St. Michael's Academy is the one and only Roman Catholic elementary and middle school in the city of Springfield, MA. We serve students in preschool through grade eight from the greater Springfield area. St. Michael's Academy was founded in 2009 as a diocesan school created by the union of the five remaining parish schools in Springfield: Holy Cross School, Holy Name School, Our Lady of Hope School, Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School.
Welcome to St. Michael's Academy.
The SMA community understands that academic success can only be achieved through rich and challenging experiences where students develop a positive attitude and a lifelong desire to learn. This is why the focus of each day is the development of the whole child: spiritually, academically, creatively, physically, and socially. The day-to-day instruction and sharing help guide each child to learn how to make responsible choices and to practice these choices in various situations in the present, but such instruction will remain with them for a lifetime.
The academic program presents material across the curriculum in order to broaden the knowledge and understanding of both global and shared experiences, and each child has the opportunity to engage in stimulating age appropriate, hands-on activities that will develop their potential.
Our faith dimension is incorporated into every aspect of the academic day. We welcome the exposure to diversity and the beauty thereof as our young people learn to be awed and appreciative of the beauty of God’s creation in the face of every person they meet. Our focus is to guide St. Michael students toward the realization that a friendship with God leads to a life lived with dignity and respect for self and other.
Throughout each grade level in the school, students develop the character that embodies the Catholicity of SMA. They also become creative and critical thinkers, confident and open-minded researchers, responsible and thoughtful decision makers, articulate and reflective communicators, as well as contributors to our community.
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|St. Michael's Partnership with The Community Music School of Springfield|
The Arts at St. Michael's Academy
St. Michael's Academy values the Arts and acknowledges the importance of including the Arts in its student programming. In addition to the Art and Music programs provided at the academy, St. Michael's also partners with The Community Music School. They provide the following programs during the school day:
2nd Grade - Violin Program
3rd Grade Drumming
4th Grade Chorus
These programs are made possible by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
In the fall of 2012, the St. Michael's Academy community developed a strategic plan, Ignite and Achieve Excellence: 2017, to guide the school's progress over the next five years. A group of over 80 volunteers-made up of faculty, staff, administrators, parents, grandparents, priests, religious sisters, deacons, diocesan representatives, community members, and alumni-gathered to create the plan, which focuses on eight major areas: Catholic Identity, Academics, Admissions, Advancement, Facilities, Finance, Student Life, and Technology.
|St. Michael's Academy History/Mission|
It is the mission of St. Michael's Academy to teach and share the traditions of the Roman Catholic faith and promote academic excellence within a safe and nurturing environment that welcomes and respects individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, and faiths. In partnership with parents, we guide students to develop their fullest potential as responsible citizens of the world, instilled with a strong set of moral values, a sense of service, and a love of learning.
St. Michael’s Academy began when the Springfield parishes of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Holy Cross, Holy Name, and Our Lady of Hope merged their elementary schools into St. Michael’s Academy in 2009, thereby creating a unified and strong Catholic school to serve all of Springfield. St. Michael’s Academy is the largest Catholic school in Western Massachusetts, and has already established itself as the premier elementary Catholic school in Springfield. St. Michael’s weathered its first setback on June 1st 2011 when it could not wholly escape the devastation brought by the unexpected tornado that struck the Connecticut River Valley. As a result, the school was moved to its current location in Springfield at 153 Eddywood, formerly Holy Cross Elementary School. In June of 2013, St. Michael’s Academy announced its new strategic plan, “Ignite and Achieve Excellence: 2017.” In it, the plan calls for continued development of innovative and creative approaches to academics, admissions, finance, and technology that will allow St. Michael’s to continue to set the standard for Catholic education in Springfield and throughout the region.
|Board of Trustees|
The school's governance includes a school board with limited jurisdiction. This board, known as the Board of Trustees, meets monthly to guide the smooth operation and ensure the sound future of St. Michael's Academy.
|Protection of Youth Program|
Protection of Youth
All clergy, all employees of the Diocese, parishes and schools, and all volunteers who have regular contact with children, are required to participate in and comply with all aspects of the Safe Environment Program.
The policies and practices outlined in the Diocesan website include important information about the belief that the Roman Catholic Church of the Diocese of Springfield must maintain and support a comprehensive plan to ensure that all children are protected and safe from abuse and person-to-person violence. As Bishop of our diocese, I join the efforts of many other parish and school leaders who work daily to see that all of our programs are staffed with persons who care deeply about the welfare of our children and youth.
Most Rev. Mitchell T. Rozanski, Bishop
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