What We Believe + Why It Matters

The four pillars of the St. Michael's mission drive our
learning community and student-centered philosophy: 
service, courage, personal integrity, and intellectual curiosity.  

Our pillars instill in our students lifelong habits of mind.
St. Michael’s is a mission-driven school because 
the world doesn’t just need smart people – it needs leaders –
people who know, and choose to do, the right thing.

The St. Michael's Difference

Why Consider St. Michael's

In addition to the many compelling reasons parents choose private school for their children: class size, safety, community, common values, dedicated faculty, and optimum college placement, St. Michael's distinguishes and differentiates itself even further. See why St. Michael's gets an extra two thumbs up

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"Where else could someone build a house in Nicaragua, see the Pope up close in Panama, and have an internship at a renowned institution? Only at St. Michael’s. Where else could someone lead praise band, sing the national anthem, rap a Dr. Dre song, and even play the harmonica? Only at St. Michael’s. These are the moments that have led me to affectionately nickname our school, “The School of Opportunity”–because where else could someone have such an enriching high school experience? Only at St. Michael’s."
"Vanessa '19

A Guided Pathway

How Students Learn

A St. Michael’s education encompasses critical thinking, analysis and collaboration, intentionally integrated in real world contexts, fostering the development of these skills and competencies for college, career and life. The ways in which we guide our students along this essential pathway are many.  

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“Being involved in Senior Leadership Team and school retreats has prepared me for my future by giving me opportunities to become more empathetic and more comfortable opening up to others. It gave me time to work on my organizational skills, interpersonal skills, and confidence. St. Michael’s has taught me to be fearless. I am no longer afraid to try new things.”   |  Zach '18
                                                                                                                                                                                  
st. michael's catholic academy

3000 Barton Creek Boulevard   |   Austin, Texas 78735   |   (512) 328-2323   |   admissions@smca.com
St. Michael's Catholic Academy is mindful of its mission to prepare the student holistically for leadership, service, and decision making consistent with Catholic values; and admit students of any race, color, or national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to the school. St. Michael's Catholic Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and/or ethnic origin, age, or gender in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. St. Michael's Catholic Academy does not discriminate against students with special needs; a full range of services might not be available.