The St. Michael's Story
Richmond’s oldest independent school south of the James River. Come tour our exciting 70-acre campus!
At St. Michael’s, we do small in a BIG way!
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 28 different zipcodes from Richmond City and the surrounding counties of Henrico, Hanover, Goochland, Chesterfield, and Powhatan. We are proud to be celebrating our 66th year!
St. Michael’s Episcopal School nurtures the spirit, ignites the mind, and celebrates childhood in a community of love, affirmation, and belonging that fosters educational excellence.
Located on the scenic 70-acre W.E. and Dale Harman Singleton Campus, the Lower School serves approximately 245 kindergarten through fifth graders in a NEW state-of-the-art school building that opened at the start of the 2018-19 school year. The Middle School, which serves approximately 147 sixth through eighth graders. St. Michael’s offers two classes per grade with a faculty ratio of 10:1. Most classes average 20 students. Core academic classes in the Middle School average 15 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. It truly is an exciting time to be at St. Michael’s!