St Michael's School

  • St. Michael's School is a Kindergarten through Grade 8 school founded by the Rev. Msgr. Michael Coughlan in 1964. St. Michael's Preschool serves three-year-olds and four-year-olds.
  • Mission: "With Jesus Christ, as our model, St. Michael's School guides students to grow in faith, knowledge, and character, preparing them to be active members in the Church and in our community."
  • The administration and teaching staff, together with the parents, are dedicated to providing an education that will result in the formation of the whole person - spiritual, moral, emotional, intellectual, and physical.
  • Rigorous academic standards and curricula produce highly successful graduates, welcomed by the Catholic, private, and public high schools at which they matriculate.
  • We encourage students to make informed decisions, to think critically and creatively, to be compassionate, responsible and moral, and to respect the dignity of others.
  • Students engage in prayer and reflection, actively participate in Liturgical celebration, serve the faith community, and demonstrate Catholic values and virtues.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other special emphasis association(s)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia, Dysgraphia, Mild Autism, Hearing/Vision/Motor Impairment, Processing Differences
Year Founded1964
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students536 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
28%
State avg.: 44%
Students by GradeSt Michael's School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers47 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
51%
Average Class Size24 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Dennis Uniform Plaid (Girls) & Navy Twill (Boys))

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$6,000
Tuition NotesTuition Assistance is available
Admissions DirectorLisa Matens

Sports

Total Sports Offered10 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Flag Football, Golf, Soccer, Surf Team, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryFlag Football,
GolfSoccer,
Surf TeamTrack and Field,
VolleyballWinter Track,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Academic Decathlon, Chess Club, Coding, Mercy Corps, Robotics, Safety Patrol, Spanish Club, STEM Club, Student Council, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
art, band, choir, musical theater, vocal music

School Notes

  • St. Michael's School is an elementary and middle school founded by the Rev. Msgr. Michael Coughlan in 1964. Our mission is to encourage students to embrace the rich heritage of our Catholic faith tradition in an educational setting of compassion, justice, charity, and service. The administration and teaching staff, together with the parents, are dedicated to providing an education that will result in formation of the whole person - spiritual, moral, emotional, intellectual, and physical. The students of St Michael's School learn in a Christ-centered environment which fosters the formation and growth of the whole child. The goal of the school community is to provide and exemplary Catholic pedagogy. Flowing from the document "To Teach as Jesus Did" students learn Catholic doctrine, foster community, and participate in servingothers. We encourage students to make informed decisions, to think critically and creatively, to be compassionate, responsible and moral, and to respect the dignity of others. Students engage in prayer and reflection, actively participate in Liturgical celebration, serve the faith community, and demonstrate Catholic values and virtues.

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St. Michael's School focus is on the whole student. My child is truly enriched in mind, body, and spirit. The school attends Mass once a week. The curriculum within the classroom is challenging and meets the needs of all children. The classroom teachers are completely dedicated. The children attend Music, Library, Art, Computers, Spanish, Mass and PE 3 times a week! We are truly Blessed for sending our children to St. Michael's!
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