Why choose an independent school?

  • Higher performance when surrounded by peers on a college-bound path.
  • Stronger self-confidence and resilience from a wider network of mentors and role models.
  • Safer social/emotional settings in which parents are invited to be a part of their children’s growth and maturation.
  • Deeper value-added programming featuring individualized curriculum that is based on critical thinking, collaborative teamwork, and generative innovation.


We welcome you to explore our website, and begin to learn for yourself why SMCDS is unlike any other educational setting in the region.

Next, contact us to book a tour, and we can discuss more about your children, your hopes and dreams for them, and how those dreams might become reality here at St. Michael’s Country Day School.


Sandy Merten
Director of Enrollment Management
401-849-5970 ext 302


COVID 19 update — our campus is closed but #SMSstaysconnected!

At this time, there are no known cases of COVID 19 in our SMS community. As Head of School Jim Heus wrote in a letter home to parents:

“In keeping with our nation’s efforts to maintain social distancing, and consistent with Governor Raimondo’s two-week suspension of public schools throughout the state, we will launch our plan for distance learning. We have planned, rehearsed and are ready to execute ‘virtual’ instruction on Monday, March 30th.”

Please CLICK HERE for FAQs on COVID 19 and distance learning.