St. Michael's Episcopal School

What sets us apart

Choosing St. Michael's

The St. Michael's Difference

Thank you for your interest in St. Michael’s!

When children come to St. Michael’s, they enter a warm, welcoming and inclusive learning community that is small enough to foster a real sense of belonging and where they can safely take risks in learning and self-discovery. St. Michael’s is also wonderfully large enough to offer an array of rigorous academic challenges and engaging social development experiences. See below how We Do Small in a BIG Way!

The time to apply to St. Michael’s for the ‘24-’25 school year is the FALL of 2023.

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St. Michael’s Episcopal School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Superior academic instruction

  • Challenging and engaging curriculum prepares students to be well-rounded, independent learners
  • Academic program that emphasizes an inquiry-based learning approach which fosters intellectual curiosity, creativity, reflective practice, and critical thinking
  • Students learn by doing through stimulating hands-on instruction and activities
  • Weekly enrichment instruction in art, music, design/computer science, P.E., library, and religion/values
  • Spanish beginning in 1st grade
  • Classes for high school credit in Algebra, Geometry, Spanish 1, and Earth Science
  • Balanced, integrated technology, coding, and digital citizenship
  • Public speaking and study skills instruction
  • 1 greenhouse, 2 student gardens, 1 lake, design studio, makerspace, and expansive campus trails system for outdoor learning
  • Outdoor education program
  • Peer group motivated to learn
  • Exceptional teachers who challenge inquisitive minds

Emphasis on character and values

  • Weekly chapel and values education
  • Character, accountability and courtesy instilled
  • Community outreach programs for ALL students
  • Middle School Honor Code
  • Our DRAGONS’ VALUES: Kindness, Respect, Acceptance, Integrity, Responsibility, Resilience, and Compassion

A welcoming, inclusive community

  • A true family atmosphere; motivating, supportive and nurturing
  • Small and selective by design to help children fit in AND stand out
  • Cultivation of each child’s talents and abilities
  • Involved parents
  • All faith traditions welcomed
  • Families partner in their child’s education

St. Michael’s Episcopal School exists not only to educate, but also to demonstrate and nurture the dignity and value of all human beings as creations of a loving, empowering God. We respect and protect all characteristics and differences that contribute to each person’s full identity. Within a diverse and inclusive community, we seek to create lifelong learners who address bias, oppose prejudice, and promote justice, and we strive to build and maintain a community that is physically, spiritually, and emotionally supportive for all.
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Engaging social development experiences

  • Morning meetings
  • Drama and class productions for grades K-8
  • Award-winning robotics
  • Student-led chapel and Student Community Association (SCA) in Middle School
  • Athletic programs including basketball, field hockey, swimming, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, golf, tennis, and track, plus mountain biking (19 athletic teams in 9 sports)
  • Theater/musicals, choir, and programs like Richmond Ballet’s Minds in Motion, build confidence and public speaking skills
  • Middle School dances and social/team-building events
  • Purposeful exposure to a broad variety of experiences
  • 92% of Middle Schoolers participate in a St M co-curricular activity or sport

Well-prepared graduates

  • Our students consistently score in the top percentiles on achievement tests.
  • Our graduates are consistently praised by high school guidance counselors and admissions directors for their superior academic achievement, interpersonal skills, and enthusiasm for learning.
  • Bright Futures: Our 2023 graduating class accepted to top area high schools and public specialty centers.
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