St. Michael School . . . Forming Intentional Disciples
Parents interested in a Catholic elementary education for their children in Preschool, Jr. Kindergarten, Kindergarten and First Grade are welcome to attend an Information Night on Thursday, January 19, 2017 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. in the St. Basil Parish Education Center, 8700 Brecksville Road. On Sunday, January 22, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. – noon, the main campus of St. Michael School, 6906 Chestnut Road, will hold an Open House. School families, those interested in sending their child to St. Michael School, alumni, and parishioners are welcome to attend.
St. Michael School is a nurturing community, empowering children in their faith journey and promoting academic excellence and life-long service inspired by their Catholic faith. The school is a partnership between the parishes of St. Michael in Independence and St. Basil the Great in Brecksville. The main campus is located on Chestnut Road in Independence and houses second through eighth grade. The St. Basil campus, also called the Early Education Center, is located on Brecksville Road in Brecksville. It is home to the three- and four-year-old preschool program, half-day junior kindergarten, full-day kindergarten, and first grade. The school serves students not only from Independence and Brecksville, but 17 other surrounding communities.
Each student at St. Michael School:
- Gains knowledge of the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church
- Participates in daily religion classes, prayer, and school liturgies
- Demonstrates Christian choices for self and others
- Strives to develop strong study skills
- Strives to always work to one’s potential
- Uses technology proficiently, responsibly and respectfully
- Shows respect to our country
- Demonstrates good sportsmanship in athletics.
Walking in Faith
Catholic identity is integral to every concept of St. Michael School. It is expressed in the daily experiences and interactions of students and staff.
St. Michael School provides opportunities to reach out to the poor and needy and hope that all who enter our buildings find a spirit of love and joy. The importance of strong academic excellence and discipline that is provided by St. Michael School, partnered with the teachings of how to live our Catholic spirituality every day in our lives, creates the perfect combination for the future of our youth and families.
With small class sizes, St. Michael School can be flexible to meet the changing needs of all our students with various additional opportunities and resources. Fortunate to be located in communities where enrichment for children is a priority, students participate in various extracurricular activities, as well as CYO athletics.
St. Basil Early Education Center
St. Michael School’s preschool program, Jr. kindergarten, kindergarten and first grade are located at the St. Basil campus in Brecksville.
The preschool program has become one of the most popular preschool programs in the areas. The curriculum consists of religion, Language Arts, mathematics, social studies, science, physical education, Spanish, arts and music. Classes teach the young children motor skills, social skills, language development, rhythmic movement, cooperation, sharing–all in a faith-based environment.
The Jr. Kindergarten program allows children who are five years old (with an early birthday before September 30) to explore, socialize, grow, develop, and learn while becoming an integral part of a nurturing and spiritual St. Michael School family. The program is held Monday through Friday mornings.
St. Michael School’s full-day Kindergarten:
- Provides the motivation and structure for each child to grow in all areas: spiritual, intellectual, emotional, social, and physical.
- Strengthens the child’s own awareness of self-worth and dignity.
- Includes periods of quiet activities and play periods that balance the more academic readiness activities.
Walk Through Wednesdays
Parents of children who will be of preschool or kindergarten age next year are invited to attend one of St. Michael School’s “Walk through Wednesdays” at the St. Basil Campus in Brecksville. November 30 from 9:30 – 11 a.m. Future dates include February 8, March 8, and April 12. There will be classroom observations, question/answer session, and refreshments. Children are welcome to come with their parents. Please RSVP to 440-717-0398.
Information Night & Main Campus Open House
Parents interested in a Catholic elementary education for their children in Preschool, Jr. Kindergarten, Kindergarten and First Grade are welcome to attend an Information Night on Thursday, January 19, 2017 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. in the St. Basil Parish Education Center, 8700 Brecksville Road. On Sunday, January 22, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. – noon, the main campus of St. Michael School, 6906 Chestnut Road, will hold an open house. School families, those interested in sending their child to St. Michael School, alumni, and parishioners are welcome to attend. There will be classroom tours, a sneak peak of the Drama Club’s play, and performances by the Jazz Band, Choir, and Jump Rope Club. Families interested in receiving a personal tour of either the St. Michael or St. Basil campus can call Mrs. Margaret Campisi at 216-524-6405.
New Student Registration Week begins Monday, January 23, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at both the Main campus and the St. Basil campus. Students transferring from other schools in grades 1-8 are to register at the main campus. Preschool, Jr. Kindergarten and Kindergarten registration is at the St. Basil campus.
“Today I started singing the ‘Amen Alleluia Praise the Lord’ song and my daughter’s eyes lit up like lightbulbs. She couldn’t believe I knew that song because it is her favorite one from school. And when we read through the ‘God Made Water’ booklet, she said, ‘We are learning about all of God’s creations!’ She is so happy when you say prayers that she learned at home, and that reinforcement shows me that we made the right choice in sending my daughter to St. Michael’s for kindergarten. Thank you for all your work with her and her classmates and for making it such a positive environment for them.”
– Maria Krejsa, St. Michael School Parent of Kindergartener
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