"Our motto is scientia, pietas, fides, which means "learning, character, faith."
Saint Michael's Academy is a small coeducational institution with a PreSchool (Nursery through Pre-Kindergarten), a Lower School (Grades K-VI), and an Upper School (Grades VII- XII) in a caring, extended family atmosphere. A rigorous, classical curriculum prepares students for college and for lifelong intellectual curiosity. We consider a classical education to be one that emphasizes the interrelationship of traditional disciplines in all aspects, ancient and modern, cultural and spiritual. A classical education includes a process of searching and questioning.
The school operates in an atmosphere of trust, cooperation and involvement among students, faculty and parents. Teaching objectives include instilling knowledge, developing mental discipline and stimulating curiosity and creativity. The school promotes fair competition in a setting where students develop clear values and moral vision.
We see Saint Michael's not as a luxury, but a necessity in our community as a cultural force. More than any other school in the area, it emphasizes the proper balance between head and heart, mind and character, form and spirit, that produces enlightened individuals.
What We Offer Each Student
To instruct our young people we have assembled a strong faculty, some with many years of experience, others with new ideas and fresh enthusiasm. All teachers have at least Associate or Bachelor's degrees, many with Masters and PhDs. Throughout the school we have first-rate, creative teachers that have high expectations for themselves and their students.
SMA comprises a small, diverse student body, with international students and children of all ages, backgrounds, and grade levels, who contribute to a single schoolwide community. Roughly 15% to 20% of our students come from families belonging to our local Episcopal parishes. Nearly 20% of our students receive some form of financial aid.
Saint Michael's students consistently score among the highest SAT scores in the Brazos Valley. Students who do not remain at SMA through graduation are usually in Advanced Placement classes and graduate with honors in other schools due to the influence of their years at SMA.
Graduating seniors receive acceptances from schools such as Harvard, Duke, Stanford, Wellesley, Smith, William and Mary, University of California at Berkeley, University of Chicago, New England Conservatory, Carnegie-Mellon, Mt. Holyoke, Carleton, Rice University, The University of Texas, and Texas A&M University.
Excerpted from the preschool's website