Welcome! Thank you for your interest in St. Michael's Academy. We are delighted that you are considering a partnership with us in the education of your child.
St. Michael's Academy was founded in 2009 but draws upon the tradition of over one hundred years of Catholic education in the city of Springfield, sharing the teachings of the Roman Catholic faith.
Through an innovative, rigorous curriculum and a culture of high expectations and mentored learning, we ignite a love of learning within our students and guide them to be life-long learners. Our integrated curriculum is defined by clear learning expectations where students are readied at each grade for success at the next level. We provide a safe environment both physically but emotionally as well. An environment where students are not afraid to take risks for fear of failure. A nurturing, inclusive environment where students come to know and appreciate students from diverse traditions and backgrounds.
We invite you to learn more about St. Michael's Academy by visiting us or by contacting the Admissions Office at 413.782.5246 or via our Admissions Contact Form.
|Why Should You Send Your Child To St. Michael's Academy?|
Why should you send your child to St. Michael's Academy?
As a parent, you want the very best for your child and when it comes to education, that statement could not be more true. On behalf of St. Michael's Academy, welcome to the largest Catholic elementary school in western Massachusetts serving students from prekindergarten through eighth grade.
Our mission at St. Michael's Academy is not just to provide an outstanding academic experience but to also "ignite" a love of learning within our students. We strive to educate the whole child in a safe and welcoming environment where students and their families feel that they are a part of a larger community. Through an innovative and technology enhanced curriculum, our students develop critical thinking and problem solving skills helping them to experience academic success.
Equally important is learning how to live a faith-based life that teaches respect, strong moral character and the value of service to others. Our students learn that a relationship with God is the strongest, life-long friendship that they can ever acquire.
Our school welcomes students from all religious backgrounds and encourages a sharing of diverse cultures. Our dedicated and talented faculty form a partnership with families in the education and formation of each student.
And remember that our graduates enjoy success among our area’s best private and public high schools, and continue on to top-notch colleges and universities.
We welcome you to visit us and see first-hand the educational opportunity that awaits your child! Let us tell you about the many aspects of our school, answer your questions and provide you with a private tour. Appointments can be made by calling (413) 782-5246 or by emailing us by clicking here.
I hope to hear from you!
Nancy Coley, Director of Admissions
|St. Michael's Academy New Student Application|
To apply to St. Michael's Academy, please click here:https://app.praxischool.com/ext_createOnlineForm.php?p=5246&i=3
|St. Michael's Academy Open Houses!|
Open House at St. Michael's Academy!
Join us on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at noon for a special information presentation designed specifically for prospective students and their families. We will have a panel of teachers, students and parents that will provide an opportunity to ask questions and meet faculty and students in a relaxed environment. The session will last approximately 30 minutes. We will also be holding a curriculum fair for current students and all of the classrooms will be open with teachers available. Come and check us out!
Have questions? Please feel free to call the Admissions Office at (413) 782-5246. We are here to make the admissions process an easy one!
|Admissions Contact Us|
We invite you to learn more about St. Michael's Academy by visiting us, by contacting the Admissions Office at 413.782.5246 or by filling out the form below.
|Thank You For Requesting More Information!|
Thank you for your inquiry. It would be our pleasure to provide additional details about St. Michael's Academy. Someone from our team will be in touch with you in the next 24-48 hours. In the meantime, please feel free to explore St. Michael's Academy in greater detail by clicking on one of the areas below. We look forward to sharing our school with you!
Inspired Minds...Faith-Filled Hearts...Tomorrow's Leaders
|Admissions Information |
St. Michael's Academy holds a number of different opportunities and events throughout the school year for prospective students and their families. Whether it is an open house, admissions information session or private appointment, we are always available to provide details about the Academy and to answer any questions you may have.
If you have missed one of our previously scheduled Open Houses... no worries! You can schedule a personal appointment and tour. We would be delighted to share with you the many advantages a St. Michael's Academy education can offer YOUR child! We welcome students from all cultures, religions and backgrounds - come and experience the St. Michael's Academy difference! Simply contact the Admissions Department at (413) 782-5246, ext. 1208. We are here to help!
Inspired Minds...Faith-filled Hearts...Tomorrow's Leaders
PreK and Kindergarten
Tuesday, November 27th from 5-6 p.m.
