Testimonials

"My goal is to encourage children to stretch their curiosity by delving into books that offer inspiration, adventure, history, laughter, tenderness, and reality, and to take the lessons of those books to heart and become lifelong learners."
— Martha Rowland, Faculty, Librarian

"I have been teaching physical education since 1994. I love the fact that we are able to have P.E. four days a week. It allows me as a teacher to really get engaged with the kids to show them all the facets of why it's important to stay active on a daily basis."
— Steve Buzzard, Faculty, Athletic Director

"Chairing the Board of Trustees is a great honor for me. The trustees are the school's governing board that partners with the Head of School to steward the mission of St. Michael's. This collaboration is a healthy and active part of our school community."
— Cathy Fobes, Past Board Chair/Parent

"I love being part of such a dynamic school community. St. Michael's not only provides a rigorous curriculum that constantly challenges the students, it also offers many opportunities for the students to express their individuality and have fun through a variety of co-curricular activities."
— Katie Abbott, Faculty, Student Affairs

"I am so proud to have been a part of the St. Michael's faculty for more than 15 years, as the third grade teacher and now as Curriculum Coordinator. What a privilege it is work with such a talented and dedicated group of professionals. The fact that St. Michael's puts professional development at the top of its priority list is very obvious in the quality of teaching and learning that takes place in our curricular and co-curricular activities."
— Diane Williamson, Faculty, Curriculum Coordinator

"Teaching P.E. at St. Michael's is a gift within itself. It is an incredible opportunity to use physical activity and games as a vehicle for the life skills that the students will carry with them for a lifetime. Every day we are teaching sportsmanship, respect, self-control, and character. These are the tools that matter the most."
— Steve Buzzard, Faculty, Athletics

"St. Michael's robotics curriculum uses project based learning and allows our students to see the physical application of abstract science, math and engineering concepts while learning to design and program a robot. The Carnegie Melon curriculum model is student driven and teacher monitored and designed to help prepare students for a world where they will rely on critical and logical thinking and improved problem solving skills."
— Veronica Graffis, Faculty, Middle School

"Having witnessed the growth of St. Michael's over the past 25 years, I am very proud to have been a part of the team that has made the campus what it is today. Even in quainter times, when the facilities were modest, the school still projected a clean, safe learning environment for its students. Today, with the new buildings and new landscaping, I myself am in 7th Heaven....for maintenance is minimal, safety is steadfast and beauty is abundant! It just doesn't get any better than that!"
— Glenn Croy, Buildings and Maintenance

"As a current parent who has a recent graduate, I witnessed firsthand the ease of transition from Middle School to High School. My daughter was both academically and socially prepared, and I directly attribute this to her St. Michael's experience."
— Cathy Fobes, Parent

"I was pleasantly surprised and pleased to find that St. Michael's has a nurse on staff. It gives me peace of mind."
— Amelia Lyons, Parent

"I was thrilled to be fully supported in starting the organic garden for the school. The school community has embraced this beautiful teaching space, which connects our children with their food source."
— Rob Gaon, Parent

"The community, the culture and the families have been everything we've wanted from a school."
— Kristin Enes, Parent

“The faculty expected the best from us, so we went on believing we could do great things.”
Jill Gajkowski, St. Michael’s Alumni

“I wouldn’t be where I am today without St. Michael’s high school preparedness.”
Scott Griffin, St. Michael’s Alumni

“The education I received here put me ahead of the game.”
Allison Dominic, St. Michael’s Alumni

 

At St. Michael's we see the importance of working with students to improve themselves physically. I have been "building better young people" for the last 25 years here at St. Michael's, and it has been a BLAST!"

— Doug Brandenburg, Faculty, Athletics

Accreditations and Memberships