Your web search has brought you to an extraordinary school! Poised to celebrate its 80th year, St. Michael’s Country Day School has cultivated and maintained a distinguished reputation for excellence in teaching and learning.

Our diverse community of families shares the desire for their child to be productive, confident and happily engaged in their learning. Our parents want their child to be known and appropriately challenged. They want a community where parents partner with teachers. The want to know that the school will produce confident graduates who will be self-advocates and gain the support to explore a wide variety of secondary school options. And, finally, our families want a school that is ‘independent’ in the sense that it is free to design a program that is current, relevant and responsive to the needs of our students who are with us today.

The following pages will detail our comprehensive program and the essential information about school operations. To fully appreciate and understand St. Michael’s I highly encourage you contact our Admissions Department to arrange a visit so you can witness first hand learning in action and begin to appreciate our culture of kindness and service to others.

I have enjoyed working in independent schools for many years and am blessed to be at the helm of such an extraordinary school. I look forward to you visiting us soon to learn our full story first-hand.

James P. Heus

Head of School



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.