St. Michael's Academy

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St. Michael's Academy History/Mission

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It is the mission of St. Michael's Academy to teach and share the traditions of the Roman Catholic faith and promote academic excellence within a safe and nurturing environment that welcomes and respects individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, and faiths. In partnership with parents, we guide students to develop their fullest potential as responsible citizens of the world, instilled with a strong set of moral values, a sense of service, and a love of learning.



St. Michael’s Academy began when the Springfield parishes of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Holy Cross, Holy Name, and Our Lady of Hope merged their elementary schools into St. Michael’s Academy in 2009, thereby creating a unified and strong Catholic school to serve all of Springfield. St. Michael’s Academy is the largest Catholic school in Western Massachusetts, and has already established itself as the premier elementary Catholic school in Springfield. St. Michael’s weathered its first setback on June 1st 2011 when it could not wholly escape the devastation brought by the unexpected tornado that struck the Connecticut River Valley. As a result, the school was moved to its current location in Springfield at 153 Eddywood, formerly Holy Cross Elementary School. In June of 2013, St. Michael’s Academy announced its new strategic plan, “Ignite and Achieve Excellence: 2017.” In it, the plan calls for continued development of innovative and creative approaches to academics, admissions, finance, and technology that will allow St. Michael’s to continue to set the standard for Catholic education in Springfield and throughout the region.