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St. Michaels Christian Academy Photo #1 - SMCA is located in the heart of beautiful San Clemente in south Orange County.
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St. Michaels Christian Academy Photo #1 - SMCA is located in the heart of beautiful San Clemente in south Orange County.
St. Michael's Christian Academy offers full day Kindergarten through 8th Grade. We have small class sizes and our teachers and staff are experienced and caring! Join our family at St. Michael's...the small school with a very big heart!.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 23 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,000
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

St. Michaels Christian Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded
1983

Student Body

Total Students
23 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 49%
Students by Grade
St. Michaels Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
3 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
95%
Average Class Size
11 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
uniforms

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
financial aid is available
Acceptance Rate
75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Phillip Johnson

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Journalism/Yearbook, Surf Club

School Notes

  • For over thirty years, St. Michael`s Christian Academy has been educating students to excel in every aspect of life. We are dedicated to inspiring each student to attain the highest standards, scholastically, socially and spiritually.  Our fully accredited program and dedicated, experienced teachers address each child individually. Our mission is to build confidence, character, and love of learning, giving students a solid foundation for a successful life.We invite you to learn more about us and to visit our classrooms soon.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St. Michaels Christian Academy cost?

St. Michaels Christian Academy's tuition is approximately $7,000 for private students.

What is the acceptance rate of St. Michaels Christian Academy?

The acceptance rate of St. Michaels Christian Academy is 75%, which is lower than the national average of 84%. St. Michaels Christian Academy's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in California with low acceptance rates.

What is St. Michaels Christian Academy's ranking?

St. Michaels Christian Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Lowest average acceptance rates and Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees.

When is the application deadline for St. Michaels Christian Academy?

The application deadline for St. Michaels Christian Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
All 8 of my siblings and I have gone (or still are going) to SMCA. We have gone there from kindergarten through 8th grade and had such amazing experiences. This school is like one big family and it gave me such a strong foundation in my faith, my education, and my social skills. I owe so much to this school and hope to one day send my future children there!
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5  
All 4 of my children attended SMCA for K-8. Each have gone on to a highly academic high school and colleges. Their foundation at St. Michael's gave them the tools they needed to become confident, successful, and productive adults. The amazing thing is that they can return year after year to say hello to their same dedicated teachers and staff.
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5  
I was blessed to attend St. Michael's from kindergarten all the way through 9th grade. I have now been out of high school for over 10 years, but remember my days there like they were yesterday. SMCA may be small, but what it lacks in physical size is more than made up for by the true love and dedication provided by it's amazing teachers. No one has had a greater impact on my life than the faculty at this school. Small class sizes mean teachers can truly get to know and build a relationship with each child aiding in their interpersonal skills development. All students were given extraordinary individual attention to allow them to develop their strengths and thus increase their confidence and sense of self. I am so blessed to have attended this school, and if I ever move back to Southern California I will send my children to St. Michael's without a doubt.
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5  
All my children have attended this wonderful school. Dedicated teachers and small class sizes helped my kids be confident and successful as they moved on to high school. The family atmosphere is a plus because everyone knows your name!
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 23 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,000
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Orange County, CA is $11,002 for elementary schools and $16,063 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Orange County, CA is 89% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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