Students in sixth, seventh, and eighth grades are given the privilege of attending school-sponsored dances throughout the year. Hosted by the middle school students, the dances provide a time for socialization and fun with classmates after school hours.
Girls on the Run
St. Michael’s Academy hosts various Girls on the Run programs. Girls on the Run® is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.
Meeting twice a week in small teams, they teach life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The curriculum is taught by certified Girls on the Run coaches and includes three parts: understanding ourselves, valuing relationships and teamwork and understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large.
Running is used to inspire and motivate girls, encourage lifelong health and fitness, and build confidence through accomplishment. Important social, psychological, and physical skills and abilities are developed and reinforced throughout the program. At each season’s conclusion, the girls and their running buddies complete a 5K running event which gives them a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. The result—making the seemingly impossible, possible, and teaching girls that they can.
Often referred to as “The Gymnasium of the Mind,” chess is a game that develops critical thinking skills as well as patience! St. Michael’s Academy offers an After School Chess Club for students as well as a beginner’s series for younger students to learn the basics of the game.
Special Events Choir
Middle school students have the chance to share their musical talents outside of music class through the Special Events Choir. Under the direction of the SMA music teacher, Ashley Duplessis, students practice together and perform at special events both on and off campus such as school Masses, Diocesan Chalice of Salvation Masses and Springfield community events.
Field Trips & Field Days
St. Michael’s Academy offers its students a variety of fun field trips and activities. Each grade level has a field trip as well as participates in field days at the end of the school year. In addition, the school also has museums and community educational projects come into the school to provide events such as The Boston Science Museum, Forest Park Zoo on the Go, The Butterfly Museum and many more!