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Margaret Delk Moore

Welcome to St. Michael’s School!

Founded in 1958, St. Michael’s School offers students in Kindergarten through eighth grade a dynamic and safe environment to discover, to learn and to grow. For over fifty years, the school has provided an exceptional liberal arts curriculum, which includes rigorous academics as well as athletics, the arts, and spiritual formation. We strive to nurture the whole child in mind, body, and spirit. St. Michael’s School benefits from our membership and full accreditation through the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools whose standards are modeled after those established by the National Association of Independent Schools. In addition, our school holds membership in the National Association of Episcopal Schools as well as the Arizona Association of Independent Schools.

A St. Michael’s education is designed to assist students in developing reflective, compassionate, creative, and disciplined approaches to learning.  Intellectual growth is supported by a strong moral foundation.  Our 21st century academics that incorporate creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication are enhanced with community service projects, field trips, and long-established school and church traditions.  Our students have unique opportunities to enhance their educational experience at St. Michael’s including taking center stage at the Temple of Music and Art during the annual Fine Arts Night, reenacting Las Posadas, declaiming a challenging poem competitively in front of the entire school, exploring the mountains and canyons of Arizona and meeting a member of Congress on the steps of the U.S. Capitol.

Please contact me if you have any questions about our superb school.  At St. Michael’s, we create life-long learners who will make a difference in the world.  Our website will provide helpful information about our school, however, we invite you to visit our campus where you will surely catch the passion and joy that permeates all that we do.  Come and see!

Margaret Delk Moore
Head of School

Head of School Blog

May 16

When young prospective students and parents come to visit our school, along with other admissions materials we will give the child a little stuffed baby eagle. Not only is the eagle our mascot, but I believe it is fitting that we give a little eagle to little children who are launching their formal education with us. At St. Michael’s School, our students are in a nest, of sorts, and it is in our magical nest that we raise them up to be successful scholars. It is our job, in partnership (read more)

May 3

When I reflect back over all of the teachers I had as a student, including the professors I had in college, I can remember almost every single one. I remember their personalities, their style of teaching, and the encounters I had, both positive and negative. Their patience seemed never ending. Their enthusiasm and passion for teaching were often contagious, and they became my role models as I became a parent and then as an administrator. There were certain teachers whose influence on my education was profound. I majored in history (read more)

April 25

On Tuesday, as I was speaking with a colleague, a group of students who looked vaguely familiar walked by my door. As I rushed to catch up to them, grins and hugs greeted me from alumni boys who are now juniors in high school, returning to campus for our alumni celebration. The young adolescents who left us at the end of eighth grade had grown to be young men who are eagerly planning for college in another year. They talked about high school, how well prepared they were, their dreams (read more)