St. Michaels High School

St. Michael's High School, with a college preparatory curriculum, has as its mission to educate each student in a spirit of faith and academic excellence according to Roman Catholic Principles in the Lasallian tradition of the Christian Brothers.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked NM School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Students: 480 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,500
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 6 / rolling

Top Rankings

St. Michaels High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Mexico for:

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Sports offered
School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1859

Student Body

Total Students
480 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
61%
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
St. Michaels High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size
22 students
Number of AP Courses
8 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP English Language Composition, AP English Language Literature, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics, AP US History, AP World History
Average SAT score
1170
Average ACT score
24
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Khaki pants & collared shirt, ties on Mass day.)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 6 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition: $9500 Fees: $1050
% on Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$2,200
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Susan Patten
Admissions Associate
Colette Lee
Endowment Size
$4 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Astronomy Club, Chess Team, Lasallian Youth, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, Outdoor Adventure Club, Prom Committee, S.W.A.T (Student Wellness Action Team), Spanish Club, Speech and Debate, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Choral Arts Society, Guitar Class, Orchestra

School Notes

  • 1.   Application ($65.00 Application Fee) 2.   Most Recent Report Card 3.   Most Recent Test Scores (If available)  4.   Math Teacher Recommendation 5.   English Teacher Recommendation 6.   Principal/Counselor Recommendation  7.   Student Written Interview 8.   Student Personal Interview 9.   Parent Written Interview 10. Placement test

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (6 reviews)
5  
I love St.Mikes; The education is great, and the community is very welcoming. I recommend this school.
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5  
St. Michaels is one of the best grade 7-12 schools in New Mexico. It is clearly the best for the buck anywhere.Great teachers,high parental involvement and wonderful athletic programs.We sent our Grandson here for a reason.He graduated from New York University last year with a degree in Economics and minors in Math and History.He was well prepared for College and is now prepared for life.Saint Michaels offers Catholicism but it is not imposed on the student. If you want to send your child to a real school in the real world,we highly recommend this one.
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5  
I have come to know St. Michael's High School to be a special place where the young men and women represent themselves and their faith as inspired leaders of tomorrow. The respect they have for one another and the engagement they have with the world around them is obvious and contagious. The faculty and administration care about every aspect of a student's life and the importance of the individual. Getting to now St. Michael's High School you quickly see how it has earned an outstanding reputation for changing lives and why it is a meaningful part of the Santa Fe community.
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5  
My experience at St. Mike's was great. I learned the value of education, faith, and community. The school does a great job acknowledging academic and athletic/extracurricular activities.
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5  
I''ve had two children attend St. Michael's. While it's not a perfect school, St. Mike's thrives in several areas. Extracurricular activities are one of them. If you child is interested in sports at all, this is THE school to go to. Academics have been very strong in some areas and average in others, although the stats are impressive: 99% of students graduate, 99% go to college, and of the 99% that go to college, 90% attend 4 year schools. I want my kids to be challenged academically, be safe physically and mentally, and expected to graduate and go on to college. They''ve received ALL of those things at St. Mike's. They do have a random drug testing policy for all students which I wasn't a fan of at first, but now it's opened the dialogue in our house much more. It helped.
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5  
Not an inclusive community. St. Michael's High School actively excluded parents from a decision about the mandatory, suspicionless drug testing program at the school.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked NM School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Students: 480 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,500
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 6 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Santa Fe, NM is $14,726 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Santa Fe, NM is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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