St. Michael's Episcopal School

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12/06/2023

It's not the holidays at St M without a spirited visit from everyone's favorite Elf! He has a "TAYLOR-ED" message for all of our Dragons to be SWIFT to drop off your letters to Santa in our North Pole Post in front of Hubbard Hall!

Photos from St. Michael's Episcopal School's post 12/05/2023

St. Michael's Kindness Project aims to further promote a positive and empathetic environment for students, teachers, and faculty by celebrating and encouraging Random Acts of Kindness within our school community and beyond. As part of this initiative, our Middle Schoolers gathered to cook this weekend to support important causes and those in need. Proceeds from their bake sale on Monday supported Smiles from Sarah, an organization advancing therapeutic child life programs that help children and their families during challenging and traumatic hospital admissions. SmilesfromSarah

12/04/2023

Thank you, Titans, for having us! A highlight of this annual tradition is seeing all of our St. Michael's alumni!

12/04/2023

It was a BIG weekend for Dragon sports -- ALL of our teams gave it their all! Congrats to our Girls' Varsity Basketball team for their championship win at the Anna Julia Cooper Holiday Hoops tournament. Our Boy's 6th grade and JV Basketball teams also had game wins this weekend. Our Swim team came on strong at their first meet of the season, with our Dragons playing first in the Girls' 100 IM (setting a new St M team record) and 50 fly, as well as 2nd in Girls' 50 free. Way to go, DRAGONS!

12/01/2023

"It's a beaut, Clark!" (name that Christmas movie) St. Michael's is getting in the holiday spirit and decking the halls in preparation for our December 6 Christmas parade and tree lighting. We are truly grateful for the devotion of our Dragon dads who helped erect the tree last night. 🎄

11/30/2023

'Tis the Season to Be Jolly! Join us for St M's Annual Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting, Wednesday, December 6, at 6 p.m. (Campus opens at 5:30 p.m., Extended Day closes at 4:30 p.m. Stay tuned for important parking info as the campus will be closed to car traffic.) The festivities include a float parade around The Green, choral performances, caroling, and the lighting of the campus tree. Santa will even make a special appearance at this much-anticipated, fun-filled event! Fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la

Photos from St. Michael's Episcopal School's post 11/28/2023

"God is with us and all around us in this sacred space." Today, our school community gathered on the banks of Lake Winston for worship and a very special blessing of St. Michael's new outdoor chapel. We are most grateful for the generosity and support of our St M families who helped make this beautiful and reverent space a reality and for our student readers, faculty choir, and alumni musicians for sharing their gifts today. Blessings to all.

11/28/2023

St. Michael's extends a warm welcome to Chasity Craft as she joins our Development Office as an Advancement Associate. Chasity comes to us with a background in fundraising/development, corporate philanthropy, and special events, along with human resources management, having worked in the Development Office of Children’s Hospital & VCU Children’s Medical Center (Children's Miracle Network). She also brings a strong knowledge of donor database management/CRM, and volunteer/vendor management. Chasity is excited to get to know our St M families and to dive into all of the exciting activities underway in the Development Office.

Photos from St. Michael's Episcopal School's post 11/28/2023

Deck the halls! Thanks to all who attended St M's first annual SMPA wreath-making event on Sunday! Such a great turnout and what beautiful wreath creations. Merry merry!

11/23/2023

We gather on this day to be thankful for what we have, for the family we love, for the friends we cherish, and for the blessings that are ours. Wishing all of our St. Michael's families, faculty & staff, alumni, and friends a truly wonderful Thanksgiving!

11/22/2023
Photos from St. Michael's Episcopal School's post 11/21/2023

Inspired by the book Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano, our kindergarten friends decided to lend a hand to some turkeys and help them find THE perfect disguises to avoid (ahem) being the centerpiece of a Thanksgiving feast. Gobble! Gobble!

Photos from St. Michael's Episcopal School's post 11/20/2023

After an inspirational trip the Richmond Science Museum, the egg drop project is underway in our third grade. Students will build a device to protect an egg and prevent it from breaking when dropped. This project relates to lessons about Newton's laws of motion and potential and kinetic energy.

Photos from St. Michael's Episcopal School's post 11/17/2023

Cue the lions! Cue the clowns! The Circus came to town today and there was such excitement in the air at today's magical First Grade presentation of Circus Circus!

