St. Michael School offers a well-rounded academic education for students Preschool through eighth grade grounded in basic Christian values. St. Michael School works with our parents to develop the whole child, a centered, well rounded person who is self-confident, self-disciplined, open to growth, responsible, and an active and productive future citizen. We form a life-long learner who is articulate, creative, technologically literate and capable of critical thinking and problem solving. We form a person who is academically and spiritually competent.
As a Catholic school, St. Michael School serves as an apprenticeship in Gospel living. Along with the tradition of quality education, high expectations and accountability, St. Michael School offers a learning environment that promotes Christ-like values. Students, first and foremost, learn and live their faith. Daily, they experience God and are given multiple opportunities for prayer, worship, community and acts of service. Not only do we nurture the intellect, but focus on the life of the spirit and the moral dimension of the individual. We hope to create graduates who are concerned about others, involved in the community, and who literally will make the world a better place by striving to “Be another Christ.”
History and Tradition
St. Michael School was organized in the 1870s, 19 years after the founding of the parish. In 1908, the Sisters of Notre Dame were asked to staff the school. Today, the educational program at St. Michael is the result of a cooperative effort between our lay faculty and the Sisters of Notre Dame.
In 1997, to accommodate growing enrollment, St. Michael School and St. Basil the Great Parish developed a partnership that allows our younger students to be taught at the Education Center at St. Basil in Brecksville. This Early Childhood Learning Center is now home to the St. Michael Preschool, Jr. Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and First Grade. Our second through eighth grade classes are at our St. Michael School Campus in Independence.
St. Michael School draws children from the Independence, Brecksville-Broadview Heights, Bedford, and Seven Hills-Parma school districts, as well as other neighboring communities. Busing arrangements with most districts make it possible for children to attend St. Michael School.
6906 Chestnut Rd
Independence, OH 44131
Principal: Margaret Campisi
Date of Open House: 1/28/2015