Full School Open House
Sunday, January 27th from noon to 2 p.m.
Middle Level Information Night
Tuesday, February 26th from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
See You there!
Please review the Application Process page for a list of documents required for a complete application at each grade level.
St. Michael's Academy welcomes visitors and encourages families to come and tour the school. Please feel free to call to set up an appointment! During the tour, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and see first-hand the educational experience that awaits your child!
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Admission Office via the website, email or by calling (413) 782-5246, ext. 1208. We hope to see you soon!
Invest in a child's education AND their future at St. Michael's Academy!
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2018-19 Academic Year
Kindergarten through Grade 8
1st Child …………………... $4,250
Preschool Program (Ages 3 and 4)
5 full days
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2 full days, Tuesday/Thursday ………………… $2,740
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Avenues of Tuition Assistance
St. Michael’s Academy is able to offer the following options for tuition assistance to its families. Please note that tuition assistance is typically not available for PreK students.
SMA Tuition Assistance:
St. Michael’s Academy has funding available for families (Catholic and non-Catholic) who demonstrate financial need. Both income and expenses are taken into consideration. To qualify, you must complete the financial aid application through FACTS and pay an application fee of $30. To do so, please visit: https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/4GSBK. You will need to have your previous year’s income tax forms available. If you have already completed a FACTS application for Diocesan Financial Aid, you do NOT need to complete a second application.
Average awards range from $250 to $1,000 depending on the number of applications and financial need. We encourage families to apply.
Parish grants are available through local Catholic parishes for parishioners who are in good standing. To qualify for a parish grant, your pastor must complete the “Parish Grant Application” and return it to Nancy DeMars in our Tuition Office. Upon receipt of the approved Parish Grant Application, the award will be applied to your tuition and your monthly payments will be recalculated. The amount of your award will be determined by your pastor. The application must be submitted on an annual basis and is based on parish participation rather than financial need.
Diocesan Financial Aid:
Diocesan Financial Aid is available for students in kindergarten through grade eight. Diocesan Financial Aid will be applied to tuition upon notification from the Diocese of Springfield. Families need only one application to cover all their children enrolled in our Diocesan elementary and high schools. To qualify for Diocesan Financial Aid, you must:
To do so, please visit: https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/4GSBK
Appeal of Tuition Assistance Decision
If your application for tuition assistance has been denied and your financial status has changed since you filed your income tax return or you are experiencing financial difficulty, you may appeal your decision. Please contact the tuition office for the appeal form and submit to the Diocese and/or St. Michael’s Academy Business Office.
|Before and After School Program|
Before And After School Program
St. Michael’s Academy offers before and after school care to assist working parents with the supervision of their children.
The Before School Program begins at 6:30 a.m. and ends at 8:15 a.m.
The After School Program begins at 3:30 p.m. and ends at 5:30 p.m.
In the morning, the program revolves around quiet time involving playing board games or reading. This program is held indoors. In the afternoon, the program includes homework or quiet time as well as supervised play. The cost of the Before and After School Program (morning and/or afternoon) is separate from the St. Michael’s Academy monthly tuition.
A registration form is mailed to every St. Michael’s Academy family during the summer. Parents/guardians who are interested in enrolling their children are asked to complete this form and return it to school by the stated date in August. Children may be enrolled on a day-to-day basis, on a weekly basis, or on a drop-in basis.
Cost for 2016-17 school year:
First child: $4.00 per hour
Second child: $2.50 per hour
Third child: $1.00 per hour
There is a 1/2 hour minimum charge per stay.
Bills for the Before and After School Program are sent home on Fridays in the family envelope. The billing period covers the previous Thursday through Wednesday of the current week. Payment is due upon receipt. Participation in the Before and After School Program is contingent upon timely payment of your account. Students may be denied participation in the Before and After School Program when accounts become past due.
The Before and After School Program is not in session when school is closed (e.g. holidays, snow days, vacation times) and when there is an early dismissal.
We offer full-day preschool with partial-week options. There are no half-day options for preschool. All preschool applicants must be potty-trained by the time they begin preschool. Please refer to Application Process for additional information. Preschool students are NOT eligible for tuition assistance.
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