The U.S. Department of Education describes the National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Award as follows:
"Founded in 1982, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students perform at very high levels or where significant improvements are being made in students' academic achievement. A National Blue Ribbon Schools flag overhead has become a mark of excellence in education recognized by everyone from parents to policy-makers in thousands of communities. Since the program's founding, the U. S. Department of Education has bestowed this coveted award on more than 7,000 of America's schools."
In 2009, St. Michael School was named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence from the U.S. Department of Education. We are very proud of this tremendous accomplishment and look forward to much academic success in the future.