Inspired Minds...Faith-filled Hearts...Tomorrow's Leaders
That's the St. Michael's Academy difference!
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. It is an investment that will pay dividends for the rest of your child’s life.
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.
St. Michael's Academy can offer your child an advanced educational experience that not only includes high level academics, but also provides the opportunity for the formation of high moral values, a sense of respect for themselves and others, the development of critical thinking skills, the boosting of self confidence and the growth of personal organizational skills. These are skills that will lay the foundation for a child's entire life. 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.
|Why Are More Parents Choosing St. Michael's Academy?|
Why Are More Parents Choosing 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. Here, your child will receive an education filled with the necessary skills to provide them with a solid foundation for a lifetime of success.
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.
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. It is the combination of strong academics and the formation of a faith based moral character that consistently places our students at the top as they move on to high school and college. That is the St. Michael's Academy difference.
Our school welcomes students from all religious backgrounds and encourages a sharing of diverse cultures. Our dedicated and talented faculty values a partnership with families in the education and formation of each student. They are dedicated to the success of each individual student. We feel that communication between home and school is a critical component to a successful education.
The result? A well rounded student equipped with the knowledge and moral compass to succeed in the world. The proof? Our graduates enjoy success among our area’s best private and public high schools where they are accepted into accelerated classes, and then continue on to top-notch colleges and universities!
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Congratulations! You are taking the first step towards providing your child(ren) with an outstanding academic opportunity. Please click here to complete the St. Michael's Academy application.
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We would be delighted to give you additional information about St. Michael's Academy. Simply click here, complete the brief form and submit. We will be in touch with you as soon as possible!
St. Michael's Academy welcomes students from all religions, backgrounds and cultures.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Admission Office via email or by calling (413) 782-5246, ext. 1208.
Invest in a child's education AND their future at St. Michael's Academy...It will pay dividends for life.!
Please review the Application Process page for a list of documents required for a complete application at each grade level.
St. Michael’s Academy is
2021-22 Academic Year
Kindergarten through Grade 8
1st Child ……………….. $4,600
Preschool Program (Ages 3 and 4)
5 full days
5 full days with sibling
3 full days,
2 full days, Tuesday/Thursday ….............$3,040
Tuition Deposit: A $300 non-refundable per
Cost to Educate: The current cost to St.
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Tuition and fees may be paid by cash, check, or electronic
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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 Grants:
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 $35. 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 submit before June 30th.
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.
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What are Parents Saying about St. Michael's Academy?
"I continue to be impressed with the depth and breadth of the assignments that you are giving the children during this time of remote learning. It makes me happy that Ryan is still learning so much in his Social Studies, Science, Literature, Spelling & Vocabulary, and Religion classes.
Thanks for all your hard work!"
Tutor of a 4th grade student
"Our son William went from hating school (ok... a strong dislike) to loving school! It is a pleasure watching him skip out of school everyday with a huge smile . We recommend this school 1000% !"
|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 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 2020-21 school year:
First child: $4.50 per hour
Second child: $3 per hour
Third child: $1.00 per hour
There is a 1 hour minimum charge for each program
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, delayed opening, 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.