St. Michael's School in Ridge, Maryland is a fully accredited, private, Catholic school which offers a family-oriented, structured, disciplined environment of acceptance, trust and respect for your child.
The robust academic program challenges students, but small classrooms allow for individual, specialized attention when needed.
We are celebrating 100 years of being a school in Southern Maryland.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 200 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,500
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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

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Attribute
School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Soar to Success Reading program, Title I Services
Year Founded
1918

Student Body

Total Students
200 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
5%
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade
St. Michaels School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
17 students
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Accelerated Math
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(School Uniforms)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition assistance is available through the Archdiocese of Washington (TADS- site.adw.org Archangel Scholarship Foundation (site.adw.org ) and Boost site.adw.org
% on Financial Aid
85%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$1,500
Admissions Director
Lila R. Hofmeister
Admissions Associate
Nichole Hayes

Sports

Total Sports Offered
2 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Leo Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Band Program, Church Choir

School Notes

  • St. Michael's School in Ridge, Maryland is a fully accredited, private, Catholic school which offers a family-oriented, structured, disciplined environment of acceptance, trust and respect for your child. The robust academic program challenges students, but small classrooms allow for individual, specialized attention when needed. Teachers at St Michaels School work with parents to teach the whole child spiritually and academically. We offer specialized help in reading with Soar to Success, as well as individualized attention in specific classes. Additionally, St Michael`s participates in Title 1 Services for four full days each week, for students who qualify, in grades pre-k through 5. We have a speech therapist on staff. From the pre-K classes of three and four year olds through the eighth grade class, your child will feel special and protected. There is great pride in the accomplishments of each child while attending St. Michael's and beyond. Each year, St. Michael's teachers receive recognition for their outstanding performance. The art program at the school has had its products displayed at the Walters Museum in Baltimore and the Basilica, as well as local restaurants. A musical performance of our children was selected for viewing at the stadium when Pope Benedict visited Washington, D.C. Our school also submitted a video for the visit by Pope Francis. Several of our students were chosen to meet with Pope Francis, and to hold his hand. Our `Partners In Education` Association has received several national awards for its innovation, teamwork and successful results. Not only do the parents support the school, but the entire community supports the school with fundraising, time, and encouragement. We are examples of the proverb "It takes a village to raise a child."  Each week, children plan and lead the Friday Mass. Older children in the seventh and eighth grades are assigned as buddies to the pre-K and Kindergarten students, so each child has an angel on earth to look out for them. Prayer and the pledge are a part of each day's start. Physical education, art, music, Spanish, Technology, and library classes occur weekly. Advanced Math is offered for students who qualify. Basketball is the extra-curricular sport for boys and girls. The school also has a cheerleading squad to cheer for the basketball teams. Sports camps and programs are designed for the younger students as well. Children at St. Michael's School are respectful, responsible, and well-rounded individuals who are preparing to be the future faith-filled leaders of our community.
Source: Verified school update

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Saint Michaels School is the PREMIERE School in Southern Maryland! This School is a community of caring parents and Teachers that support your children to be the very best that they can be! Truly a blessed place for my children!
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 200 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,500
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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