The St. Michael's Story
Richmond’s oldest independent school south of the James River
St. Michael’s is an independent school where academic achievement, religious affiliation with the Episcopal Church and participation by our students and parents are all highly valued. Our academic community is small enough for adults and children to know one another, but large enough to provide exciting opportunities in performing arts, sports, clubs and robotics.
Established in 1957 by St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, St. Michael’s is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS) and a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). Our kindergarten through eighth grade co-educational school draws students from 30 different zipcodes from Richmond City and the surrounding counties of Henrico, Hanover, Goochland, Chesterfield and Powhatan.
St. Michael’s Episcopal School strives to provide children with superior academic instruction in an environment that acknowledges and develops Christian values.
The Lower School, which serves approximately 230 kindergarten through fifth graders, is located on the fourteen acre Bon Air Campus in Chesterfield County. The Middle School, which serves approximately 140 sixth through eighth graders, is located just 10 minutes away on the scenic eighty acre W.E. and Dale Harman Singleton Campus.
St. Michael’s offers two classes per grade with a faculty ratio of 11:1. Most classes average 20 students.
We are proud of our students and the unique community that exists at St. Michael’s. We are equally proud of our graduates who are consistently praised by high school guidance counselors and admission directors for their superior academic achievement, interpersonal skills and enthusiasm for learning.