Highlights of St. Michael the Archangel School

1. Spiritual

a. Weekly Liturgies – School Mass on Wednesdays, 9:00am, Church
b. Morning and Afternoon Prayers – Recited in school each day
c. The Angelis – Recited in school each day at noon
d. Lunch Prayers – Recited each day in the lunchroom
e. Reconciliation – Monthly, various classes as scheduled
f. Prayer Services – Thanksgiving, Advent, Christmas, Ash Wednesday, Lent, Easter
g. Stations of the Cross – Prayed during Lent each week in Church
h. Recitation of the Rosary – Recited on special feast days of Mary and other times during the year
i. Children’s Choir – Sings at Weekly School Mass and other special events on and off campus
j. Altar Servers & Sacristans – trained through Parish and serve at School Mass
k. Community Out-reach activities – Visit and decorate and donate to Eastern Family Resource Shelter and other worthy causes as decided by the Student Government Committee.
l. Values Code – Monthly value shared, learned and practiced throughout the the school

2. Academic

a. Use of Alternative methods of assessments
b. Use of Differential learning methods in the classroom
c. Resource teacher for Reading and Math
d. Small class sizes throughout the school
e. Play-based student-centered learning in PreK thru Kindergarten
f. Integrated technology in the curriculum
g. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) resource teacher
h. Professional innovative and learning assemblies
i. Variety of robotics-based activities
j. Use of SMART Board technology in the classrooms
k. Renovated Science Lab
l. Internet available throughout the school
m. Laptops and projectors available for classroom instruction
n. Academic success in high schools – scholarships and class rankings.

3. Safety

a. Shield the Vulnerable Compliance
b. Supervision of driveway, parking lot, playground
c. Video monitored entry on all access doors
d. Registered Nurse – full-time
e. Counselor – part-time
f. Health Fair

4. Development

a. School Annual Giving Fund
b. Special Events including Race for Education, Christmas Bazaar, Taste of Italy Dinner and Golf Outing
c. Government Funds – e-rate; Title I, Title II, Non-public Textbook Loan Program,

5. Financial

a. Daughters of Charity Academic Scholarship
b. The Holy Name Scholarship
c. Children’s Scholarship
d. The Knott Scholarship
e. The Theresa F. Truschel Charitable Foundation, Inc.
f. Daniel Rudd Scholarship Fund
g. Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program
h. Partners in Excellence Scholarships
i. Tuition Assistance from the Archdiocese of Baltimore
j. Tuition Assistance from St. Michael’s Parish Funds
k. Tuition Assistance from St. Michael’s School Funds