Why Choose St. Michael’s?

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Top Ten Reasons to Choose St. Michael’s

  1. St. Michael’s accelerated liberal arts program, founded on challenging academics, dynamic fine arts, integrated technology, and comprehensive athletics, inspires your child to achieve.
  2. Small classes of 14-19 and an overall teacher ratio of 11:1 enable teachers to know each student well and provide personalized instruction.
  3. The vibrant community embraces families from all religious traditions and walks of life and is supported by active parent volunteers. Regular school-wide events celebrate local traditions, religious holidays, and student performances.
  4. Spiritual development, chapel experiences, and community service build ethical and moral citizens who strive to work for the common good.  High personal standards of school citizenship and leadership form the cornerstone of St. Michael’s student life.
  5. Talented academic professionals bring the accelerated curriculum to life, building critical thinking skills and individual abilities in an atmosphere of differentiated instruction.  Current best educational practices are integrated and continually adapted.
  6. From the original Joesler-designed campus, our Southwestern architecture continues to be centered around traditional academic courtyards, creating a stimulating environment for learning and extending the classroom to the outdoors.
  7. Following more than 50 years of educational excellence, our students continually achieve in the top 15% of all students nationally on standardized tests.
  8. Student teams compete year round in the Tucson Independent Athletic League.  All middle school students are guaranteed active team placement in any sport.
  9. Uniforms alleviate wardrobe choices and encourage a respectful atmosphere.
  10. Enrichment activities—such as drama, karate, dance, chess, sports, band, ceramics, art extensions, and piano—are offered on campus conveniently after school.  All students have frequent opportunities in musical performance, art exposition, and curriculum-based field trips.