Photos from St. Michael's Episcopal School's post 11/17/2023

After the Thanksgiving Chapel, our Fifth Graders delivered collected food to the St. Michael's Church Food Pantry. There they learned about food scarcity in Richmond and how 4 pounds of food can feed one person daily. We are grateful that over 1000 pounds of food was donated by St M families. Therefore, St M's donations provided food for over 300 people for a day! When the students returned from the trip, they wrote reflections on what this experience meant to them and how their perspective on food scarcity may have changed. Thank you, St M families, for your generosity and support of this important mission!

11/16/2023

Members of our Middle School Book Club Elective happily shared their joy of reading today in our kindergarten and first grade classrooms.

11/15/2023

"Neighbor to neighbor. One for all and all for one!" Our Middle School Musical Theater Elective shared their inspiring gift of song at today's Middle School Admissions Open House. Bravo!
(Song credit: Newsies, The Musical)

Photos from St. Michael's Episcopal School's post 11/14/2023

Coloring the world with kindness!

11/14/2023

Thankful and Blessed: At our Thanksgiving Chapel services today, our St M community gave thanks for ALL of our many blessings as each of our students brought forward a food donation. As Harvest Helpers, our fifth graders then helped sort the offerings which were delivered to the St. Michael's Church Food Pantry.

11/13/2023

Happy World Kindness Day! Over the coming weeks, St M is eager to share with you some exciting initiatives spreading Random Acts of Kindness throughout our halls and community. In fact, 120 of our 142 Middle School students have come forward to be Kindness Ambassadors! Random Acts of Kindness CONNECT all of us to our humanity, remind us of how much LOVE there is in the world, and can INSPIRE each of us to pay it forward. How have you spread KINDNESS today?

11/11/2023

With respect, honor, and gratitude, thank you to all of our Nation's Veterans.

11/08/2023

Iñupiaq author-illustrator Nasuġraq Rainey Hopson spoke (virtually) today with our St. Michael's 3rd-5th graders about writing and illustrating stories and the meaningful traditions of the native Alaskan Iñupiaq people, answered student questions, and shared her debut middle-grade novel, Eagle Drums. The book is a magical and epic story about the origins of the Iñupiaq Messenger Feast, a Native Alaskan tradition, and how the Iñupiaq people were given the gift of music, song, dance, and community.

11/08/2023

Our Middle School Admissions Open House is one week away! REGISTER TODAY to join us on Wednesday, November 15, 9-11 a.m., and learn about our vibrant Middle School curriculum, culture, and community! To attend: www.stmschool.net/welcome.

11/08/2023

Join us for a Hollywood-themed Lower School Parents' Night Out (for grades PK-5) on Friday, November 17, from 6-9 p.m., presented by our Extended Programs team. So much fun for all! For details, pricing, and to register, click here: tinyurl.com/STMHollywoodPNO.

11/07/2023

St. Michael's was delighted to showcase our curriculum, culture, and community strengths as we welcomed five members representing the VAIS (Virginia Association of Independent Schools) this week for our 10-year reaccreditation visit. The visiting team met with our Board of Trustees, faculty and administration, students, and parents-- while also observing the daily happenings throughout the school. Feedback was overwhelmingly positive from the team as they gave St M big accolades for our vibrant, engaged faculty and community, instilling a joy of learning in our students, leveraging our unique 70-acre campus for hands-on learning, innovation in teaching practices, and fostering strong parent/teacher relationships. To the VAIS visiting team, thank you for being with us!

Photos from St. Michael's Episcopal School's post 11/07/2023

Hands-on learning is a hallmark of a St. Michael's education. Studies have shown that kinesthetic learning, where a student carries out physical activities rather than listening to a lecture, is one of the most successful ways of learning as "doing" helps students gain a superior understanding of the material. From building suspension bridges to study force and tension to constructing indigenous peoples' dwellings, our 5th graders engaged with the subject material to create and problem-solve.

Photos from St. Michael's Episcopal School's post 11/06/2023

“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.” (-Lauren DeStefano) A gorgeous fall grand finale can be seen everywhere you look on our 70-acre campus!

Photos from St. Michael's Episcopal School's post 11/03/2023

It's another Hobby Cafe in kindergarten! Our littlest Dragons recently learned all about a fabulous antique car. We are always delighted to welcome parents, grandparents, and family members as they share their talents and passion projects--from beekeeping and calf roping, to wood carving, pasta-making, painting, and more! Thank you for being with us!

