St. Michael's School

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St. Michael's School Photo #1 - StMichaelSchool-Livermroe, CA
Saint Michael School, founded in 1913 as an extension of Saint Michael Parish, is committed to providing quality Catholic education for the diverse students we serve.
Our mission is to provide a Christ-centered environment as a means to foster the growth of each student as lifelong disciple of Christ.
Saint Michael School is an extension of the teaching ministry of the Catholic Church.
We base our philosophy of education on the fundamental dignity and the uniqueness of the individual as created by God.
We affirm that Catholic education encompasses the whole of human life.
We endeavor to foster the intellectual and spiritual growth of the children in our care.
We hope that our students will embrace Christian values in the context of our Catholic identity, experience true community during their time with us, and achieve both academic success and social well being.
We believe that parents are the primary educators of their children.
Only with their support can the teachers and the administrators of Saint Michael School help their students realize their potential, appreciate the global society in which they live, share in its responsibilities and challenges, and contribute to its betterment.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other religious school association(s)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded1913

Student Body

Total Students202 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
12%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade St. Michael's School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
99%
Average Class Size25 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(school uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$7,535
Tuition NotesContact the School Office for information.
Acceptance Rate
98%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorAlison Wilkie
Admissions AssociateMichelle Webster

School Notes

  • Saint Michael School, founded in 1913 as an extension of Saint Michael Parish, is committed to providing quality Catholic education for the diverse students we serve. Our mission is to provide a Christ-centered environment as a means to foster the growth of each student as lifelong disciple of Christ. Saint Michael School is an extension of the teaching ministry of the Catholic Church. We base our philosophy of education on the fundamental dignity and the uniqueness of the individual as created by God. We affirm that Catholic education encompasses the whole of human life. We endeavor to foster the intellectual and spiritual growth of the children in our care. We hope that our students will embrace Christian values in the context of our Catholic identity, experience true community during their time with us, and achieve both academic success and social well being. We believe that parents are the primary educators of their children. Only with their support can the teachers and the administrators of Saint Michael School help their students realize their potential, appreciate the global society in which they live, share in its responsibilities and challenges, and contribute to its betterment.

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school to St. Michael's School is Celebration Academy (2.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school and preschool is Our Savior Lutheran School (0.9 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Livermore
    Our Savior Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK-8 | 348 students
    0.9 miles
    1385 S Livermore Ave
    Livermore, CA 94550
    (925) 447-1246
    0.9 PK-8
    348
  • Livermore
    Valley Montessori School
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    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-8 | 490 students
    1.2 miles
    1273 N Livermore Avenue
    Livermore, CA 94551
    (925) 455-8021
    1.2 PK-8
    490
  • Livermore
    Grades: NS-3 | 138 students
    1.8 miles
    2200 Arroyo Road
    Livermore, CA 94550
    (925) 243-0972
    1.8 NS-3
    138
  • Livermore
    Livermore KinderCare
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    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK | 14 students
    1.9 miles
    4655 Lassen Rd
    Livermore, CA 94551
    (925) 455-1560
    1.9 NS-PK
    14
  • Livermore
    Grades: NS-10 | 50 students
    2.4 miles
    1135 Bluebell Drive
    Livermore, CA 94551
    (925) 277-4313
    2.4 NS-10
    50

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
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I have two sons that currently attend St. Michael's School. We have been a part of the SMS community for 5 years. The staff, students, and parents have all become part of our family. I was a public school teacher for many years and never encountered such a welcoming and warm environment where everyone has your back no matter what. I feel safe knowing that my children are getting an amazing education in an environment that I trust. This year has been so hard with COVID and St. Michael's made it a priority to open our school safely, and I will be forever grateful for that! Students and their education is made the priority here and I could not be happier.
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Our family has been at St. Michael School for five years and we have been extremely pleased with the staff and curriculum. The staff is a mix of newer and seasoned teachers that hold students to high academic standards while creating a nurturing and Christ-centered environment. Even during a pandemic, when so much has been upended, our children have continued to learn and thrive. The parent community is also fantastic. It feels like an extended family.
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Our kids have attended SMS for four years now. We have a son who started in TK with Mrs. Lessard, a very experienced teacher, perfect for the little ones starting school. We have been equally pleased with all the teachers he has had, and we can tell he has done a tremendous amount of learning, even during the shelter in place. Academically, I do not see much difference with the instruction our eldest received at Sunset. The small size classes help with academics, resources, personalized attention, and a sense of community. Our son has made his best friends, and we have become friends with the parents. This connection has been invaluable during our Covid situation. By contrast, in our daughter's public elementary school, we did not see friendships developing, because of the larger classes and annual scrambling, until she was in 3rd grade. I feel that all of his classmates and their families are included, and show care and concern for any situations different families may be going through. In a way, it is like an extended family. The community is one of the strengths of this school. We have had a great experience in public school (Sunset), but we find more community, friendship, and education in values for personal growth at SMS. The SMS middle school that our daughter attends has experienced teachers with knowledge in multiple subjects. Parents are very involved, and they manage many initiatives. The principal is excellent. She is approachable, a good listener, and proactive in finding solutions. She knows her teachers well; she is a good liaison between parents, teachers, students, and staff. Since she started four years ago, she has worked collaboratively to bring excellence to the school. She always leaves communication channels open for parents, students, and teachers. She is truly devoted to the school, and during Covid times the amount of work she put into keeping the school open and safe has been remarkable. The teachers followed her initiative and worked non stop to continue daily instruction online, turning an in-person school into a distance learning school overnight. During the summer, there was a tremendous amount of work to reopen the school while maintaining safety protocols and keeping the online learning option for those students unable to come on campus. This obviously goes far beyond their pay and speaks volumes for the teachers' and staff's commitment to offering quality education to help raise wholesome children.
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St. Michael has been a wonderful place for our children. The staff are nurturing, while keeping high standards. The principal is responsive to parent questions and concerns. Academics have improved every year since we have been there, and they really do rival the public schools! That plus the Christian values make it a fantastic environment.
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