Secondary School Advising

  • Date created

    October 4, 2019

  • Last updated

    October 5, 2019

While strong academics are and should be a priority at St. Michael’s, we also offer programs that provide students with opportunities to broaden and deepen their sense of self and the world in which they live.

Community service, experiential learning, character development, and leadership programs teach children the skills and strategies to be successful beyond the classroom. Every student has the potential to be a leader, and at St. Michael’s Country Day School, we intentionally teach these leadership skills so every child is equipped to advocate, collaborate, and communicate effectively. We provide leadership opportunities throughout every student’s experience so they feel inspired and empowered to make a difference in their community and beyond.

One aspect of our leadership program is the high school placement process. Whether or not our 8th graders are going to public or independent schools, they all get experience in the following: 

  • Practice/Mock Interviews
  • Public Speaking
  • Interpersonal Communication Skills
  • Essay Writing
  • Resume Development

Beginning in the spring of their 7th grade year, students and their parents are guided through a process that includes exploring high school options, meeting important deadlines, and tips for effective communication.

For more information on this process, please contact Colleen Welsh, Middle School Head at cwelsh@smcds.org or call 401-849-5970.

During my visit to St. Michael’s, it was very clear to me that each and every teacher teaches to the...

1st and 3rd Grade Parent

St. Michael's Country Day School
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2019-10-25T09:09:17-04:00

1st and 3rd Grade Parent

Sara Pimental During my visit to St. Michael’s, it was very clear to me that each and every teacher teaches to the individual child, not just a group of children. Teachers and St. Michael’s know each and every one of the children they teach and it is obvious that they 
Everyone here makes an effort to know all of the students. I was amazed when I picked up my son...

Prekindergarten Parent

St. Michael's Country Day School
5.0
2019-10-25T09:09:54-04:00

Prekindergarten Parent

Alex Lio Everyone here makes an effort to know all of the students. I was amazed when I picked up my son from Field Day and everyone – teachers and students alike – all said hello and goodbye to him by name. It feels so amazing to be part of 
I love how everyone here is very family oriented and very welcoming. Our family felt part of the school from...

Prekindergarten Parent

St. Michael's Country Day School
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2019-10-25T09:10:30-04:00

Prekindergarten Parent

Prekindergarten Parent I love how everyone here is very family oriented and very welcoming. Our family felt part of the school from day one and it made for a really easy transition. Prekindergarten Parent St. Michael's Country Day School 5 2019-10-25T09:10:30-04:00 Prekindergarten Parent I love how everyone here is very 
During my daughter’s 2nd grade year, the idea of a Buddy Bench was brought up by a classmate. After presenting...

3rd and 7th Grade Parent

St. Michael's Country Day School
5.0
2019-10-25T09:11:00-04:00

3rd and 7th Grade Parent

Megan Whitlock During my daughter’s 2nd grade year, the idea of a Buddy Bench was brought up by a classmate. After presenting the idea to the Lower School head, the idea was fully embraced. Instead of just providing a Buddy Bench, my daughter and a few students helped build and 
St. Michael’s is a magical school. The teachers are wonderful. They have that blend of intelligence, gentle discipline, and love...

2nd Grade Parent

St. Michael's Country Day School
5.0
2019-10-25T09:11:29-04:00

2nd Grade Parent

Ina Bordelon St. Michael’s is a magical school. The teachers are wonderful. They have that blend of intelligence, gentle discipline, and love inspiring the kids. The sense of community is so evident. The parents are a tight-knit group that truly care about one another and cheer other families one. 2nd 
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