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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1859

Student Body

Total Students480 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 52%
Students by Grade St. Michaels High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size22 students
Number of AP Courses8 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP 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 score1170
Average ACT score24
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Khaki pants & collared shirt, ties on Mass day.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 6 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$9,500
Tuition NotesTuition: $9500 Fees: $1050
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,200
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorSusan Patten
Admissions AssociateColette Lee
Endowment Size$4 million


Total Sports Offered16 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Drill Team, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Drill TeamFootball,
TennisTrack and Field,


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
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (6 reviews)
I love St.Mikes; The education is great, and the community is very welcoming. I recommend this school.
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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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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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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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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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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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