Photos from St. Michael's Episcopal School's post 11/02/2023

Konnichiwa! From creating their own haiku poetry, lunching at a Japanese restaurant, and learning Japanese Kanji writing and geography, to making ''koinobori'' (carp kites), origami swans, and paper bento boxes, our first graders are enthralled with their study of Japan.

11/02/2023

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM--and BOOKS and MORE BOOKS, too! Open from 8 a.m.-6 p.m., today is the LAST DAY of our Book Fair in the Perkinson Arts Center. A portion of sales comes back to our St. Michael's Parents' Association. As you come to peruse the book offerings, join us for an ICE CREAM SOCIAL today from 3-6 p.m. Hurray for great books! Happy reading!

Photos from St. Michael's Episcopal School's post 11/01/2023

¡FELIZ DÍA DE LOS MU***OS! In the Middle School today, the all-school, student-led Day of the Dead celebration turned the Great Hall and the Allen Library into a corner of Mexico for an afternoon. In the 16th year of this anticipated annual St M tradition, eighth graders researched and cooked authentic Mexican dishes for everyone, learning as they did about the origins of many popular foods. Seventh graders prepared beautiful ofrendas (offerings) and made oral and written presentations in Spanish and English to celebrate and commemorate the lives of family members who have passed away. What a fiesta!

Photos from St. Michael's Episcopal School's post 11/01/2023

While our seventh grade life science classes were immersed in an interesting lab on bacteria and infection rates, we wondered if their reptilian lab partners were "whisssssspering" their thoughts and support.

Photos from St. Michael's Episcopal School's post 10/31/2023

St. Michael's faculty and staff "went to the dogs" this Halloween and showcased their spooky fun holiday spirit in multiple creative ways. Boo! (or should we say, Woof?!) Happy Halloween!

Photos from St. Michael's Episcopal School's post 10/31/2023

Happy Halloween from St. Michael's! We are pleased to announce the winners of our Pumpkin Creations and Pet Costume Contests. With over 89 entries received, our Dragons once again amazed us with ALL of the creativity and enthusiasm that they put into their Jack-O'-Lanterns and pet finery. Winners were selected by our Administrative team in a blind survey. Our four winners have all won fun St M dragon gift bags. Congratulations!

Photos from St. Michael's Episcopal School's post 10/30/2023

Our Middle School Camping Elective class could not have had a more perfect weather weekend for an overnight campus camp-out! This adventure culminated their learning about "Leave No Trace" and how to make conscious decisions that serve to lessen human impact on nature.

Photos from St. Michael's Episcopal School's post 10/29/2023

"There is magic in the night when pumpkins glow by moonlight." Lots of spooky fun sights were seen at Friday night's Middle School Halloween dance!

10/27/2023

What a day for after-school fishing adventures on St M’s Lake Winston! 🎣🛶

10/27/2023

Who's ready for a spooky fun Halloween? We are! See important details re: upcoming festivities.

10/26/2023

St M Is Going To The Dogs! Canines in costumes, a playful sight to behold, Tales of tails wagging, a story to be told, In fur and flair, they prance and they play, Paws adorned, a canine masquerade underway. As St M is all about our four 4-legged friends and campus reading dogs, send us pics of your pets decked out in Halloween garb! The best pet costume will win a pet-friendly prize! Submit photos to Mrs. Amore in our Communications Office at [email protected] or tag on social media with by 9 a.m. on October 31.

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St. Michael’s Episcopal School: Come discover our exciting new campus!

St. Michael’s is proud to offer an academic community that is SMALL enough to provide individual attention and a motivating, supportive family environment, but BIG enough to provide a superior academic program and inclusive co-curricular activities. We are a collaborative community where teachers and students engage, support and inspire one another and where students have ample opportunities to both fit in and stand out.

Our challenging academic program inspires students to safely take risks in learning and self-discovery, provides opportunities for participation in leadership roles, and encourages students to develop skills, interests and character based on Christian values. Serving students from 29 zip codes in grades K-8 on our unique 70-acre campus, we have two co-ed classes per grade in the Lower School which expands to three sections in the fifth grade.

All Middle School students participate in our International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program which emphasizes an inquiry-based learning approach and fosters intellectual curiosity, reflective practice and critical thinking. Community service, school traditions, co-curricular activities, sports and clubs build self-esteem and expose students to different viewpoints and personal growth experiences.

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The Elf Era
Tree Lighting
"Neighbor to neighbor. One for all and all for one!" Our Middle School Musical Theater Elective shared their inspiring g...
Veterans Day
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