Our Mission and Values
Saint Michael Episcopal School’s mission is to provide a nurturing, individualized, inclusive early childhood experience based on our four pillars - Love, Faith, Education, and Service,
We offer a curriculum to stimulate children’s intellectual and spiritual growth with activities that foster creative thinking, develop strong character, and build a foundation in faith.
About Our School
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 early childhood experience. We now offer educational opportunities for children 12 months through Kindergarten. Saint Michael Episcopal School (SMES) is under the leadership of Netra Fitzgerald, Head of School, and has grown into a successful early childhood option for Saint Michael and All Angels members and north Dallas residents. SMES serves over 240 families each year and has 328 students enrolled for the 2023-2024 school year.
All of our teachers incorporate art, table activities, circle time, and free play to provide a well-rounded experience. We encourage our students to become more independent by helping them to learn skills that make them feel confident and capable.
As an Episcopal school, we believe that serving others is one of the best ways we can teach our little ones to know God. Through events such as the book drive or the canned food collection, we are able to show our children what it means to help those who need it most. We hope by instilling the importance of putting others first at an early age that they will be better prepared to meet the world. We also gather weekly for chapel service for our children to come together with Father Greg Pickens to learn about stories from the Bible and how God plays a role in each of our lives.
We hope that you will find SMES to be the school where your child grows to love learning and to love those around them.
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Saint Michael Episcopal School provides educational opportunities for all students without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, citizenship status, religion, or any other applicable protected classifications in the administration of its admission and education policies, financial aid programs, athletic programs and other administered activities unless a particular status protected by federal, state, or local laws contradict the deeply held religious convictions of the School or the church. SMES prohibits all harassment, bullying, or discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, or disability.
At SMES, our students are curious, inquisitive learners. They are eager to learn and develop their natural curiosity for the world around them. Our dedicated staff members nurture the strengths and interests of each child, while offering a curriculum that stimulates children's intellectual and spiritual growth with experiences that foster creative thinking, development of strong …Read More »
Netra Fitzgerald serves as Head of School at Saint Michael Episcopal School (SMES), Dallas, Texas. Her commitment to excellence in early childhood experiences through curriculum development, social & emotional learning skills integration, and balance of direct learning & play is essential to her educational philosophy. Her devotion to early childhood positioned her to be selected…Read More »
We have 54 staff members who nurture and educate our 327 children in our toddlers/twos and preschool program.
Teaching teams in each classroom focus on the success of each child. Combined years of service of all teaching faculty at SMES is over 450 years of experience. All staff participate in continued education training annually and are members of collaborative professional ea…Read More »
Saint Michael Episcopal School is fully accredited through the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools.
What are the principal qualities that distinguish a school as Episcopal?
This question, more than any other, is asked of NAES by Episcopal school and Church leaders, parents, and the general public. The answer is that they are Christian communities whose missions integrat…Read More »
Saint Michael Episcopal School's Board of Directors is entrusted with the great responsibility of operating the non-profit entity, Saint Michael Episcopal School, a Parish Episcopal school. Members of the Board serve staggered three-year terms and 51% of our board members must be members in good standing of Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church. The board is composed of m…Read More »
Thank you for your interest in employment at Saint Michael Episcopal School!
We currently have a position open for a Preschool teacher and Director of Finance and you may read the full descriptions below. Please complete our online application by clicking HERE.
We are committed to providing equal opportunity in all of our employment practices, including selection, hiring, promo…Read More »