School History

Our school was established as a ministry of Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church (SMAA) in 1986. At that time, it was solely as a Mother’s Day Out program through two years of age. Over the years, our school has evolved into a thriving preschool. We now offer educational opportunities for children 18 months through Kindergarten. Saint Michael Episcopal School (SMES) is under the leadership of Katie Riley, Executive Director, and Tricia Morris, Director, and has grown into a high demand early childhood option for Saint Michael and All Angels members and north Dallas residents. SMES serves over 140 families each year.

Teaching teams in each classroom focus on the success for all children. Combined service of all teaching faculty for SMES children is over 270 years.  All staff participate in continued education training annually and are members of collaborative professional early childhood associations.

The Saint Michael Parent Advisory consists of the Programs and Communications Coordinator, SMES Parents, SMAA parents with young children, Associate for Operations and/or Vicar and a Vestry liaison. The committee meets monthly to provide programming and event support for school and ministry related activities. Committee meetings are open to all communicants.

The SMES School Board was established in 2011 to assist the Rector and Vestry in all matters relating to the school, including accreditation, policies and procedures, fundraising, marketing and communications. The SMES board is comprised of parents, grandparents, community members, the Associate for Operations and/or Vicar, a Vestry liaison and the Executive Director of SMES.

We have been able to build and grow on the strengths and successes from the past and look forward to a bright and engaging future.