Mission & Philosophy


St. Michael’s Country Day School provides a dynamic curriculum that is built on excellence and inspires students to

LEARN with confidence  •  LEAD with character  •  ACHIEVE lasting success


At St. Michael’s Country Day School, we believe that the foundations of human character are formed at a young age and that our ability to inspire these character traits will determine the future success of our students, our community, and our world.  Learn more about our Traits for Success.

We are a learning community that

Embraces the principle that Persistence is at the core of every successful endeavor

Encourages our students to be Attentive and to focus on goals and that draw from personal strengths and passions

Empowers our students to live a life of Courage by being risk takers, innovators, and leaders who are willing to stand up for what is right

Values Flexibility as the foundation for critical thinking, creativity, and problem solving

Prepares our students to become Responsible global citizens and confident communicators

Instills confidence and the value of critical self-reflection through Organization

Broadens our student’s awareness of the world as they Collaborate in a community of inclusion, tolerance, equity, and justice

Inspires students to find joy in learning and to approach all challenges with a Positive Attitude

Nurtures empathy, compassion, and a lifelong commitment to community service through acts of Generosity

This mission and philosophy statement is overseen by the Board of Trustees working cooperatively with the school community.