Welcome from our Head of School, Netra Fitzgerald
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 character, and a foundation in faith.
As our students grow and develop, so, too, does Saint Michael. We are continually enhancing our social-emotional experiences, curriculum and Episcopal chapel programs, incorporating the latest brain-based research on how students learn, collaborate, and engage in the most developmentally appropriate way. We also ensure that each of our programs offers the foundational skills that will support our students during their time with us and in the years to follow.
Exciting changes and enhancements are happening. You will notice the beginnings of new physical layouts, playgrounds, classrooms and spaces at SMES that further support our Episcopal identity, curriculum and social and emotional focus.
Since our founding year in 1986 as a ministry to parents, our school has evolved into a thriving early childhood experience. Saint Michael Episcopal School’s mission is to provide a nurturing, individualized, inclusive early childhood experience based on our four pillars - Service, Education, Love and Faith. As an Episcopal school, we believe that serving others is one of the best ways we can teach our little ones to know God.
During this unprecedented time across the world and nation, please know that we have optimistically and enthusiastically prepared and planned for a safe and nurturing In-person learning environment where our students thrive and find the joy in learning. At SMES, we pivot as needed all while staying grounded in the mission of our school.
We hope that you will find Saint Michael to be the school where your child grows to love learning and to love those around them. Whether you come to SMES for two years or five, you are joining a community that lasts a lifetime. I invite you to visit our campus, see our vibrant classrooms, meet our incredible little learners, feel the warmth of our talented teachers and experience all that Saint Michael Episcopal School offers.
Head of School