You can help by RSVP’ing to the St. Michael sNO BALL. SMA’s Guardians Club Ambassadors are hosting our inaugural sNO BALL with the goal of building membership in this Club. Guardians Club Members commit to an annual pledge, at a level of their choice, for five years.

Collectively, our five-year pledges will contribute to the financial backstop that will allow us to transition from our current emerging state to a stable, yet dynamic, educational institution.

It’s the best investment you’ll ever make, and we promise to stretch your donations as far as possible to provide maximum impact on our growth.


Today, the future of our country and our culture depends on our young people receiving a quality education fostered in academic rigor, strong values and an environment where there is discipline, and a wide range of opportunities and experiences.


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Dear Friends and Family of St. Michael Academy;

St. Michael is raising the bar in Northern Michigan with the most distinguished faculty, Classical curriculum, and high standards of respect and dignity for self and others.

Over the next five years, we intend to dramatically grow St. Michael Academy (SMA), Northern Michigan’s only independent Classical high school, in three ways:

  • Growing our first-class faculty and curriculum while providing the very best instruction in the humanities, arts, mathematics, science, and athletics. As illustrated in the enclosed brochure, we are already making significant progress.
  • Expanding enrollment by at least 20 students in each of the next five years. Aggressive plans are underway. As we grow, we will maintain our single-digit student/teacher ratio so we can preserve our practice of providing for each student’s needs.
  • Developing Financial Stability. In the next five years, we will transition to a broader funding model that includes expanded grant income, parish support, endowments, and focused scholarships, lessening the need for private donations.

Until then, we need your help. Investing in St. Michael Academy is an excellent and rewarding way to renew a culture of faith and reason. All members of our Staff and Board have made a five-year pledge. Won’t you consider joining our noble cause?

With Prayers and Gratitude,

James L. Hatch, Executive Director and Guardians Club Member

Gregory Somers, President of Board of Directors and Guardians Club Member

P.S. AND if we meet our $150,000 goal, these same donors will continue to match new first-year members gifts up to $300,000 until December 31, 2018!