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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

February 28

My heart has been heavy for the last two weeks. In the midst of a day that focused on hearts and love, tragic news greeted us in the late afternoon that yet one more school had been the center of violence at the hands of a troubled teen. I shed a few tears and said prayers on behalf of those whose grief will forever run deep. Surely, everyone felt the heartache of a school, a community, and our nation. So how should we respond in our school to such tragic (read more)

February 14

She came into the courtyard quietly. Her head was slightly down, and there was only the hint of a smile on her face. Clearly, there was some anxiety, some cautiousness about her, and some reluctance to breathe deeply and enjoy the moment. Then the music started. The steel drum band was in full swing, dancing and playing to the rhythms that flowed from the instruments. One by one, students got up and began to move to the music. Someone started a conga line, and another simply began to dance by (read more)

January 31

This past weekend, St. Michael’s School presented The Lion King. The performance by our third through eighth grade students was spectacular. From the sets to the make-up, the music, and the enthusiasm of the cast, this year’s musical received rave reviews from the 900+ in attendance. The Lion King was the perfect musical to end the month of January and our ongoing conversations with students regarding the value of courage. Courage is demonstrated in many different ways. It might be in doing something challenging or trying something that has never (read more)