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St Michael School

Private | PK-8 | 411 students


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Posted June 17, 2013

My daughter has been a student at St. Michael school for 6 years. We have had a great experience and I would highly recommend to anyone interested.
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Posted February 26, 2012

very rounded educational program grear staff .Up to date cariculem.Large roomy class rooms.great location. Strong religious program.

Posted November 22, 2011

My child attended St Michael for nearly three years, and was harassed endlessly by another child. While the education was good, the teachers were rigid and wouldn't respond to the constant bullying. The principal (Mary Frances Chisholm) verbally attacked me and berated my parenting skills when I met with her to address the situation. It was ugly, and I removed my child from this school. Essentially, the education is good, but they have no practical bullying policy--the staff can be as abusive to the bullied child as the bully. Be careful here.
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Posted October 18, 2011

St. Mike's is an excellent school with great leadership in Mrs. Chisholm and Mrs. Elias. I am not Catholic which worried me at first but my kids were welcome without hesitation. They have thrived at this school and the small, community feel has made this a place where I feel comfortable knowing that they are not just a number. The kids aren't coddled which is a relief in today's society. The weather has to be BAD for them to be kept indoors during recess and gym and I love the amount of fresh air they get. Parents are warned from the beginning that there will be scraped knees at the school yard and we just need to accept that. It's old-school education and I LOVE IT. I am considering moving from Lowell and my husband and I agree that St. Mike's is the only thing that has so far kept us here and given us hesitation about moving.
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Ethnicity This school State average
White 82% 67%
Black 7% 8%
Hispanic 4% 16%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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21 6th Street
Lowell, MA 01850
Phone: (978) 453-9511


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