For over 140 years, the school has offered a rigorous curriculum in a nurturing and Catholic value-centered environment. Staffed by the Sisters of Mercy until 1984, the school was then served by the Sisters of the Religious Teachers Fillipini for several years. A qualified and dedicated faculty of lay teachers now staffs the school.
The school endeavors to provide challenging academic programs that enable our students to grow to their full potential. We are interested in creating life-long learners, and to that effect we teach our students how to learn, how to be critical thinkers, and how to access the information and knowledge they need to be successful in high school and beyond.
We are also committed to providing a faith-filled environment for our students. Catholic values are imbued throughout the curriculum, and daily prayers and weekly liturgies are an essential part of our program. Service to others is stressed through school-wide programs with community service a requirement in the middle school religion program. Respect, caring and character are not merely lessons taught at St. Michael School, they are lived daily by our students.
The students at St. Michael come not only from Pawcatuck and Stonington but from the surrounding communities along the Connecticut and Rhode Island border. After graduation, our students attend and are successful at high schools in the two-state area: St. Bernard School, The Prout School, Stonington High School, Westerly High School, Chariho, and Bishop Hendricken, where they stand out in academics, leadership and character.