcopal)
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    4.3 miles
    6001 Grove Avenue
    Richmond, VA 23226
    (804) 288-2804
    4.3 PK-12
  • Richmond
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    8.5 miles
    3418 Noble Ave
    Richmond, VA 23222
    (804) 329-7524
    8.5 PK-8
  • Richmond
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    6.4 miles
    4207 Forest Hill Ave
    Richmond, VA 23225
    (804) 231-1452
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  • Richmond
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    12.6 miles
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    Richmond, VA 23223
    (804) 644-5550
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (13 reviews)
St. Michael's is truly a special, special place. Our children are loved, supported, encouraged, respected and given the freedom to explore their interests. The joy exuded by the faculty, inclusiveness of the fellow parents and warm, welcoming spirit where stand out factors for us. It was important that our children joined a community that would get to know them, help guide them and become family. We have found that in St. Michael's. Our children are challenged academically, morally and spiritually to ensure that they are well rounded, respectful and most importantly, kind. Even though we live in a fantastic school district, there was no doubt that St. Michael's would be worth the investment. We were right!
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Our son, who is a 4th grader this year just started at StM. It has been a wonderful transition for him. Everyone at the school is so welcoming to new families. The afternoon we officially decided to send our son to StM a Staff member called us & welcomed us to the StM family. I love the Academic Rigor that the School has. It is perfect. They do an amazing job encouraging the children to critical think. The Resources they offer to the kids are wonderful as well. They start our early in the year with STEM projects. A true testament to how great the School is that our son asked if he could go to school on Saturday. He has never asked to go to school on a weekend ever before. My only regret about StM is that we didn't find it sooner.
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St. Michael's has been a wonderful school for our daughter, who has been there since kindergarten. Since day 1, we knew we'd love it there - they teach kindness, anti-bullying and truly enforce both of those things amidst a challenging academic environment. From STEM activities to performances, St. Michael's is always finding creative ways to build teamwork, confidence, and community amidst its students. Traditions such as Grandparents Day (where an entire day is dedicated to 1st graders showcasing their elders) and 5th-grade chapel pals (where 5th graders get to accompany kindergarten students to the chapel) are what set St. Michael's apart. We love St. Michael's and have never questioned if our daughter is in the right place.
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St. Michael's is special for many reasons, among them is the care of the faculty and administration about each student. From the very beginning, each child is treated as unique and they and their family are welcomed wholeheartedly. Activities are rooted in tradition yet they adapt and grow as families' needs do. The built-in extracurriculars like P.E. three times a week, recess daily, music and art weekly, and theatrical performances for all students each year build a sense of confidence and comfort in speaking in front of others as well as skills in collaboration and working as a team. Importantly, character and kindness are at the forefront of all that happens at the school, preparing students for success far beyond their time at St. Michael's--go Dragons!
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Sending my son to St. Michael`s was easily my best parenting decision. The small class sizes, teachers, staff and administrators who know and care about their students, and creative and engaging learning activities all come together to pave a path to academic success. But, a St. M education extends well beyond the classroom and into teaching children to be kind, courteous and to care about one another. St. M students (AND their parents) are kind, caring and thoughtful and became the best kind of friends to my son. He was a super proud Dragon and was excited to go to school each day! You wont find a better place to educate and nurture your child during such important years in their development.
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When I reflect on my experience as a parent of two elementary students at St. Michael`s, the following thoughts immediately come to mind:The teaching of traditional Christian values applicable for the modern world. Focused class sizes which challenge and support bright, aspiring minds. A true sense of community and an obvious foundation to support lifelong friendships. The respect and love for the school`s own history and traditions is very well-balanced with an eye to the exciting future of a new campus with many modern advantages. Healthy competition in the classroom and on the playing fields is valued. Kindness and fairness are integrated with achievement and advancement. In the midst of an ever-changing academic, societal, and cultural landscape, my wife and I continue to firmly believe that our children are getting the "best of both worlds" at St. Michael`s. They are grounded by positive, traditional values and principals, while at the same time they are being prepared to lift themselves to great heights in high school and beyond.
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At St. Michael's, more than any other place we know, kindness, respect, and service to others shape the daily experience. These aren't goals or claims, but a real part of life in the classroom, in the halls, on the playground, and in sports. We are so grateful to have found this unique school that offers not only superior academics and an amazing array of extracurriculars for its size, but also a community of children and adults who really care about each other. While they're learning to be critical thinkers and problem solvers, our children feel not only safe, but loved. Incredible!
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We love St. Michael's! Every school year our son continues to learn, grow, and thrive.My son is learning all the needed skills required for a strong foundation in his educational journey. He has also made some life long friends along the way and so have we as parents. Dragons for life!
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When we were considering a middle school for my youngest son, a friend of mine suggested we add St. Michael's to the list; I am so glad we did. My son just loves St. Michael's and so do I. From the very first day, my son felt welcomed by students and teachers alike, even though he was new to the school. The academics are challenging, the classes are engaging and the teachers are caring and encouraging. The school offers a myriad of clubs, sports and programs, providing ample opportunity for social development. And importantly, the St. Michael's community is warm and friendly. St. Michael's is top notch!
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My son came to St. Michael's for Middle School and his time here has been wonderful. The culture of St. Michael's is a big, caring family. He has been pushed academically while being supported the whole way by teachers that know him well. As a parent, I feel well-informed and connected to the staff and other parents. There are so many ways to get involved at St. Michael's. All students get to join sports teams they have interest in, no matter how talented or untalented they are in that sport. It is a safe place to try new things that might not be possible at a bigger school. Joining academic clubs like Robotics or Model U.N. are seen as "cool" at St. Michael's, which is such a rare gift these days. This school is a gem!
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When my husband and I were looking for a school for our only child, we wanted to find a small, nurturing environment where emphasis would be placed on developing the whole child, academically, emotionally, and spiritually. We were so happy to find St. Michael`s. It is the perfect size for our son, who tends to shrink in crowds. From Day 1, the teachers and staff took the time to know my child and to make him feel safe and loved. Now in second grade, my son is making tremendous academic strides, but he also is developing a strong character. We are grateful that we found a school where he is thriving. I highly recommend this school!!!
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Our family is so grateful to be part of St. Michael's School, where our children have flourished academically, and, even more importantly, socio-emotionally. It's a rare and special place, where kindness and respect is so knit into everyday life that children (and their families) know no other way. My oldest of three, who graduated just this past year, left not only with admission to a highly competitive specialty center (Maggie Walker) and an academic scholarship at a local independent high school, but also with with a sense of integrity that's hard to come by in today's age. I cannot sing high enough praises. We love our school!
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What a school! Warm, welcoming community, strong academics that challenge and inspire students, teachers that go above and beyond every day, and all on a gorgeous, unique 70 acre campus. The small size means that your child will be known, nurtured, and loved, and you'll be surprised by the volume of sports and activities the school has to engage children. You must check out this school! Highly recommend!
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