The preschool program, for children 3 and 4 years of age, has become one of the most popular preschool programs in the areas. The curriculum consists of religion, Language Arts, mathematics, social studies, science, physical education, Spanish, art and music. Classes teach the young children motor skills, social skills, language development, rhythmic movement, cooperation, sharing–all in a faith-based environment. 

Also new for the 2020-2021 school year, we will be adding a 3-day or 5-day, half-day or full-day, option for our 3 and 4 year old preschoolers. Tuition pricing is available here!

Jr. Kindergarten


The Jr. Kindergarten program allows children who are five years old (with an early birthday before September 30) to explore, socialize, grow, develop, and learn while becoming an integral part of a nurturing and spiritual St. Michael School family. The program is held Monday through Friday mornings.

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St. Michael School’s full-day Kindergarten program:

  • Provides the motivation and structure for each child to grow in all areas: spiritual, intellectual, emotional, social, and physical.

  • Strengthens the child’s own awareness of self-worth and dignity. Each child is a unique gift of God.

  • Includes periods of quiet activities, rest, and play periods that balance the more academic readiness activities.

Kindergarten Registration

Below are the steps you need to follow:

  1. Register your child for the St. Michael Kindergarten Program (Paperwork can be picked up in the office of either campus.)

  2. Pay the Kindergarten Screening Fee ($30) (This can be done by either dropping off or mailing the screening fee to the St. Basil Campus. The screening fee can also be submitted with the registration paperwork and fee but please keep both fees separate.)

  3. Families new to the school should call (440) 717-0398 to sign-up for a screening time.

  4. Fill out the Parent Questionnaire

  5. Give the School Questionnaire to your child’s current teacher (Only applies if your child is currently enrolled in an academic program.)

  6. Make sure your child gets their rest and has a good breakfast/lunch for their screening.  Please be on time for your screening appointment.

  7. Screening results will be sent out mid-March with a score sheet and additional activities to practice over the summer.

First Grade

Our first graders at St. Michael School come brimming with enthusiasm and an excitement to learn and make new friends.  Our classrooms provide a safe, rich learning environment with challenges every day so that each child can reach their full potential.


Religion is the core of our school.  Besides having religion class every day, we attend weekly Mass on Fridays.  Our curriculum includes SuperKids, that is a fun friendly language arts program.  The children not only learn reading, spelling and grammar skills, but the stories incorporate life lessons that they can use on a daily basis.  Technology has become integrated into our classrooms.  We use laptops and iPads during our center times. The children have embraced this exciting way of learning.


The children not only learn reading, spelling and grammar skills, but the stories incorporate life lessons that they can use on a daily basis.

During the Christmas season, the first graders make Gingerbread Houses. This tradition is more than 20 years old! The students also have the opportunity to make Lenten pretzels and eat their delicious creations during snack time.

All first graders have the opportunity to join K-Kids that is a Kiwanis based organization working to help in the community.

SMILES is a shared reading program with adult volunteers. Each student has a partner to read with twice a month. This program has been a blessing to our school for more than 25 years.

For more than 25 years, SMILES has been run by parent volunteers.  Nancy Peters was the school's "SMILES Lady" for more than 12 of those years.  "She was beloved by our volunteers, faculty and students for her enthusiasm, dedication, welcoming spirit and a megawatt smile that lifted your heart and lit up the room."

2019-2020 School Calendar

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St. Michael Campus

6906 Chestnut Road

Independence, OH  44131


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St. Basil Campus

8700 Brecksville Road

Brecksville, OH  44141


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