St. Michael Catholic School, established in 1997, is a parish elementary and middle school with approximately 700 students in grades pre-school through Grade 8. St. Michael School is accredited through AdvancEd and the Kentucky Commission for Non-Public Schools. St. Michael School is also a member of the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) and was awarded Blue Ribbon School status by Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, Inc.
The school has a reputation for excellence in academics and a caring, family environment, which facilitates learning and the child’s spiritual, social, emotional and physical growth. We recognize a triad partnership between parents, teachers, and students. Within this nurturing community of mutual respect, students become responsible lifelong learners. St. Michael graduates are well prepared for academic success in high school and beyond.
All students are admitted to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The school does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, or ethnic origins in the administering of its educational policies, admissions policies, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
The campus is located on 16 acres in a neighborhood setting in Louisville, KY. The school includes:
- 31 classrooms, a computer lab, science lab, library, music room, art room, resource room, gymnasium, cafeteria, playground, and playing fields.
- St. Michael students have access to the following technology: the school-wide network, the Internet, desktop and laptop computers, iPads, LCD and document projectors, wireless access, and interactive whiteboards. Students may also bring their own devices (BYOD) for educational activities.
- The curriculum is supported by and students have access to Sycamore Education, Discovery School streaming video, BrainPop , IXL Math and Language Arts and various other online programs.
Our school has 39 faculty members, many with advanced degrees. Additionally, we have a full-time principal, assistant principal, counselor, and two resource teachers. Full-time instructional aides assist in grades K-8. Limited small group instruction for students with learning disabilities is available.
The Terra Nova National Achievement test is administered annually in the spring to students in grades 3-7. Students in grades 5 and 8 take the ACRE (Religion test). All students in grade 8 take the High School Placement Test, which is the admissions test for Catholic high schools in the area.
The school day begins at 7:50 a.m. We have buses, walkers, carpool and extended school care. Our cafeteria features two hot lunch entrees and a full salad bar daily, or students may bring their lunch to school. Students in kindergarten have a milk break each morning.
We communicate with parents in many ways. Our Knights News digital newsletter is released weekly. Knights News is emailed to parents and available on the website. Additionally, each family has an account on our internal website, Sycamore Education. Sycamore is a cloud-based system and includes features to manage student demographics, attendance, grades, assignments, registration, digital storage, and mobile-friendly student/ parent portal. We use School Messenger as our emergency notification system. Parents may receive voice calls, text messages, and/or emails for school alerts.